Interuniversity PhD in Mathematics


in agreement with the University of Trento
Since 2013 there is an agreement between the University of Trento and theUniversity of Verona for a joint PhD programme in Mathematics. The University of Verona supported three fellowships for Phd students for the 29th cycle. Since the 30th cycle, the agreement envisages the achievement of joint double 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 70 PhD students have attended the Doctoral School in Mathematics. So far, more than 50 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 in Pure and Applied Mathematics belong to the Departments supporting the School, providing students with a wide range of choices for study and research:
  • Biomathematics and Population Dynamics
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
  • Mathematical Physics and Dynamical Systems
  • Analytic and Algebraic Geometry
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Control Theory and Convex Analysis
  • Groups and Lie Algebras Theory
  • Operations Research
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics
  • Representation theory of algebras, homological algebra
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.
In addition, since 2004 an agreement between the Department of Mathematics and the "Centro di Ricerca Matematica E. De Giorgi" of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), gives Doctoral students the chance to participate in the research and meetings activities organized by the Centre.
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School goals
The main goal of the Doctoral School in Mathematics (DSM) of the Universities of Trento and Verona is to educate motivated students through a qualified study programme, in order to provide them with the skills required to carry out research activities in pure and applied mathematics.
The Department of Mathematics of the University of Trento, in agreement with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Verona, is responsible of the proposal of the DSM's scientific programme and it is the DSM's centre.
The educational activities are directed by the Doctoral School's Committee (DSC), chaired by the DSM's Coordinator. The DSC is composed of 44 members, 31 belonging to the Department of Mathematics, 4 to other Departments of the Univeristy of Trento, 9 to the Department of Computer Science of the University of Verona.

Course details

Degree type
Joint university PhD programmes
3 years
Degree class
DOTTORATI - PHD – PhD programmes (university)
Supervisory body
Faculty Board of Interuniversity PhD in Mathematics
Main Department
Computer Science
Macro area
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Subject area
Sciences and Engineering