IGC PhD Programs: 30 Years Nurturing Talent

Promoting talent for three decades, IGC's doctoral programs have had more than 500 students. Today, they do science in various parts of the world and tell us how transformative this experience was.
21 sep 2023 8 min

The IGC’s doctoral programs, launched in 1993 and founded by the scientists António Coutinho and Alexandre Quintanilha, set new standards in stimulating critical thinking, promoting talent, and inspiring scientific leaders. Innovative at the time, their impact is reflected worldwide: nine doctoral programs that have trained more than 500 students – currently spread across more than 23 countries – to perform roles in research, academia, industry, companies, or governmental positions. This undeniable contribution to promoting talent is reflected in the film, created especially to celebrate the 30 years of the IGC PhD Programs.

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