The Ph.D. degree in Mathematics is a joint program among three Universities: Modena/Reggio Emilia, Parma and Ferrara.

From 2016 to 2019, the administrative office was the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (see http://www.mathphd.unimore.it/site/home.html for specific information).
Since 2019 the administrative office was the University of Parma ( https://smfi.unipr.it/it/didattica/dottorato-di-ricerca-matematica)
The cycle is 3 years long, for 12 positions and 9 scholarships provided.

It is open to students who are interested in a career in academic research and teaching, as well as in the private and public sectors. Candidates to the program should have a background in hard sciences, including engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, as well as mathematics.

Doctoral students have the chance to attend courses in their areas of specialization. They also perform an extensive period of research, in collaboration with their supervisor. Finally they write and defend a doctoral thesis. Students will be placed in the research groups of the partner universities according to the seat of the supervisor (tutor) that will be assigned by the Faculty Board.

The Universities of Modena-Reggio Emilia, Parma and Ferrara offer a wide training in mathematics and its applications. About 60 scholars in pure and applied mathematics are member of the PhD board, with an international scientific profile and a strong expertise in fields as diverse as partial differential equations, probability theory and stochastic processes, geometry and combinatorics, numerical analysis and scientific computation,number theory, mathematical physics.

The activities include lectures (especially during the first year), seminars, workshops and research periods in partner institutions, also abroad. With regard to the specific training objectives pursued, the PhD program in Mathematics aims particularly to the training of highly qualified researchers, able to carry out high-profile research. The PhD candidate will choose with his supervisor a research topic and will write a dissertation thesis containing original elements. Ph.D. recipients will be ready to work in universities, research institutes, industry, public administration as well as in independent commercial enterprises.