The Doctoral program in Informatics is where academia meets industry, where theories are developed and challenged in praxis, where new knowledge is created, and where scholars emerge. The Department of Informatics offers Switzerland’s best application-oriented informatics and internationally ranks among the best institutions in its field.
The Doctoral program of the Department of Informatics at UZH focuses on three fields - Information Systems, Software Systems, and Multimodal and Cognitive Systems. Application areas range from business information systems to social sciences, linguistics, natural sciences, and medicine. The Department creates joint research ventures and integrates their results in the teaching of students. In addition, internationally renowned visiting professors regularly give courses on special topics. During the doctoral education and work, students deepen their skills and knowledge acquired at the Bachelor's and Master's level with respect to scientific work and its application. All in all, our program offers excellent students a way to gain all the necessary competences for scientific work in informatics or for highly qualified work in an applied field.