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Department of Mathematics

Acronym: DM Department of Mathematics - Abre numa nova janela
Person in Charge: José Ferreira Alves
Description: The Department of Mathematics is, in the Faculty of Sciences, the subunit responsible for teaching, research, dissemination and provision of services to the community in the areas of Mathematics and its applications. While teaching is the direct responsibility of the Department, research is organized by the research centers, especially by the Centre for Mathematics of the University of Porto (CMUP), where almost all the department's nearly 40 professors are affiliated. Dissemination and services to the community are organized jointly.

It is the Department's responsibility to teach all curricular units in the Mathematics area of ​​the Faculty. The following specific Mathematics courses of the Faculty are also under its responsibility: the Mathematics Degree, three Master's courses, one Specialization and two Doctorate courses, these in collaboration with other entities.

The Mathematics Degree guarantees a good fundamental training in Mathematics and contact with several application areas. Undergraduate students can choose different curricular units, corresponding to different profiles: either of initial scientific training for future mathematics teachers or with a more scientific content - such as initiation to more advanced areas of mathematics or statistics - or, finally, with a more technological content, with the beginning of the study of the applications of Mathematics to other fields, such as public health, industry or finance. Each of these profiles is continued on a specific second cycle course.

There are three second cycle courses organized by the Department: the Master's in Mathematics, of a more scientific nature, the Master's in Mathematical Engineering, of a more technological nature, the Master's in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, aimed at developing skills in extracting knowledge from data and the Master's in Teaching of Mathematics in the 3rd Cycle of Basic and Secondary Education, aimed at training Mathematics teachers.

The Mathematics Department is also responsible for a Specialization in Computational Statistics Modeling  (not conferring a degree) and is co-responsible for the Master's in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and two third cycle courses: the Inter-University PhD Program in Mathematics (in collaboration with the University of Coimbra) and the PhD in Applied Mathematics (in collaboration with FEP, FEUP and ICBAS from UP and the Universities of Aveiro and Minho).
E-mail: dmat.sec@fc.up.pt
Phone: +351 220 402 215 / 220 402 206
Fax: +351 220 402 108 / 220 402 209
Address: Rua Campo Alegre 687
Postal Code: 4169-007
Location: Porto
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