The doctoral degree in computer science aims at attaining a deeper knowledge in one of the areas of computer science and the ability to produce new scientific insights in this area. During the doctoral education, the independent scientific researcher and specialist identity of the doctoral student develops and deepens. The discipline-related skills produced by the doctoral degree include a very deep understanding of the nature of computer science, the main theories, concepts, research methods, the relationship between theory and practice, practical applicability of the knowledge, and the ability to produce new scientific information.
Besides in-depth discipline-related skills, the doctoral degree in computer science also produces various skills for knowledge work. During the doctoral education, the doctoral student’s proficiency in critical thinking, argumentation, and problem-solving is enhanced. In addition, interaction skills, leadership and negotiation skills, self-direction, creativity, and ethical scientific skills, as well as sustainability skills are developed further. Graduates from the doctoral programme have extensive knowledge of scientific communication. The doctoral education develops the communication skills of postgraduates so that they can work in challenging, multidisciplinary research and specialist work environments at home and abroad. During the doctoral education, doctoral students develop the skills of a responsible and independent researcher and specialist. Postgraduates of the doctoral programme are very well prepared for working independently and collaborating in a multiprofessional environment.