PhD Students may apply to 2 PhD programmes at P.PORTO, in Education and Biotechnology, which are the result of the cooperation protocols our institution has established with the universities of Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. Together with our internationalisation strategy, P.PORTO's students may do their PhDs at these universities by cooperating with their research work. 

PhD in Education

School of Education

This PhD programme (a cooperation protocol with the Santiago de Compostela University) has the following objectives: To take the 3rd study cycle as a vital element for the School of Education's educational project, reinforcing the importance of SCU as a strategic partner for our institution's development; to qualify graduate education professionals with the skills to create, design and carry out meaningful research; to contribute, in an academic or professional setting, towards the social, cultural and technological progress of the knowledge society; to develop applied advanced research in professional settings, in order to improve and/or transform the educational reality.


PhD Programme in Advanced Biotechnology - cooperation protocol between UVIGO and UDC

School of Healthcare Technologies of P.Porto

This programmes is a partnership between the University of Vigo (UVIGO) and the University A Coruña (UDC) and tries to meet the growing demand of certified professionals working in this area. Biotechnology, as one of the fastest growing areas, has been the basis for the set-up of several small and medium-sized companies across the world, over the past few years. This growth has been very visible in Galicia and Portugal. Under the scope of the consortium created by UVIGO and UDC, the PhD in AB was initiated in Galicia in 2013/2014, of which UVIGO is the supervisor entity. P.PORTO established the Master programme in Biochemistry for Healthcare (MBH) in 2013, with a specialisation in Biotechnology, for the same reasons that led to the creation of the PhD in AB.  As a result of joint efforts and relations, the researchers from the PhD in AB from UVIGO and those in the MBH-P.PORTO established a partnership in 2014 in the area of applied biotechnology for healthcare. This partnership was formalised in 2015 with the allocation of specific vacancies in the PhD in AB for P.PORTO, for the school year of 2015/2016.

The PhD in AB has a scientific, academic and cultural setting that promotes the development of skills in the advanced areas of Biotechnology.

This is a very extensive knowledge area, which uses biologic processes, bio-molecules, cells, cellular components and organisms to develop new technologies. The new tools and products developed by bio-technologists are very useful for research, healthcare, industry, environment, agriculture, etc.