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Information Systems and Technology (Doctoral Program) 2022/2023



Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
8 curricular semesters
Azurém Campus, Guimarães (UM)
Main Scientific area:


    School of Engineering
    Campus de Azurém
    4800-058 Guimarães

    Tel: +351 253510179 / 253510160 Fax: +351 253510178


The Information Systems and Technologies (IST) doctoral program aims at training students to autonomously undertake research activities in the IST field. Research in IST address organizational and social phenomena related to the adoption and use of information technologies.Research projects within the IST doctoral program typically involve theoretical and technological contributions to the field. Such contributions are relevant to those involved in professional activities associated to the engineering and the management of information systems in organizations, either, business, government or not-for-profit organizations. Other outcomes include novel IT products or platforms that aim at transforming organizational and social practices, interactions and relationships.

The program has a duration of 4 years. The first year includes a set of taught courses that enable students to familiarize with the most important literature in the field as well as with the research approaches and methods. Besides deep understanding in their topic area, students are expected to evidence a general understanding of the field.In this first year students prepare a first version of a plan for their doctoral project. In the remainder 3 years of the program, students carry out this research project. During the program the student will have to present his work in order no enable the assessment of his/her progress.

Access to higher education

The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level






Access forms

Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the Academic Portal of the University of Minho:

This information does not replace enquiry of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Entry requirements

Master degree holders (or equivalent) in the areas of information systems and technologies, computer science, information science; or in engineering areas, economic sciences, human and social sciences, provided that the candidate has been recognized merit to enroll the Program;
Graduate degree holders (or equivalent) in the areas of information systems and technologies, computer science, information science or in engineering areas, economic sciences, social and human sciences, provided that candidates hold a curriculum with recognized merit to enroll the Program, as attested by the Scientific Council of the EEUM.
Holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum of recognized merit to enroll the program, as attested by the Scientific Council of the EEUM.

Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2410/2011/AL01
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