Phd Program in Mathematics (Portugal)
Application deadline: 31 January 2012
The Department of Mathematics at IST offers programs covering a broad range of topics leading to a Doctoral Degree. Candidates are admitted to either the Doctoral Program in Mathematics or the Doctoral Program in Statistics and Stochastic Processes.
They can also choose to pursue their PhD degree in one of the international IST collaborations:
Joint Doctoral IST-EPFL Initiative in Mathematics;
University of Texas at Austin-Portugal PhD Program in Mathematics;
CMU-Portugal ICTI Program in Applied Mathematics.
The Doctoral Program in Mathematics offers both in depth and in breadth preparation in Mathematics. The program includes basic and advanced courses in analysis, algebra, logic, geometry, topology, differential equations, dynamical systems, mathematical-physics, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, and the theory of computation. Students interested in Applied Mathematics can study applications in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Finance, Information Systems and Engineering, and have access to courses in scientific subjects related to their research offered by other Departments at IST. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the many research seminars and colloquia offered by the Mathematics Department.
The Doctoral Program in Mathematics consists of coursework, qualifying exams, and completing a thesis under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics. Classes with foreign students enrolled are taught in English.
The aim of the PhD degree program in Mathematics is to prepare students to become research scholars in an academic or industrial environment.
In order to qualify for the Doctoral Program in Mathematics, you must hold either a master's degree or a bachelor's degree (or equivalent). A degree in mathematics is not required but you should have a good mathematics record. Admisson to our program is based on past academic performance.