The PhD Program in Mathematics is organized in 8 semesters, to which correspond 240 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).


In the first year, to which correspond 60 ECTS, the student will attend three courses in the 1st semester (plus Seminar) and two courses in the 2nd Semester (plus Thesis Project). Exceptionally, depending on the academic degrees already obtained, the student might be partially exempted from attending the courses.

The courses offered for the first semester ensure that the students have a wide knowledge of mathematics at an advanced level. The courses offered for the second semester direct the formation towards the area in which the research work will be developed.

Courses are taught in Univ. Porto in editions starting in odd years and in Univ. Coimbra in editions starting in even years. They are all taught in English.

Research and Events


  • PhD Defence
    Herman Goulet-Ouellet - Schützenberger groups of minimal shift spaces
    14:30 - Sala José Anastácio da Cunha, DMUC
    December 14, 2022
  • Solving integro-differential problems with the Tau method: TauToolbox
    Paulo Vasconcelos (U. Porto)
    16:00, Room 2.5, UC Math. Dept.
    December 14, 2022
  • The congruent number problem
    Nirina Albert Razafimandimby (PIUDM)
    17:00, Room 2.5, UC Math. Dept.
    December 14, 2022
  • Research Seminar Program (RSP)
    Room 2.5, UC Math. Dept.
    December 16, 2022
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Defended Theses

  • A study of localic subspaces, separation, and variants of normality and their duals
      Igor Arrieta Torres (July 2022)
      Jorge Picado
      Javier Gutiérrez García (Bilbao)
  • Spline-based numerical methods for fractional diffusion problems
      Carla Filipa Bessa Morgado de Jesus (May 2022)
      Ercília Sousa
  • Symplectic keys and Demazure atoms in type C
      João Miguel Magalhães Santos (May 2022)
      Olga Azenhas
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