PhD Degree in Economics and Administration in Latvia

Compare PhD Programs in Economics and Administration in Latvia 2017

Economics and Administration

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

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Top Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in Latvia 2017

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Doctor of Engineering - Wood Materials and Technology

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The mission of Doctoral studies is to ensure achievement of the goal of Doctoral studies, thus stimulating change of generations of scientists in the industry of Material sciences and rejuvenation of the composition of LLU Forest faculty’s academic staff. [+]

Best PhD Degrees in Economics and Administration in Latvia 2017. The content of study programme which is in force at present has been upgraded and supplemented taking into consideration suggestion by the Accreditation Commission (June, 2010) and the approved standard of doctoral studies LUA (LUA Senate decision Nr.6- 259, February 10, 2010.) and is organized in compliance with the Law on Latvian High Schools and other normative documents which is in force in the Republic of Latvia and regulation documents signed by the Senate of LUA. Degree obtained is a doctor of engineering (Dr.sc.ing) in Material Science Goal of the Doctoral programme is to prepare highly qualified scientists for subsector of Material sciences - Wood materials and technology, thus stimulating development of the engineering industry of wood materials and technologies, and to prepare high-quality new generation of scientists of international level, as well as creating preconditions for change of generations of scientists in the industry and also members of academic staff. The mission of Doctoral studies is to ensure achievement of the goal of Doctoral studies, thus stimulating change of generations of scientists in the industry of Material sciences and rejuvenation of the composition of LLU Forest faculty’s academic staff. Doctoral studies must ensure that new scientists: - Demonstrate the ability to set, formulate, manage and independently research topical and significant problems in the sub-sector of the industry; - Are creative and proficient in general and specific cognitive methodology; - Are able to adapt in implementation of national and international level research projects; - Gain comprehensive knowledge in the chosen industry and the related sub-sectors; - Acquire teaching skills and experience needed for junior academic staff in the university and for introduction of scientific society with results of their research in national and international audience; - Are able to elaborate and submit for defence their Doctoral thesis, for acquisition of scientific degree. Learning outcomes Knowledge: deeper know and understand theoretical and empirical research methodology, scientific language/terminology of Wood Science; systemically understanding of problems and theories in the field of Wood Material Science research; understand importance of: theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field of Material Sciences – Wood Materials and Technology. Skills: able to do theoretical and empirical investigations in Wood Science in cooperation with other persons involved in the investigation and studies; able to assess and choose independently appropriate research methodology; able to improve scientific competence in the frame of projects, participating and presenting results/reporting in scientific conferences, discussing in seminars, symposiums and work groups; able to develop/create new knowledge and understanding on existing knowledge and their practical usage implementing important and genuine investigation results, part of which is on the level of internationally indexed publications and gaining success appropriate to the international level of the field; able to assess responsibly the field of investigation and its results in the context of interdisciplinary research and sustainable development; able to supervise research or developmental tasks of Wood Science at work, communicate on the field of investigation with scientists and society in general. Competence: able to put forward innovative research ideas independently, analyse, synthesize and assess them critically in the field of Wood Material and Technology Science and interdisciplinary research context; able to carry out important scientific investigations and implement innovations responsibly, independently and critically, able to publish investigation results in Latvia and abroad in internationally recognised issues, i.e. indexed issues; able to plan, structure and manage scientific projects, i.e. international ones responsibly and independently; able to supervise scientific theses, lead a team or be a team member, communicate with colleagues, scientists and society in the appropriate expert field; able to promote the development of Material Sciences: sub-branch of Wood Materials and Technology, social progress in the knowledge society emphasizing its sustainability opportunities. The name of the study programme – Wood Materials and Technology - conforms to the Classification of scientific disciplines (Material Sciences) and sub-sectors (in the sub-sector Wood materials and technology of the industry of material sciences), composed by the Latvian Council of Science. Directions of Doctoral studies in speciality of material science Wood materials and technologies of Forest faculty are as follows: - Material science of wood-pulp; - Technologies of wood-pulp treatment and processing; - Marketing and logistics of wood-pulp and wooden products. The didactic and organizational concept of study programme is developed, based on the laws and regulations of the Republic of Latvia: Law on scientific activity, Law on higher education establishments, regulations No. 1001 of 27.12.2005 On the process and criteria of Doctorate, issued by the Cabinet and LLU Senate’s resolutions: No. 6-259 of 10.02.2010 Regulations on LLU Doctoral studies and No. 6-260 of 10.02.2010 Regulations on the tender procedure of state budget funded seats for Doctoral studies at LLU. Study programme Wood Materials and Technology is an academic Doctoral programme. Practice is related to collection of empiric material and takes place in LLU Forest faculty, Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava and production enterprises, as well as in universities abroad. Doctoral studies are performed in accordance with the individual work plan which, within two months of admission in Doctoral studies, is drafted by Doctoral student together with supervisor of his/her Doctoral thesis and submitted in the department, specified by the director of Doctoral programme. Study plan, accepted by the director of department and director of Doctoral programme, has to be submitted in the Council of Forest faculty for approval. Doctoral student submits the approved work plan in Doctoral unit of LLU. Doctoral students’ work results are discussed in the academic meeting of the department twice a year. After completion of theoretical studies and elaboration and defence of Doctoral thesis, Doctoral graduates get the highest scientific qualification – engineering Doctor’s (Dr.sc.ing.) degree (resolution of Latvian Academy of Sciences No. 1-1 of 17.02.1998). [-]

