Our Ph.D. in mathematical modeling—which was inaugurated in 1998—produces doctors of the highest standard who carry out original research and whose results constitute a significant contribution to our knowledge about applied mathematics. Since its beginnings, this program has experienced sustained growth and has now produced a total of 33 doctoral graduates.
The program has in average 30 Ph.D. Students enrolled each year and the graduation rate has reached about 10 students per year. These figures are quite high compared to what is typically found in doctoral programs in mathematics in Chile. The CMM plays a fundamental role in the Ph.D. program.
The cooperation between DIM and CMM with institutions abroad, particularly the CNRS, generates opportunities for interaction between Ph.D. students and guest professors. Visiting professors offer courses on different subjects as part of the Ph.D. program. This has also allowed the students to make direct contact with researchers from top international centers around the world.
The CMM is also instrumental in supporting our students by organizing overseas research visits and arranging attendances at overseas courses and congresses. All this flows over into the quality of research work leading to theses.