Doctoral Degree in Natural Sciences in Europe

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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Natural Science is the field of science that studies the natural processes in the world. A PhD in Natural Science takes natural science studies to the next level, providing a deep understanding of these processes and how they affect life on the planet.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. [+]

PhD Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: The research output and the PhD Thesis must be written in English. Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time study Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. The School of Sciences and Engineering of the University of Nicosia is committed to provide PhD candidates with in-depth academic knowledge and hands-on experience on advanced engineering topics such as hydrocarbon geology, liquefied natural gas production, pipeline engineering, flow assurance, fracture mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, enhanced oil & gas recovery, CO2 capture and sequestration, and subsea engineering. The high-caliber academic staff of the programme in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering is dedicated to work closely with students to tackle current engineering problems thereby generating new knowledge and results that can be published in reputable journals and conference proceedings. During their studies, students will have the opportunity to work on funded research projects, co-author papers with their advisors and other class-mates, present their contributions at international conferences, participate in the write-up of research proposals, prepare scientific reports, use simulation software, perform laboratory experiments, attend training schools, participate in workshops, etc. The three-year experience gained during their PhD studies, working primarily on formulating and solving challenging engineering problems, will provide students with the necessary skills, tools and qualifications to excel in their field of expertise and secure a research/academic position at a university or college, a government institute, or high-tech company Career Prospects: Graduates with a PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering will be equipped with the necessary skills in order to enable them to secure a research/academic position at a university or college, a government institute, or high-tech company. Learning Outcomes The PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering, in line with the general philosophy behind the awarding of a doctoral degree, provides student with: highly specialized and advanced scientific knowledge in the field of Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering; optimize existing oil & gas exploration and production techniques; new methodologies and tools tailored towards innovative design, scientific progress, and technological revolution; research skills and analytical thinking to effectively tackle fundamental and applied energy engineering problems; extensive training and professional practice in their primary area of research interest; formulate technological solutions for lowering costs, overcoming technical challenges and minimizing environmental impact associated with oil exploration and extraction; competencies related to substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity. Holders of the PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering: have a profound understanding of their research topic(s) and demonstrate advanced skills and research capabilities associated with their field(s) of expertise; are able to expand the capabilities of a proven process, extend the lifetime of oil & gas fields, and lower environmental footprint of conventional O&G resources; have the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a process related to hydrocarbon’s upstream, midstream or downstream sectors; have made a notable contribution through original research that extends the frontier of science through the development of a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication; are capable of utilizing their creativity to tap and economically exploit new unconventional oil & gas accumulations in currently inaccessible frontiers; are able to promote technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge based society; are able to work as part of a team in an academic and research environment promoting new ideas and emerging technologies. [-]

PhD in Archaeology

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD in Archaeology at the University of Minho responds to a need for a more indepth and consistent training, that continues the efforts developed in the Master of Archeology. [+]

Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Archaeology The PhD in Archaeology at the University of Minho responds to a need for a more indepth and consistent training, that continues the efforts developed in the Master of Archeology. In this sense, the program addresses various subjects, whether in chronological, cultural and spatial contexts, in order to allow students the development of new skills to apply scientific knowledge, to solve identified problems, to deal with complex issues and to essay critical judgments about different topics related to Archaeology. Thus the course has the objective of promoting the improvement of general research skills in Archaeology and the development of specific expertise in different fields, according to the theme that was choose for the thesis, which should be framed in national and international research projects. [-]

PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. [+]

PhD Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2017. Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Optometry, Visual Optics The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. The PDOCV is the only doctoral program of the kind in Portugal. It was accredited in 2013 by the National Agency of Accreditation (A3es) and joined the offer at the Bachelor and Master level. This is a research based learning project conducted by researchers internationally recognized in the scientific fields of the Programme. Research activities are developed in the Center of Physics of the University of Minho which is funded by the National Foundation for Research (FCT), the European Union and private companies operating in the area of vision care, ophthalmic instrumentation, optical companies and ophthalmological corporations. Careers The goal is to provide training to prepare professionals able to integrate multidisciplinar teams and to carry out internationally competitive research in the areas of clinical optometry, optometric instrumentation, contact lens practice, characterization of myopia and its evolution, low vision, colour vision, among others. These areas are very important from an applied point of view because their results contribute directly to the improvement of the visual quality of the population. On the other hand, this type of training is adequate for high level staff of companies in the area of vision, in the development activities of products and services, because their performance depend of deep understanding of the problems and action mechanisms similar to those involved in scientific research. [-]

