PhD in Water Science and Technology

General information

Programa de Doctorado en Ciencia y Tecnología del Agua


¿Por qué hacer el doctorado en Ciencia y Tecnología del Agua?

Porque la Universidad de Girona es líder en investigación en el ámbito de la ciencia y la tecnología del agua. Porque quiero hacer una investigación en temas que son prioritarios a nivel catalán, español y de la Unión Europea. Porque quiero aprender a hacer investigación en un buen laboratorio que me facilite los contactos nacionales e internacionales. Porque quiero sentirme parte de un gran grupo multidisciplinario de investigadores de los mejores departamentos, institutos y centros de investigación en el ámbito del agua que me ayude a valorizar al máximo mi investigación ya difundir los resultados. Porque quiero que mi búsqueda responda a las necesidades de la sociedad.

El Programa de Doctorado en Ciencia y Tecnología del Agua tiene como objetivo fundamental formar investigadores de alto nivel en este campo del conocimiento. Este doctorado presenta un programa coherente, ya la vez diverso, que proporcionará el entorno óptimo para la formación de investigadores: una red de equipos y líneas de investigación conectados entre sí, con proyección nacional e internacional, coordinados por la Escuela de Doctorado de la Universidad de Girona y bajo el amparo del Campus Euromediterráneo del Turismo y el Agua (e-MTA). La propuesta ambiciona convertirse en un doctorado de referencia en temas de agua en Cataluña. Con este objetivo, además de investigadores de varios institutos y departamentos de la Universidad de Girona (UdG), también participan el Instituto Catalán de Investigación del Agua (ICRA) y dos centros del CSIC, el Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB) y el Instituto de Diagnóstico Ambiental y Estudios del Agua (IDAEA).

Líneas de investigación

Why should I do the doctorate in Water Science and Technology?
Because the University of Girona is a leader in water science and technology research. Because I want to conduct research in areas that are high priority in Catalonia, Spain and the European Union. Because I want to learn to conduct research in a good laboratory with national and international contacts. Because I want to be part of a large multidisciplinary group of water researchers from the best departments, institutes and research centres that will help me make the most of my research and disseminate the results. Because I want my research to respond to the needs of society.

Research lines

Contact Person: Dra. Elena Guasch Padro (helena.guasch@udg.edu)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0511 - Biology", "0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0521 - Ecology", "0532 - Marine Geology", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0588 - Scientific modelling", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management

Venue

Venue: University of Girona
Girona, Spain

Application

Open from
1 Apr 2016 to 3 Mar 2017

Cost:

Precio público. Ver Información de precios.

Grants


Application Procedure:

El Programa de Doctorado en Ciencia y Tecnología del Agua se rige por el Real decreto 99/2011, de 28 de enero, que establece la ordenación de las enseñanzas oficiales de doctorado. Los requisitos de acceso son los que marca este Real decreto y se pueden consultar en la direcciónwww.udg.edu/doctorat/acces.

Para ser admitidos en los estudios de doctorado, los estudiantes con títulos españoles o los extranjeros con titulación homologada, además de llenar la solicitud en línea en el plazo establecido, deberán presentar en la Escuela de Doctorado la siguiente documentación:System

  1. Copia del DNI, NIE o pasaporte vigente.
  2. Copia compulsada del título oficial de máster universitario y copia compulsada de la certificación académica personal o copia compulsada de la certificación académica personal del programa de doctorado superado, donde conste la consecución de la suficiencia investigadora.
  3. Copia compulsada del título de graduado, licenciado, ingeniero, arquitecto, diplomado o nivel equivalente.
  4. Además, en su caso, un certificado que acredite haber superado al menos dos años de formación de un programa de obtención del título de alguna especialidad de Ciencias de la Salud (punto 4 del apartado anterior).

