Doctoral Programme in Mathematics in agreement with the University of Verona

Since 2013 there is an agreement between the University of Trento and the University of Verona. The University of Verona supported three fellowships for Phd studentsfor the 29th cycle. Since the 30th cycle, the agreement envisages the achievement of joint degrees for all students enrolled in the programme.

The Doctoral School in Mathematics of the University of Trento was founded in 1989 by the Department of  Mathematics, in cooperation with the Faculty of Sciences. Over the years, other Departments and Faculties of the University of Trento have joined this cooperation. At present the School's Committee includes researchers of the Faculties of Sciences, Engineering, Economics, Cognitive Sciences, and of the Departments of Mathematics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Structural Engineering, Informatics and Business studies.

Since it was established, more than 90 PhD students have attended the Doctoral School in Mathematics. So far, more than 70 students have achieved the title of "Doctor” (PhD). More than half of our graduates have taken post-Doctoral scholarships, have become research fellows, researchers or professors in several Italian or foreign universities, while others have completed the PhD Programme to start a career in the working world. The Department of Mathematics  publishes PhD dissertations, generally written in English, collected in the Phd Dissertation Series.

The Department of Mathematics provides appropriate study spaces for about 25 PhD students in common rooms. Each student is assigned a personal workstation connected to the computer centre of the Faculty of Sciences and to other Department services. The Faculty library features current issues and online subscriptions to the most important international mathematical journals. The University of Trento provides several student facilities for meals, accommodation and buses.

Several, very active research groups/Laboratories in Pure and Applied Mathematics belong to the Departments supporting the School, providing students with a wide range of choices for study and research:

  • Analytic and Algebraic Geometry
  • Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
  • Classical and Quantum-Relativisitic Mathematical Physics
  • Dynamical Systems and Control Theory
  • Lie Algebras, Groups, Cryptography and Codes
  • Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics
  • Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Approximation of Partial Differential Equations
  • Operations Research
  • Representation theory of algebras, homological algebra
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Laboratory of Industrial Mathematics and Cryptography
  • Laboratory of Mathematical and Computational Biology

These groups have connections with several international research groups and foreign Universities where PhD students can spend a part of their PhD programme, generally during the last year of the course.

The Doctoral School's scientific activity is also supported by the "Centro Internazionale di Ricerca per la Matematica" (CIRM), which organizes several International Workshops and Schools and by the local unit of the "Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica F. Severi" (INDAM). The INDAM supports the Doctoral School with grants for PhD positions as well as with foreign visiting professors lecturing for PhD courses.

The Mathematics PhD Programme of the University of Trento participates in the INdAM Doctoral Programme fellowships in Mathematics and/or Applications Cofunded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (INdAM-DP-COFUND-2015)

The Programme offers fellowships in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 programme “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes”. These fellowships offer to researchers from all over the world the opportunity to enter a PhD School in Italy.


Department of Mathematics
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