Doctor of Engineering Science - Food Science

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava + 1 more

The Programme is designed to be dynamic, and doctoral students, in the study process, obtain knowledge on how to research and present changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled. [+]

The doctoral study programme was elaborated based on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and in accordance with the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, the Law on Scientific Activity, regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Statute of the State Scientific Qualification Commission, recommendations or instructions of the Council of Higher Education and the Latvian Council of Science, as well as the Standard of Doctoral Studies of LLU, the Regulation of Doctoral Studies of LLU, and international scientific qualification standards. Aim and tasks of the Programme The aim of the doctoral study programme “Agrarian and Regional Economics” is to promote the formation of a new generation of scientists, which have qualifications meeting international standards, in economics, especially in the sub-branches of agrarian economics and regional economics by enabling doctoral students to acquire theoretical knowledge of higher level, learn methods of research work and principles of management of it, and produce a doctoral dissertation and obtain an internationally recognised doctoral degree (Dr.oec). The Programme is designed to be dynamic, and doctoral students, in the study process, obtain knowledge on how to research and present changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled. The tasks of the doctoral study programme are to provide comprehensive knowledge to doctoral students, so that they develop the skill to use classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods and receive in-depth theoretical training in macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), agrarian and regional economics, finance and banking, entrepreneurship and management, and issues of national economy; in the result, they would: be able to complete the Programme’s theoretical courses and pass promotional examinations; develop skills to use foreign languages in their research and further education and in international cooperation; be able to conduct research according to their research schedule and programme; be able to elaborate their doctoral dissertation and present it for defence; be able to publish their research findings in high-level international scientific publications; be able to present their research findings at international and national scientific conferences. Content of doctoral studies Theoretical studies with an extent of 30 CP consist of the following courses: A special course in the branch or sub-branch of science – Agrarian and Regional Economics – 8 CP. A special course in the research direction – 10 CP; A special course in a professional foreign language (English or German) – 4 CP. Research Methodology in Economics – 8 CP. Research work with an extent of 90 CP consists of the following activities: Elaboration and formatting of a doctoral dissertation – totally 60 CP, including: elective courses 3…7 CP Writing Research Papers – 3 CP Applied Multivariate Methods – 2…4 CP elaboration of a doctoral dissertation, Chapter 1 (25…30 pages) – 6…10 CP, maximally 40 CP; studies of bibliographic sources (at least 200), maximally 8 CP; approbation and formatting of the doctoral dissertation in accordance with the Guidelines 9…12 CP. Publication of research findings (at least 6 research papers) – totally 21 CP, including: research papers published abroad (at least 2) – 4 CP (at least 8 CP); research papers published in the Proceedings of LLU (at least 1) – 4 CP (at least 4 CP); research papers published in Latvia (at least 3) – 3 CP (at least 9 CP); Presentation of research findings (at least 4 presentations) – 9 CP, including: at a conference abroad (at least 1) – 3 CP (at least 3 CP); at a conference in Latvia (at least 3) – 2 CP (at least 6 CP). Evaluation of the Programme After a doctoral student is admitted to doctoral studies, within 2 months and thereafter – with the beginning of the next study year –, the doctoral student designs, together with the scientific supervisor, an individual schedule of studies for the next study year. An evaluation of the doctoral student takes place twice a year when the doctoral student submits a report and evidence proving the information provided in the report. Evaluations are expressed in credit points. Examinations of promotional courses are taken before an examination commission approved by the LLU Pro-rector of Science that consist of three doctors of science who represent each department. The approbation of the doctoral dissertation takes place at an informative seminar, a meeting of the leading department, an inter-departmental meeting, and at a meeting of the Promotional Council. If the State Scientific Qualification Commission makes a positive decision, the doctoral dissertation is presented for defence at a meeting of the Promotional Council. Expected and achievable results While studying and conducting research, the doctoral student has obtained the following knowledge and skills: tackling scientific problems independently and competently; competences in the methodology of scientific and research work; employing classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods; profound theoretical knowledge in international and global economics, macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), entrepreneurship, and agrarian and regional economics and related fields; extended knowledge in the selected branch of science and the skill in making an original contribution to this branch of science; working independently and the skill to cooperate by engaging in a team of researchers for scientific projects in Latvia and abroad; presenting a research and scientific findings at international and national scientific conferences; publishing research findings in high-level scientific publications; elaborating a doctoral dissertation to obtain a scientific degree. 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Doctor of Economics - Agrarian and Regional Economics

