This PhD program proposal was born within the Campus do Mar International Campus of Excellence, as a result of the initiative of the three Galician universities and those from the North of Portugal (Aveiro, Minho and Tras os Montes e Alto Douro), the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), to create an International Postgraduate School of Excellence that offers PhD programs with a global vision and multiannual planning. This international and cross-border program, intends to attract many overseas students, who consider the institutional grouping created around the Campus do Mar as their preferred destination for a Master’s degree and/or PhD degree.

The mission is to produce the best researchers and professionals within the scope of Science, Technology and Sea Management, in their several economic and social applications, in order to generate quality research and international impact and thereby provide the industry with the best tools to compete at world level.


  • Attract the best national and international student talent and thus achieve a minimum of 30% foreign students in 2015.
  • Increase the number of PhD theses of the Campus do Mar International Campus of Excellence by 15%.
  • Promote exchange of students, lecturers and researchers with other national and international universities.



Second call 

Academic year 2013-2014