Ph.D. of Computer Science and Information Technology
Riga Technical University
EUR 8,910 / per year
Earliest start date
The objective of the study program is to prepare highly qualified specialists and researchers in 1) Information technology with specialization in systems analysis, modeling, and design; or 2) Mathematics with a specialization in applied mathematics and mathematical modeling, who conduct innovative, state-of-the-art research and solve complex real-life problems.
Why Computer Science & IT at RTU?
Make real world impacts while participating in large-scale, interdisciplinary research that spans today's most exciting and sought-after fields and industries.
The Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Technology is a research degree that produces independent scholars, cutting-edge researchers, well-prepared educators, and top-level global tech leaders.
Degree awarded: Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, or Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Mathematics.
The program focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of information technology and engineering of complex information processing systems in an area of study ripe for innovation in a world driven more and more by data.
Students develop transferable research skills and explore data structures and algorithms, operating systems, computer networks, cybersecurity, intelligent systems, project management, software engineering and human-computer interaction.
- Study with RTU’s world-class computing faculty and take advantage of dedicated research mentors who operate at the intersection of people, information, and technology.
- Breadth of program offerings with a university focus on discovering solutions to real-world problems beyond computing, by balancing theory and practice.
- Enhance your global network in Riga, a high-tech hotbed metropolis with small town historical charm.
- Thriving academic community built around a dynamic and diverse campus culture.
Get the resources you need to make informed decisions about your education. Contact the Riga Technical University International Cooperation and Foreign Students Department:
Admission office Tel:
+ 371 67 08976
+ 371 67 089020
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The computer science/information technology industry, and the overall digitization of our world more generally, are on the bleeding edge of both innovation and explosive growth.
Employment for computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 21% between 2021 and 2031.
With a broad scope of research areas within applied mathematics, computer science, information systems and information technology, RTU prepares PhD students to be at the forefront of the future of technology leadership.
RTU graduates assume leadership roles in their current careers or in academic, research, government, and state-of-the-art industry positions both in Latvia and abroad. Others start their own ventures to develop innovative products.
Career opportunities in industry settings include:
- Artificial intelligence scientist
- Computer vision engineer
- Data scientist
- Software engineer