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School of Doctoral Studies policy and commitment to quality

QUALITY AT THE LEVEL OF THE TEACHING CENTRE

The School of Doctoral Studies is committed to the continued improvement of the quality of its doctoral degrees and the administrative procedures it carries out. An internal quality management system (SGIQ) has been implemented to improve the quality of the doctoral degrees. This improvement is shown in the satisfaction of everybody taking part in doctoral degree programmes (research trainees, teaching staff and administrative and service staff) and through indicators such as the pass rate, the number of theses produced, the number of theses awarded cum laude, the number of major scientific contributions resulting from the doctoral theses submitted, and so on. These indicators are included in the set of indicators defined as required in the Follow-Up and Accreditation processes of degrees.

Quality and regulations management bodies

The Quality Commission of the School of Doctoral Studies (CQED) is the main body responsible for the quality processes related to the official doctoral degrees taught at the School, setting out its organisation and functioning in accordance with AQU Catalonia guidelines. The CQED safeguards quality in the approach and deployment of verification, follow-up, modification and accreditation processes for the doctoral studies taught at the centre, as well as SGIQ processes at the level of the teaching centre.

The Quality Commission of the School of Doctoral Studies is comprised of:

  • Dr Miquel Solà, director of the School of Doctoral Studies and chair of the Commission
  • Dr Germà Coenders, the assistant manager of quality at the School of Doctoral Studies, responsible for quality processes at the School of Doctoral Studies
  • Dr José Luis Marzo, director of the Doctoral Programme in Technology
  • Dr Enric Sagué, director of the Doctoral Programme in Human, Heritage and Cultural Sciences
  • Dr Enric Verdú Navarro, Director of the Doctoral Programme in Molecular Biology, Biomedicine and Health
  • Dr Lídia Feliu, director of the Doctoral Programme in Chemistry
  • Dr Marco Aparicio Wilhelmi, the director of the Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business
  • Dr Anna Ribas, director of the Doctoral Programme in the Environment
  • Dr Anna Romaní, director of the Doctoral Programme in Water Science and Technology
  • Dr Lluís Mundet, director of the Doctoral Programme in Tourism
  • Dr Ms Eugènia Gras, director of the Doctoral Programme in Psychology, Health and Quality of Life
  • Dr Maria Pallisera, director of the Doctoral Programme in Education
  • Dr Francesc Roca Urgell, PDI representative in the area of the humanities
  • Dr Maria Dolors Parés Oliva, PDI representative in the area of technology
  • Dr Juan Manuel Trayter Jimenez, PDI representative of the area of the social sciences
  • Dr Sergi Sabater, PDI representative in the area of the sciences
  • Ms Pilar del Acebo, member of the Academic Planning Office
  • Mr Camilo Alfredo Arévalo Montealegre, student representative in the area of the social sciences
  • Dr Zoel Codolà Duch, external representative
  • Dr Neus Collado Alsina, external representative
  • Ms M. Àngels Carreiro, academic secretary of the School of Doctoral Studies
  • Ms Alba Ceballos-Escalera López, representing students in the area of science
  • Dr Dalilis Escobar Rivera, representative of new doctors

The CQED meets in an ordinary session at least once every academic year with the aim of carrying out the annual follow-up of the doctoral degrees imparted in the centre.

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