Each student has a research budget available for doing research in Italy and abroad. According to the regulation of the ph.d. program, the research budget amounts approximately to 1,620€ per year.
The ph.d. program in computer science allows for flexible spending, that is, the students can spend their budget of €4,860 along the three years with no specific constraint.
The research budget is mainly meant to cover expenses during study missions or participation in conferences, seminars, schools.
The department can provide a laptop to each ph.d. student, but the laptop will not be new and, in some cases, it might not be fully adequate for resource-intensive research We expect that most of the students can have a laptop from the research group they work in. If necessary, the department will consider buying a new laptop — in this case the cost of the laptop will be detracted from the student’s research budget. In any case, the laptops are owned by the department and are loaned to the students for the duration of their ph.d. Once a student finishes his/her ph.d., all loaned devices must be returned to the department.
The research budget is available to all ph.d. students, including ph.d. students with scholarships (funded by MIUR, by research projects and by external organizations), executive students, alto apprendistato students, and students with no scholarship. The research budget is not available to ph.d. students being part of ph.d. programs running at other universities with a co-advisor from the department of informatics, systems and communication of the University of Milano – Bicocca.
In some specific cases, the research budget might be available from the project that covers the scholarship of the student rather than from the budget of the ph.d. program. Students who are in this situation will be directly informed by the coordinator.