Ph. D. in Mathematics - University of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parma

The PhD program in Mathematics is organized within a close collaboration between the three universities of Ferrara, Modena-Reggio Emilia and Parma, and represents a consolidated reality at regional and national level since 2013. The students of PhD programs benefit both from the educational offers of the three campuses in the various fields of Mathematics, and from the plurality of skills in the teaching staff. Through a capillary network of national and international contacts and the high level qualification of its teaching staff, the program offers an educational path of the highest level in each specific sector of mathematical sciences.

The main objective of this program is to train highly qualified professionals in the field of Mathematics, with advanced skills on mathematical models and methodologies, which can also be used in application contexts of interdisciplinary type is achieved through series of lectures, seminars, participation in workshops and research periods in third-party institutions which, on the one hand, introduce PhD students into the academic and non-academic research mode and, on the other hand, allow them to establish business contacts that will accompany them in the years following graduation. Alongside the periods of study, presentations at conferences and workshops of international importance are organized to help the doctoral student in subsequent insertion into the working way. The training is therefore specifically aimed at the ability to recognize significant research problems in the field mathematician, to formulate solutions to such problems and to pass on the results to others through oral presentations or written work.

PhD candidates, at the end of the program, must be able to: carry out a research activity independently, produce original and relevant results and enter the international scientific community. Graduates will be in possession the skills necessary not only to work in universities and research institutes, but also in industry, in administration public and private commercial enterprises.


On December 2-3, 2022, Prof. Sebastien Motsch from University of Arizona will hold the "Around neural Network and tumor growth: modeling, analysis and numerics" course (both in presence at the University of Ferrara and remote). For information and enrolment please refer to the course description document.

From November 15 to December 13, 2022, Prof. Paolo Boero from University of Genova, Ferdinando Arzarello from University of Turin, Federica Ferretti from University of Ferrara, Andrea Maffia from University of Bologna, Francesca Martignone from University of Western Piedmont, and Eugenia Taranto from University of Catania will hold the "Primi approcci alla ricerca in didattica della matematica" course (in Italian; both in presence at the University of Ferrara and remote). For information and enrolment please refer to the course description document.

Further Information

For further information, please contact the Ph.D. program coordinator: Prof. Lorenzo Pareschi of the University of Ferrara.