MPI and University of Bologna launch the first dual doctoral programme in Macao

Macao Polytechnic Institute and University of Bologna launch the first dual doctoral programme in Macao

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and the University of Bologna (Unibo), Italy jointly launch the first dual doctoral degree programme in Macao. The programme aims to further strengthen the cultivation of high-calibre innovative talents in the field of information technology and engineering in line with the Macao SAR government’s policies as well as the development of the Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin and the Greater Bay Area. Graduates will be awarded with respective doctoral degrees by both higher education institutions.

The study period of the dual doctoral programme is three years. Students from the PhD programmes in Computer Applied Technology at MPI, Automotive Engineering for Intelligent Mobility or in Computer Science and Engineering at Unibo are eligible to apply for this dual programme. Students will be arranged to study in their original institution for two years and in the partner institution for one year. The dual programme provides students with a cross-regional and interdisciplinary platform for innovative research, where students are able to carry out intensive studies and develop cutting-edge technology in distinctive academic areas such as computer science, artificial intelligence, big data and automotive engineering, being nurtured as high-calibre talents in innovative research.

Being a world-renowned university, Unibo is also considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Over the years, MPI has been working closely with Unibo, continuously developing fruitful research projects and achieving breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, environmental protection and sustainable urban development. Through collaboration with this world-renowned university, the dual doctoral programme will enrich high-calibre talent cultivation, promote the development of sustainable smart city, motivate innovation and high-tech industry in alignment with moderate economic diversification, as well as foster the collaborative ecosystem of artificial intelligence and innovation in the Greater Bay Area.

The dual doctoral programme will further promote the synergy between industries, academia and research as well as cultivate more talents with global vision and professional knowledge. PhD in Computer Applied Technology at MPI is open for application until 28 February 2022. Please visit MPI’s admission website, Facebook or WeChat: ipmadmission for details about admission and scholarships. For enquiries on the application procedures, please call the Registry at 8599 6111 / 8599 6103 during office hours or email to

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