Calendars for pre-registration, registration and academic committee meetings can be viewed on the webpage of the School of Doctoral Studies. [+ information]

Pre-registration
Pre-registration can be completed online during the months of July, August and September. It is recommended that candidates pre-register to ensure they will be able to register later. They must choose their doctoral programme and line of research. There is also an option to propose a thesis tutor. Once the academic committee has approved the chosen line of research, it will assign the candidate a thesis tutor. As part of the pre-registration process, all applications will be reviewed to check if the applicants meet the entrance requirements (for example, hold undergraduate and master’s degrees). All the entrance requirements are governed by Royal Decree 99/2011 and can be found on the webpage of the School of Doctoral Studies. During the pre-registration process, and depending on the entrance requirements met, the academic committee may require that some researchers in training complete additional training. [+ information]

Registration
Registration can be completed online during the months of October, November and December. Researchers in training must indicate their chosen line of research and the name of the tutor assigned to them. The registration fee covers academic supervision and all administrative fees. The researchers in training who are certified grant holders or professors of the University of Girona and are eligible for a discount only have to pay the registration processing fees. (In times of crisis these discounts may be discontinued.) [+ information]

Pre-registration & admission to doctoral programmes - 2016-2017 academic year

Criteria for access
The Doctoral Programme in Water Science and Technology is regulated by Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January, which covers official doctoral studies. The access requirements established in this Royal Decree can be consulted at: www.udg.edu/doctorat/acces.
The Academic Committee will evaluate the candidates based on their academic qualifications, the candidate’s profile and the potential PhD project supervisor’s report. Languages level will also be considered.
Academic qualifications: 60%; profile: 15%; PhD project supervisor report: 15%; languages: 10%.
The best candidates will be prioritized, especially when number of candidates is higher than number of PhD projects available

2016-2017 academic and administrative calendar for doctoral studies

  1. Entrance
    The pre-registration and admission calendar for doctoral programmes is the following:
    1st call
    Pre-registration period: from Friday 1 April to Friday 15 July 2016
    2nd call
    Pre-registration period: from Monday 18 July to Wednesday 30 November 2016
    3rd call
    Pre-registration period: from Monday 9 January to Friday 3 March 2017
  2. Registration
    Registration period for returning students: 12 to 23 September 2016
    Registration period for new students (online):
    1st period: from Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September 2016
    2nd period: from Monday 5 to Wednesday 21 December 2016
    3rd period: from Monday 6 to Friday 17 March 2017
  3. Start and end dates for academic activities
    Start of academic year: Thursday 1 September 2016
    End of academic year: Thursday 31 August 2017
  4. Collection and recording of marks
    One period only:
    Beginning: Wednesday 1 February 2017
    End: Thursday 27 July 2017

Grant Opportunities:

Más información aquí.


Regulations:

Continuance policy standards
Doctoral degrees studies may be completed in one of two ways:

  • Full time, in three years. A one-year extension may be requested and, under exceptional circumstances, an additional year granted.
  • Part time, in five years. A two-year extension may be requested and, under exceptional circumstances, an additional year granted.

In either case, the year is considered to begin on 31 December of the academic year in which doctoral candidates register in the doctoral programme for the first time, and to end when they submit their doctoral theses. Temporary leaves from the programme, which must be officially requested, are excluded from the calculation. [+ information]

Qualification

Academic level: PhD

Assessment:

Monitoring and evaluation
First year. In January, students will be asked to accept the clauses of the thesis agreement and the code of good practice found in an application on La Meva UdG. The candidate must indicate the line of research and the thesis tutor, and propose a thesis supervisor, who must meet the UdG criteria of being an active researcher. The proposal must first be accepted by the tutor, then by the supervisor and finally by the academic committee. After this process, students may post their research plan (a model is available on the webpage of the School of Doctoral Studies), which the academic committee will evaluate before accepting it. Doctoral candidates may submit a proposal to have two thesis co-supervisors (in addition to the supervisor), but they must justify the need for co-supervision.

Second and subsequent years. Every year, the academic committee of the of doctoral programme will evaluate, on a pass/fail basis, the research plan and the doctoral candidate activities document (DAD), together with any reports submitted by the doctoral candidate and the thesis supervisor, following the models established by the Steering Committee of the School of Doctoral Studies. The DAD data are taken from the curriculum management program currently in use at the UdG (at present, the GREC). Doctoral students must register with the GREC before introducing their curricular data and the activities they are developing (articles, conferences, courses). They must also fill in an anonymous questionnaire in the second year.

In all cases, DAD approval is required to continue in the programme. If, with due cause, it fails to be approved, the doctoral student must submit a new research plan, which will be evaluated again after a period of six months. If the new plan fails to be approved, the doctoral student will be required to withdraw from the programme and wait at least one academic year before reapplying for admission to any doctoral programme of the University of Girona. [+ information]

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