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 totally or 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


  • The spectral expansion approach to index transforms and connections with generalized convolutions and Lévy-type processes
    Rúben Sousa (student)
    15h30m, Room 108, UP Math. Dept. (Seminar)
    October 24, 2017
  • Drug release enhanced by temperature: mathematical perspective
    Elisa Silveira (student)
    16h15m, Room 108, UP Math. Dept. (Seminar)
    October 24, 2017
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Defended Theses

  • Descent theory of (T,V)-categories: global-descent and étale-descent
      Pier Giorgio Basile (September 2017)
      Maria Manuel Clementino
  • Representations of generalized quivers
      Artur Duarte Ferreira de Araújo (June 2017)
      Peter Gothen
  • On semisimple Hopf actions
      Deividi Ricardo Pansera (June 2017)
      Christian Edgar Lomp
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