This PhD program in Applied Mathematics (MAP-PDMA) is intended to foster the development of applied or applicable mathematics, conferring the degree of doctor of philosophy to motivated students from different scientific backgrounds.

The MAP-PDMA is a PhD joint program of the Universities of Minho (Department of Mathematics), Aveiro (Department of Mathematics) and Porto (Faculties of Sciences, Economics, Engineering and Biomedical Sciences).

The MAP-PDMA is intended for promoting the development of mathematics, applicable or applied, in a broad sense through the granting of a PhD degree to motivated students of varied, but adequate, backgrounds.

The teaching staff consists of mathematicians of the three universities and several research centers with an academic diversity that offers a wide range of applications. This diversity in academic origin provides a wide range of applications that can be exploited at thesis level, as well as a considerable variety of taught courses.

The student enrolling in the MAP-PDMA can choose from a list of taught courses aimed at providing the necessary basis for their research. The courses can be chosen to fill gaps of previous academic curricula, to direct the students to a specific line of research and/or to provide information to guide them in their choice of research area. The courses available vary each year depending on the teaching staff’s availability and on the demand of students. Classes will be taught in English, except if all students are Portuguese fluent speakers.