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Back Advanced Materials and Processing (Partnership PhD) (Doctoral Program) 2016/2017


Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
8 curricular semesters
Azurém Campus, Guimarães (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Material Science and Engineering


    Academic Coordinator


    Mobility Academic Coordinator
    Rosa Maria Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos
    Tel: 510292 /517178

    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: 253510179; 253510160 Fax: 253510178


AdvamTech is a PhD sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology), and it integrates all universities where scientific research in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is performed, namely Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade do Porto and Universidade do Minho.
Seventy per cent of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials. This percentage has been increasing since 1970 and is forecast to continue increasing steadily until 2030Æ Advanced Materials have been identified by the European Commission as one of the five Key Enabling Technologies.
The doctoral program proposed on Advanced Materials and Processing is in?line with this reality¨ offering a widely interdisciplinary 3rd Cycle¨ built from the competence and experience of the research institutions and academic departments involved.
The program is tuned with high ranking European Universities¨ Institutes and running European PhD network programs¨ turning so the graduates more competitive worldwide and in particular in Europe¨ besides opening routes of R&D collaboration of the personnel involved¨ strengthen so Portuguese competitiveness towards European R&D projects and networking

Access to higher education

The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level


The holders of PhD degree in Advanced Materials and Processing will possess proper skills for to take positions of responsibility in the development and coordination of scientific research, management of complex processes and high-qualified people, both in the industrial as in technical-scientific research systems at level national and international.






Formal requirements

The target population will be graduates in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, namely Materials Engineering and related areas.
Applicants to the program must satisfy admission requirements of the institutions involved, whose rules are announced during the recruitment process, where the program is offered to National and International students that have already concluded a master course, or legal equivalent, in sciences or engineering, or equivalent to it. Applicants may not possess the Master degree as long as they obey to the conditions imposed by the article 30, point 1, of DL nº 74/2006, of March 24th.

Application deadlines

School year 2016/2017
2nd Phase
From August 29 to September 4, 2016

3rd Phase
From January 2 to January 13, 2017

School year 2017/2018
1st Phase
From January 2 to January 13, 2017

Registration deadlines

According to the information provided by the Academic Services of the University of Minho

Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 161/2013
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: