Overview

Overview

The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications is a joint venture of Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Aveiro and Universidade do Porto (MAP), three Portuguese Universities with a strong tradition in the area of Telecommunications Engineering. The programme represents a fusion of the doctoral offers in Telecommunications in the three institutions and constitutes a unified effort to prepare highly qualified human resources in Telecommunications.

The programme is supported by an academic staff of more than 150 PhDs whose research and development activities covers a wide range of topics, ranging from theoretical and fundamental aspects to the experimental and applied areas of Telecommunications, and comprehends wide-ranging collaborative work with leading industries in this country and abroad.

The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications targets both national and international audiences and is designed for excellence and competitiveness at the international level. All courses and seminars will be given in English. It aims to prepare selected students for leadership in research and development careers in industry, academia and independent entrepreneurial initiatives.

The programme comprises two semesters of curricular component and four to six semesters of research component leading to the PhD thesis. The research will be carried out in one of the research centres affiliated with the three Universities (IT, IEETA, INESC TEC, Centro ALGORITMI) or in leading companies associated with the program.

Programme Structure

The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications consists of a first curricular year (starting in the fall and divided into two semesters) followed by a period of 2 to 3 years dedicated to research leading to the PhD thesis.

Each edition of the Program is dedicated to a specific scientific theme defined annually.

The curricular year features three mandatory courses, Digital Communications Systems, Communications Networks and a Thematic Learning Unit, which may vary in each edition according to its scientific theme. Beyond the mandatory courses, the students are offered a number of optional courses covering advanced topics in Telecommunications. For the list of optional courses please see each edition's page.

This first curricular year offers a strong laboratory component in the areas of optical communications, wireless communications and communications networks, using the facilities of the research institutes and departments associated with the Program. The graduate students are expected to take some credits in matters not directly related to their field of study. Also included is a graduate seminar with lectures by international experts and working visits to MAP associated research centers and laboratories.

In the first year, the student must choose his topic of dissertation from a list of possible research projects. Based on this choice, the student must prepare his thesis proposal, which includes an extensive review of the state of the art, a set of detailed objectives and methods, and outline of potential contributions and a roadmap to achieve them. The thesis proposal should be delivered up to 18 months after starting the program.

Following this curricular year, which is worth 60 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and which includes the elaboration of a thesis proposal (12 ECTS), the graduate student enters the research and thesis development phase, which lasts for 2 to 3 years and corresponds to at least 120 ECTS.

In terms of organization, the MAP universities agreed upon a general model, in which the curricular part is taught entirely in one of the institutions, rotating every year between Minho, Aveiro and Porto. Each student receives individual guidance by a mentor, who suggests a supervisor and possibly a co-supervisor. Beyond the regular thesis supervision, the student's progress will be monitored by a PhD committee consisting of two other recognized experts in the field, one of which from an outside institution. Submission of the thesis and thesis defense follow standard international practice. A student will be awarded a doctorate, in the form of a joint PhD degree by the Universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto, if his thesis is judged to represent an original contribution to knowledge in the chosen area.


Faculty

The MAP-tele programme is supported by an academic staff of more than 150 PhDs whose research and development activities covers a wide range of topics, ranging from theoretical and fundamental aspects to the experimental and applied areas of Telecommunications, and comprehends wide-ranging collaborative work with leading industries in this country and abroad.

The quality of the programme is monitored by a Scientific Committee and supervised by its Director.

Scientific Committee

Current director: Prof. Paulo Monteiro, University of Aveiro (edition 2019/2020)

Members of the Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Adriano Moreira (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Henrique Salgado (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Alexandre Santos (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Paulo Monteiro (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Aníbal Ferreira (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Susana Sargento (Univ. Aveiro)


List of faculty

Since its start, in 2007, the MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications counts with the active involvement of a significant number of professors and researchers. Among them, are the following:

  • Prof. José Ruela (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. António Nogueira (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Bruno Dias (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Susana Sargento (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Alexandre Santos (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Paulo Ferreira (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Joaquim Neves (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. João Barros (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. José Cabral (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Miguel Rodrigues (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Sushil Mendiratta (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Eugénio Oliveira (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Inês Carvalho (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Paulo Mendes (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. António Navarro (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Atílio Gameiro (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Adriano Moreira (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Helena Rodrigues (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Rui Aguiar (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Rui José (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Rui Valadas (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Amaro de Sousa (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Maria Solange Lima (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Paulo Salvador (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Manuel Ricardo (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Pedro Sousa (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Henrique Salgado (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Mário Ferreira (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Mário Lima (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Miguel Rodrigues (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Paulo André (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Abel Costa (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. António Teixeira (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Ferreira da Rocha (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Armando Pinto (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Adriano Moreira (Univ. Minho)

  • Rute Sofia (Inesc Porto)

  • Paulo Mendes (Inesc Porto)

  • Prof. Maria João Nicolau (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Adré Zuquete (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. José Vieira (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Helena Rodrigues (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Paulo Carvalho (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. Ricardo Morla (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Manuel de Oliveira Duarte (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Armando Nolasco Pinto (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. José Carlos Pedro (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Carlos Lima (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. José Afonso (Univ. Minho)

  • Filipe Sousa (Inesc Porto)

  • Rui Campos (Inesc Porto)

  • Prof. José Rocha Pereira (Univ. Aveiro)

  • Prof. Artur Moura (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Ana Alice Baptista (Univ. Minho)

  • Prof. João Álvaro Carvalho (Univ. Minho)

  • Bastiaan Kleijn (KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

  • Prof. Luis Paulo Reis (Univ. Porto)

  • Paolo Rapisarda (U. Southampton, School of Electronics and CS)

  • Prof. Teresa Andrade (Univ. Porto)

  • Fausto Vieira (IT Porto)

  • Fabien Gouyon (Inesc Porto)

  • Prof. Mário Alves (ISEPorto)

  • Prof. Paulo Cortez (Univ. Minho)

  • Filipe Abrantes (Fraunhofer Institute)

  • Prof. Ana Aguiar (Univ. Porto)

  • Prof. Tiago Vinhoza (Univ. Porto)

  • ... and more

Partners

Academic partners:

Industrial partners: