Department of Mathematics

The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest in the world. It was created in 1290 by king D. Dinis. The Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science and Technology, in its present form, was created in 1972. It is the successor of the Faculty of Mathematics created in 1772 by the Marquês de Pombal, which existed until 1911, when it was merged with the Faculty of Philosophy to create the Faculty of Science.

The faculty of the Department of Mathematics maintains a high quality research activity, well established in terms of international cooperation, mostly developed in the framework of the Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (CMUC). The Centre was ranked as Excellent (the best mark) in the last evaluation conducted by the funding agency, the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

The Department of Mathematics has one of the best mathematical libraries in the Iberian Peninsula, holding more than 26 000 books and a large collection of scientific journals. It also offers online access to several mathematical publications. Students have easy acess to computer facilities and to the wireless network of the University.



Research and Events


  • PhD Defence
    David João Brandligt de Jesus - Sharp regularity for degenerate fully nonlinear equations
    15:00 - Sala 2.3, DMUC
    April 13, 2023
  • PhD Defence
    Ayk Telciyan - Analysis of equations of motion of inextensible strings and networks
    14:30 - Sala José Anastácio da Cunha, DMUC
    April 14, 2023
  • PhD Defence
    Ana Belén Avilez García - A point-free study of z-embeddings, more general classes of localic maps, and uniform continuity
    10:30 - Sala José Anastácio da Cunha, DMUC
    April 14, 2023
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Defended Theses

  • Schützenberger groups of minimal shift spaces
      Herman Goulet-Ouellet (December 2022)
      Alfredo Costa
      Jorge Almeida
  • A study of localic subspaces, separation, and variants of normality and their duals
      Igor Arrieta Torres (July 2022)
      Jorge Picado
      Javier Gutiérrez García (Bilbao)
  • Spline-based numerical methods for fractional diffusion problems
      Carla Filipa Bessa Morgado de Jesus (May 2022)
      Ercília Sousa
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