Doctorate Programme in the Environment

Doctorate Programme in the Environment

Academic year 2018-2019

General information

General data

Name
Doctorate Programme in the Environment
Centre/s
School of doctoral studies
Indicative number of places
10
Number of registered students
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Presentation

Why a doctoral degree in Environment?

Because Europe needs researchers with this profile.

The Environment is currently a priority objective of national and international research. Environmental challenges are the main focus of attention for the coming years. One of the three objectives of the European programme “Horizon 2020” is sustainable growth, for a Europe that makes better use of its resources. The mitigation of and adaptation to climate change are also strategic challenges in national research, both in the research and innovation plans of the Government of Catalonia, and in the “National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation".

The academic level of the doctoral degree gives the students the autonomy to design, plan and execute research projects. In particular, the doctoral degree in Environment focuses on the current environmental challenges, and students can choose between 15 different lines of research, all supported by researchers from the UdG with accredited research experience.

The multidisciplinary nature of the programme means the door is open to students from a diverse range of study programmes: it enables the planning of cross-disciplinary research between 2 or more lines of research; it means that two doctoral students can work in a complementary way on a single environmental problem from different disciplines; and, in short, it helps trainee researchers to gain an awareness of the many perspectives that need to be taken into account in a new work scenario.

Therefore,

- If you are concerned about the sustainability of resources, energy efficiency, bioeconomics, biodiversity and conservation, reducing waste, climate change, territorial planning, pollution, environmental quality, etc. and

- You want to acquire knowledge and the autonomy to conduct research in these fields,

Then the doctoral degree in Environment at the UdG is the right programme for you, in a privileged natural environment for working, studying, protecting and conserving.

Learning objectives

The main objective of the Doctoral Programme in the Environment is to train high level researchers in this field of knowledge. Groups from different areas take part (Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Chemistry, Economics and Geography), their research all converging on the same subject, the environment, while making use of different techniques and taking diverse perspectives. The fact that this is a priority area of research which currently receives funding from all levels, local, national and international, demonstrates both the potential and the real demand for research in this area and evidences the interest in and social importance of the subject.

Lines of research

1. Environment and Geographical Information Technologies

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Anna Ribas Palom, Dr Josep Vila Subirós, Dr David Pavón Gamero

Tutors: Dr Anna Ribas Palom, Dr Josep Vila Subirós, Dr David Pavón Gamero

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2. Benthonic Marine Algae

Researchers and potential doctoral thesis supervisors: Dr Conxi Rodríguez Prieto, Dr Enrique Ballesteros Sagarra

Tutors: Dr Conxi Rodríguez Prieto 

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3. Public Economy

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Renan Ulrich Goetz, Dr M. Àngels Xabadia Palmada, Dr Nicolas Boccard

Tutors: Dr. Renan Ulrich GoetzDra. M. Àngels Xabadia PalmadaDr. Nicolas Boccard

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4. Landscape Analysis and Management

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Josep Pintó FusalbaDr Joan Nogué Font, Dr José Luís Villanova Valero, Dr Diego Varga LindeDr Rosa M. Fragüell SansbelloDr Carolina Martí LlambrichDr Lluís Vilar SaisDr Josep Gordi Serrat

Tutors: Dr Josep Pintó FusalbaDr Joan Nogué Font, Dr José Luís Villanova Valero, Dr Diego Varga LindeDr Rosa M. Fragüell SansbelloDr Carolina Martí LlambrichDr Lluís Vilar Sais

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5. Territorial and Environmental Analysis and Planning

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Margarita Castanyer Vivas, Dr Isabel Salamaña Serra, Dr Joan Vicente Rufí, Dr Jaume Feliu TorrentDr Nadia Fava

Tutors: Dr Margarita Castanyer Vivas, Dr Isabel Salamaña Serra, Dr Joan Vicente Rufí, Dr Jaume Feliu TorrentDr Nadia Fava

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6. Animal Biology

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Crisanto Gómez López, Dr Josep M Bas Lay, Dr Pere Pons Ferran, Dr Nuria Roura Pascual, Dr Sílvia April Meléndez, Dr Josep Lloret Romañach, Dr Margarida Casadevall Masó 

