The PhD in Aging and Chronic Diseases is a unique training opportunity that results from a partnership between the School of Medicine at the University of Minho, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra and the Nova Medical School of Lisbon. The program design includes advanced training opportunities in all three institutions and the theses projects are developed in cooperation, hence the degree is obtained from the three universities. This structure promotes synergies and maximizes the complementarity of existing resources, both technic and methodological. The curricular units and the thesis projects' themes are focused on emerging and priority areas that are challenging to the society, such as ageing and chronic diseases.
This program lasts 4 years (240 ECTS) full-time and it is targeted to master holders in the areas of sciences, biomedicine and medicine.
In 2013 this program was recognized as FCT PhD Program, and scholarships were given for four editions, in the period 2014-2021. Students have been selected for all editions already.