The Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA) is a research team hosted at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Aveiro. It was created in 2010 as a fusion between the research centers MA and CEOC, continuing the main goal of carrying out fundamental and applied research in several domains of Mathematics.

CIDMA also aims to contribute for the scientific development of young researchers as well as for the preparation of new researchers through post-graduate and advanced education.

The CIDMA is one of the largest mathematical research centers in Portugal having over one hundred members and collaborators, and its scientific activities are organized in 8 research groups:

In order to achieve its goals, the CIDMA promotes activities such as: regular talks, courses and seminars; dissemination of the scientific production of its team through the participation in scientific meetings; international cooperation (by means of visits to foreign countries and invitation of foreign researchers); organization of workshops and congresses; post-graduate and advanced research. In order to increase its contribution to social and economic development, the CIDMA also strives for an active participation in multidisciplinary projects in cooperation with other research teams.

On September 25, 2013, the Scientific Council of CIDMA adopted the Code of Practice of the European Mathematical Society.

CIDMA is supported by Portuguese funds through the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), references UIDB/04106/2020 and UIDP/04106/2020.

U.S. News & World Report released the 2016 Best Global Universities rankings (powered by Thomson Reuters InCites research solutions): The area of Mathematics at University of Aveiro obtained the position 45 in Europe and position 128 in the world.

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