University of Porto | FCT | UPTEC | University of Aveiro


International Doctoral Program
A research interface between Design, Science and Entrepreneurship.
Course Director: Professor Heitor Alvelos, PhD (RCA 2003), MFA (SAIC, 1992)

Applications for 2015/16 are now closed. Results soon.


The PhD Program in Design is a joint program between the Universities of Porto and Aveiro, this year being offered by the University of Porto in partnership with the UPTEC Science and Technology Park. A hub environment facilitates knowledge exchange and reciprocal relevance stemming from ongoing research. Various long-terms projects hosted by the Program welcome new, contrasting and complementary contributions from multi-disciplinary perspectives. It is a bi-lingual course, in English and Portuguese.

The program is hosted in its own, 24/7 studio located at UPTEC PINC, where students, staff and researchers all contribute to an immersive, international and multi-disciplinary environment, ample in opportunities for partnerships and parallel initiatives.

The PhD in Design Program has been awarded Excellence Status by The Foundation for Science and Technology:
Five full scholarships are available exclusively to this course edition, offering a monthly stipend from the start, and covering full tuition fees from year 2 onwards.