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava + 1 more

The aim of the doctoral study programme “Agrarian and Regional Economics” is to promote the formation of a new generation of scientists, which have qualifications meeting international standards, in economics, especially in the sub-branches of agrarian economics and regional economics by enabling doctoral students to acquire theoretical knowledge of higher level, learn methods of research work and principles of management of it, and produce a doctoral dissertation and obtain an internationally recognised doctoral degree (Dr.oec). [+]

Best PhD Degrees in Economics and Administration in Latvia 2017. The doctoral study programme was elaborated based on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and in accordance with the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, the Law on Scientific Activity, regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Statute of the State Scientific Qualification Commission, recommendations or instructions of the Council of Higher Education and the Latvian Council of Science, as well as the Standard of Doctoral Studies of LLU, the Regulation of Doctoral Studies of LLU, and international scientific qualification standards. Aim and tasks of the Programme The aim of the doctoral study programme “Agrarian and Regional Economics” is to promote the formation of a new generation of scientists, which have qualifications meeting international standards, in economics, especially in the sub-branches of agrarian economics and regional economics by enabling doctoral students to acquire theoretical knowledge of higher level, learn methods of research work and principles of management of it, and produce a doctoral dissertation and obtain an internationally recognised doctoral degree (Dr.oec). The Programme is designed to be dynamic, and doctoral students, in the study process, obtain knowledge on how to research and present changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled. The tasks of the doctoral study programme are to provide comprehensive knowledge to doctoral students, so that they develop the skill to use classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods and receive in-depth theoretical training in macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), agrarian and regional economics, finance and banking, entrepreneurship and management, and issues of national economy; in the result, they would: - be able to complete the Programme’s theoretical courses and pass promotional examinations; develop skills to use foreign languages in their research and further education and in international cooperation; - be able to conduct research according to their research schedule and programme; - be able to elaborate their doctoral dissertation and present it for defence; - be able to publish their research findings in high-level international scientific publications; - be able to present their research findings at international and national scientific conferences. Content of doctoral studies Theoretical studies with an extent of 30 CP consist of the following courses: A special course in the branch or sub-branch of science – Agrarian and Regional Economics – 8 CP. A special course in the research direction – 10 CP; A special course in a professional foreign language (English or German) – 4 CP. Research Methodology in Economics – 8 CP. Research work with an extent of 90 CP consists of the following activities: Elaboration and formatting of a doctoral dissertation – totally 60 CP, including: elective courses 3…7 CP Writing Research Papers – 3 CP Applied Multivariate Methods – 2…4 CP elaboration of a doctoral dissertation, Chapter 1 (25…30 pages) – 6…10 CP, maximally 40 CP; studies of bibliographic sources (at least 200), maximally 8 CP; approbation and formatting of the doctoral dissertation in accordance with the Guidelines 9…12 CP. Publication of research findings (at least 6 research papers) – totally 21 CP, including: research papers published abroad (at least 2) – 4 CP (at least 8 CP); research papers published in the Proceedings of LLU (at least 1) – 4 CP (at least 4 CP); research papers published in Latvia (at least 3) – 3 CP (at least 9 CP); Presentation of research findings (at least 4 presentations) – 9 CP, including: at a conference abroad (at least 1) – 3 CP (at least 3 CP); at a conference in Latvia (at least 3) – 2 CP (at least 6 CP). Evaluation of the Programme After a doctoral student is admitted to doctoral studies, within 2 months and thereafter – with the beginning of the next study year –, the doctoral student designs, together with the scientific supervisor, an individual schedule of studies for the next study year. An evaluation of the doctoral student takes place twice a year when the doctoral student submits a report and evidence proving the information provided in the report. Evaluations are expressed in credit points. Examinations of promotional courses are taken before an examination commission approved by the LLU Pro-rector of Science that consist of three doctors of science who represent each department. The approbation of the doctoral dissertation takes place at an informative seminar, a meeting of the leading department, an inter-departmental meeting, and at a meeting of the Promotional Council. If the State Scientific Qualification Commission makes a positive decision, the doctoral dissertation is presented for defence at a meeting of the Promotional Council. Expected and achievable results While studying and conducting research, the doctoral student has obtained the following knowledge and skills: tackling scientific problems independently and competently; competences in the methodology of scientific and research work; employing classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods; profound theoretical knowledge in international and global economics, macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), entrepreneurship, and agrarian and regional economics and related fields; extended knowledge in the selected branch of science and the skill in making an original contribution to this branch of science; working independently and the skill to cooperate by engaging in a team of researchers for scientific projects in Latvia and abroad; presenting a research and scientific findings at international and national scientific conferences; publishing research findings in high-level scientific publications; elaborating a doctoral dissertation to obtain a scientific degree. 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