Tutors: Dr Crisanto Gómez LópezDr Josep M Bas Lay, Dr Pere Pons FerranDr Nuria Roura PascualDr Josep Lloret RomañachDr Margarida Casadevall Masó

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7. Mediterranean Soils and Plants

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Dolors Verdaguer Murlà, Dr Laura Llorens Guasch, Dr Maria A. Gispert Negrell

Tutors: Dr Dolors Verdaguer Murlà, Dr Laura Llorens Guasch, Dr Maria A. Gispert Negrell

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8. Differential Equations, Modelisation and Applications

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Joan Saldaña Meca, Dr David Juher Barrot, Dr Esther Barrabés Vera, Dr Jordi Ripoll Misse

Tutors: Dr Joan Saldaña Meca, Dr David Juher Barrot, Dr Esther Barrabés Vera, Dr Jordi Ripoll Misse

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9. Statistics and data analysis

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Jose Antonio Martín Fernández, Dr Vera Pawlowsky Glahn, Dr Josep Daunis Estadella

Tutors: Dr Jose Antonio Martín Fernández, Dr Vera Pawlowsky Glahn, Dr Josep Daunis Estadella

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10. Environmental Physics

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Elena Roget Armengol, Dr Josep Calbó Angrill, Dr Jordi Colomer Feliu, Dr Josep Abel González Gutiérrez

Tutors: Dr Elena Roget Armengol, Dr Josep Calbó Angrill, Dr Jordi Colomer Feliu, Dr Josep Abel González Gutiérrez

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11.Metals and the Environment

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Núria Fiol Santaló, Dr Florencio de la Torre Yugueros

Tutors: Dr Núria Fiol Santaló, Dr Florencio de la Torre Yugueros

12. Complex Systems

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Joaquim Fort Viader, Dr Joaquim Pérez Losada 

Tutors: Dr Joaquim Fort ViaderDr Joaquim Pérez Losada

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13. Geology and Environmental Cartography

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Josep Mas Pla, Dr Carles Roqué Pau , Dr Anna Mention Domingo, Dr David Brusi Belmonte

Tutors: Dr. Josep Mas Pla, Dr Carles Roqué Pau , Dr Anna Mention Domingo, Dr David Brusi Belmonte

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14. Engineering of Fluids, Energy and Environment

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Lino Montoro Moreno, Dr José Ramón González Castro, Dr Antoni Pujol Sagaró

Tutors: Dr Lino Montoro Moreno, Dr José Ramón González Castro, Dr Antoni Pujol Sagaró

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15. Materials and Thermodynamics

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Joan Josep Suñol Martínez, Dr M. Lluïsa Escoda Acero, Dr Jordi Farjas Silva, Dr Pere Roura Grabulosa

Tutors: Dr Joan Josep Suñol Martínez, Dr M. Lluïsa Escoda Acero, Dr Jordi Farjas Silva, Dr Pere Roura Grabulosa

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16. Biodiversity and Marine Resources

Researchers and potential doctoral theses supervisors: Dr Emma Cebrián Pujol, Dr Alba Vergés Guirado, Dr Marta Muñoz Frigola

Tutors: Dr Emma Cebrián Pujol, Dr Alba Vergés Guirado, Dr Marta Muñoz Frigola

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Access

The Doctoral Programme in the Environment is regulated by Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which establishes the organisation of official doctoral studies programmes. The access requirements are those set out in this Royal Decree and which can be consulted at the following web address www.udg.edu/doctorat/acces.

Admission criteria

When appraising the candidates who request admission and who fulfil the doctoral degree admission criteria, the academic committee of the Doctoral Programme in the Environment will prioritise the applications according to the following criteria:

1) Academic record (70%)

2) Motivation and compatibility with one of the lines of the programme (20%)

3) Languages (10%).

Admission will remain conditional until the student submits a favourable report compiled by one of the researchers of the programme.

Theses

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Compulsory training for doctoral students

Doctoral Programme in the Environment

 

Mandatory education: 20 hours of cross-disciplinary education to be chosen from among the courses offered by the School of Doctoral Studies.

 

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Criteria for the compendium of theses papers

The compendium of thesis papers will be comprised of:

- Minimum of 3 papers where the doctoral student is the first signatory, two of which will already be published or accepted and a third will be sent for consideration, all in JCR journals.