PhD in German Environmental Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate can use methods of analysis of media production, media products and content, of public and users. He or she is an expert on the historical and contemporary development of the media and its position within the changing social, political and cultural context and is able to synthesize the knowledge generated in various social sciences and humanities and interpret contemporary trends in the development of the media and media communication. [+]

Profile of the graduate The graduate can use methods of analysis of media production, media products and content, of public and users. He or she is an expert on the historical and contemporary development of the media and its position within the changing social, political and cultural context and is able to synthesize the knowledge generated in various social sciences and humanities and interpret contemporary trends in the development of the media and media communication. The graduates are competent to lecture and research in the filed of media studies at universities and institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic and abroad, to work as media analysts. They can work as media scientists in institutes of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and in any other research institutes. They can work as analysts of political communication as well. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Currently, there is a consensus that a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex interactions between the socio-economic system and the vital planetary systems providing societies with ecosystems and natural services. The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the Environmental Studies doctoral program is the advancement of knowledge which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base for the strategy of making economic, social and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. The following scientific directions have been defined for the study program: - Socio-economic metabolism. - Natural services. - Relationships between health and environment. - Application of sociological approaches aimed at addressing environmental issues and sustainable development. - Research topics applying environmental economics. - Socially urgent issues of public policy of sustainable development. - Legal aspects of relationships towards the environment. - Environmentally inspired topics from the perspective of philosophy, anthropology and history. - Indicators of the relationship between the environment and human activities. - Education for sustainable development. Students can come up with their own ideas for topics for doctoral training or may use topics provided by supervisors. The list of offered topics for doctoral theses is available on the web page www.czp.cuni.cz (Teaching - Studies - Env. Studies Doctoral Programme). The objective of the doctoral program Environmental Studies is to provide, in the above mentioned domains, the concept of sustainable development with support in the form of scientifically conducted research. An important aspect of the program is the interdisciplinary character of the defined research domains and the synergies among them. Although it is not the main goal of the study, we assume that the research outputs could be an important source of scientifically validated information for objective, relevant and qualified decision-making on environmental aspects of the economic and social development of the Czech Republic. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance examination includes: - Debate on the proposed topic for thesis. The project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council (dissertation project - max. 12 points). - Examination of the knowledge of necessary basics in the natural sciences needed for the study of the environment and examination of knowledge in the social sciences, including economics (max. 4 points). - Examination on English language proficiency (max. 4 points). At the admission exam the applicants will present their proposals for doctoral training, focusing mainly on a) the current state of knowledge on the subject, b) the formulation of the research question/s or hypotheses, c) research methods, d) research timetable , e) possibilities of publication. The proposal may be further refined/elaborated in comparison with the version included within the submitted application, preferably in cooperation with the prospective supervisor who confirms his/her consent with the training of the applicant by signing the document available for downloading (Teaching - Studies - Env. Studies Doctoral Programme - Admission Procedure). Conditions for admission Admission conditions includes: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by 30.4.2016 at latest, including the following attachments: - A brief professional biography, - Proof of completion of university studies in a master’s degree program, - Proposal of a topic for doctoral training (description of the thesis topic, a list of most relevant sources, research timetable ). It is supposed, that the student will discuss the theme of the disertation beforehand so that the theme will conform to the research program of the training institution; - Confirmation of the prospective supervisor (see below) - Other documents worthy of attention (e.g. overview of applicant’s publications to date, proof of scientific practice at home or abroad, proof of English language exam, etc.) - Documents certifying a completed higher-education studies at the masters level (applicants who complete their masters studies after the application deadline have to document the completion of their studies by 30.9.2016 at the latest) 2. Graduation from a master’s degree program; 3. Defence of the project of applicant's thesis (submitted as a part of the study application) 4. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. An applicant who will be awarded less than 10 points will not be admitted.; 5. English language proficiency. Informations on the exercise of graduates Graduates of the program know the principles and methods of scientific work. Thanks to being trained in the research methodology of at least two subjects, they are capable of relatively greater insight into interdisciplinary-based problems and they are better equipped to resolve them, which we consider an important added value of the Environmental Studies program. The range of expertise of the Environmental Studies doctoral program graduates is determined by the interdisciplinary nature of the studies, which focuses on environmental issues and issues regarding the dynamics of the relationships between the society and natural systems. The basis for the graduates is the specialization they obtained in their undergraduate degrees of studies. This specialization is developed within the doctoral studies in such a way that the graduates eventually: acquire in-depth knowledge of the theoretical bases of the scientific areas, they are applying while writing their doctoral theses, know the broad context of the environmental issues their dissertation is focusing on, develop a deep understanding of the methodology of all scientific areas they are applying while working on their dissertations. This knowledge is considered an essential prerequisite for interdisciplinary dialogue and research. Moreover, graduates are able to take the position of scientists in institutions fully focused on research and development in the broad area of subjects related to the environment and sustainable development, e.g. at various institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Examples of possible research areas include environmental economics, environmental sociology, the research and use of sustainability indicators etc. Furthermore, graduates can seek jobs in research institutions abroad. An extremely important outcome is the ability of graduates to hold decision-making positions in public administration, the business sphere and NGOs, where the work has impact on the environment. As for the public sector, this includes positions in central administrative bodies, especially ministries and their advisory expert or executive offices; positions in public administration at the regional or lower level. Jobs can also be possibly found in administrative bodies of the European Commission, the United Nations, the OECD and other multilateral international organizations. In the business sector graduates can find employment in companies, whose business has a direct impact on the environment. They can also find opportunities in companies and organizations providing expert services directly focused on the environment, such as land planning, planning for Territorial System of Ecological Stability, EIA, SEA, as well as more recently the Sustainability Impact Assessment. If interested, graduates will be able to take a job in the media, where they will be able to competently assess and present information on sustainable development and the environment. [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. [+]

