Updated 38° cycle
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Admission: academic qualifications and interview
  • Coordinator: prof. Lorenzo Pareschi (UniFe)
  • Head office: agreement with UniFe, Università di Parma (UniPr) and Università di Modena e Reggio-Emilia (UniMoRe)
  • DepartmentMatematica e informatica
  • Webhomepage of the PhD course

  • Study abroad: at least 6 months
  • Educational purpose: The PhD project in Mathematics is based on the close collaboration between the three universities of Ferrara, Modena-Reggio Emilia and Parma, and has been an established regional and national reality since 2013. Ph.D. students benefit both from the educational offer provided by the three Universities in the different areas of Mathematics and from the plurality of expertise in the faculty. The Ph.D. through an extensive network of national and international contacts and the high qualification of its faculty is able to offer the highest level of education in every specific area of mathematical sciences. The main goal to train highly qualified professional figures in the field of Mathematics, with advanced skills on mathematical models and methodologies, and interdisciplinary applications is achieved through series of lectures, seminars, participation in workshops and research periods in third-party institutions that, on the one hand introduce doctoral students to the world of academic and non-academic research and, on the other hand, allow them to establish work contacts that will accompany them in the years following the completion of their degree. Alongside the study periods, presentations at internationally relevant conferences and workshops are organized to help the doctoral student in the subsequent entry into the work mode. Training is thus specifically directed on the skills of recognizing significant research problems in mathematics, formulating solutions to those problems, and conveying the results to others through oral presentations or written work. The Ph.D., at the end of the program, should be able to: carry out research independently, produce original and relevant results, and fit into the international scientific community. Ph.D.s will possess the skills necessary not only to work in universities and research institutes, but also in industry, public administration and private commercial enterprises.
  • Curriculum: no
  • Educational plan: The program provides for the training of mathematicians capable of exploiting the full potential of mathematical and statistical tools and methods to address the inherent complexity of problems posed by applied science and industry. The first year of the Ph.D. program will include advanced theoretical lectures and workshops taught by international scholars chosen by the faculty to provide students with the opportunity to establish direct contact with the international scientific community. These courses may be chosen from a wide range of course offerings in both pure and applied mathematics. In addition, they will be complemented by courses related to soft skills such as computer science, programming and writing research projects in the community. Ph.D. students will also take individualized courses under the guidance of a mentor for the purpose of introducing them to the specific topics of their research. Every year 60 credits must be accrued, and an oral examination is required to demonstrate the research activity performed. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 18 months abroad. After completing the required courses and exams, students will focus primarily on their chosen research project. Students are evaluated annually on the basis of the progress of their research leading to the writing of the Ph.D. thesis, to which the Ph.D. program in Mathematics devotes great attention. Access to the final examination is subject to the achievement of original research results of international significance.