The Doctoral Programme in Mathematics has an extensive background at USC. Doctors trained by it created research groups that attended, and continue to successfully attend regional, national and European funding tenders and their publications achieved and continue to achieve high levels of quality and impact. According to the 2014 ranking by the National University of Taiwan, the USC ranks number 57 in the world in mathematical research, 13 on a European level and the first in Spain, as confirmed by the ranking of the University of Granada on several occasions. The programme covers all the fundamental areas of mathematics: algebra, analysis, geometry, topology and astronomy, which provides a complete training offer for students.
This doctoral programme is part of the University without Borders (UNISF) project funded by the INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal Cross-Border Programme (POCTEP). It is a doctoral programme in which the Universities of Galicia and Northern Portugal (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Universidade de Vigo, Universidade da Coruña, Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro) participate. The degree aims to give a broad and solid training in Mathematics, as it contains a wide range of research topics covering many relevant areas of mathematics, as well as its applications to Physics, Biology, Medicine, Computing, Ecology, Biotechnology, Economics, ... It is intended that the PhD student acquires research, transfer and modelling skills in the areas mentioned above.
PhD in Mathematical Methods and Numerical Simulation in Engineering and Applied Sciences
Today, with the rapid evolution of engineering and applied sciences, there is a clear need to train specialists in modelling and the numerical simulation of processes from the industrial or business sector. For this reason, the University boosts the transfer of knowledge and the entrance of doctors in the R&D&I departments to provide training designed to streamline processes, reduce costs, improve the quality of the products, design new technologies, improve security, reduce environmental pollution, etc. The importance of the lines of research that the programme focuses on can be clearly seen in the scientific productivity of the responsible research groups, which can be assessed, for example, in terms of six-year periods of research, directed dissertations and JCR publications. The programme proposal consists of a postgraduate specialized offer that is competitive with regard to the national and international university environment, increasing the social prestige of postgraduate studies.
This Doctoral Programme in Statistics and Operations Research aims to provide solid training in the field of statistics and operations research, capable of adapting to the needs of today's society. It also seeks to promote the continuous training of professionals in the area of statistics and operations research and the interconnection between the different sections in the field, thanks to the collaboration of professors from different lines and research groups. This Doctoral Programme is suited to the strategic objectives of the University because it seeks research excellence and the transfer of technology and knowledge from the University to society. Specifically, it is in the world of business, where the contributions of statistics and operations research should be taken into account.
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