The Portuguese Catholic University in Porto (College of Biotechnology) (ESB-UCP) and the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) are recognised suppliers of high level education (BSc, MSc, PhD) and training in the agro-food area, particularly in the wine sector.

The educational and scientific background of these universities is duly recognized by the scientific community and industry, and makes these institutions a reference in the field of wine and viticulture science.

This PhD programme is unique in Portugal and aims at satisfying the need to train people with specialized skills in wine science, viticulture and wine production, in a context where the demand for new standards of quality and productivity by the industry has been growing.