PhD Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2017. Profile of the graduate The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. Within his/her specialization, the graduate is competent to communicate with the scientific community. He/she also possesses innovative skills, academic and professional integrity and observes ethical principles in scientific work. His/her publication activities reflect the ability of critical analysis as well as evaluation and synthesis of new comprehensive ideas in the field of Biomechanics. The graduate is highly qualified for a specialized place of employment in educational establishments and in state or public administration. Tuition Fee 220000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of PhD degree studies. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. The quality of the dissertation project 2. Previous professional activity 3. The relation of the project topic to the specialization of the supervisor and his/her research projects 4. The relation to the overall strategy of the scientific and research development at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University 5. The form of the applicant’s project presentation Each member of the examining committee grades paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5 on a scale of points – 0 to 10 points for each item, item 2 is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 points. The maximum number of points awarded by one examiner is 60 points. The arithmetic mean is calculated on the basis of the point evaluation of each member of the examining board. The result is rounded to the nearest whole number – for values from 0.0 to 0.49 in the downward direction to the nearest whole number. For values from 0.50 to 0.99 in the upward direction to the nearest whole number. The ranking of applicants is decided based on the total number of points. The dean of the faculty determines the point limit for admission. Informations on the exercise of graduates Graduates from the PhD degree studies in biomechanics as an interdisciplinary scientific discipline might be primarily employed in the areas of science and research, education, at physiotherapeutic workplaces, and in accredited laboratories. Other significant employment opportunities include state administration, enterprise, and judicial expert opinion. [-]

PDEng in Process and Product Design (PPD)

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

The process industry demands an integrated approach to chemical and physical processes. In PPD designers learn to build bridges between theory and practice. As a result, final projects in industry often lead to significant process and/or product improvements. [+]

PDEng in Process and Product Design (PPD) TU/e offers two-year (post-Master's) designer's programs. Like a doctoral candidate, you will have the status of TU/e employee if you are selected for one of these programs. The programs start with a year of advanced education, followed by a major design project of eight to twelve months in a company. The designer's programs lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng degree). These programs are given under the banner of the Stan Ackermans Institute. The institute has operated since mid-2006 on behalf of the three universities of technology in the Netherlands as the 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute. Process and Product Design (PPD) The process industry demands an integrated approach to chemical and physical processes. In PPD designers learn to build bridges between theory and practice. As a result, final projects in industry often lead to significant process and/or product improvements. To apply for the PPD program, you need a strong background in Chemical Engineering. CCTO Certification This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs. Admission and application Application is open to university graduates from the Netherlands and other countries. You will at least need a Master of Science degree or equivalent, preferably in the exact sciences. There will be an assessment and selection procedure before you can enter the PDEng program. The PDEng programs use strict selection criteria to ensure the required high quality. Excellent marks, motivation and a design-oriented attitude are vitally important. You should also have an excellent command of the English language. Selection You can apply by sending your letter of application with a complete curriculum vitae and at least two letters of recommendation (in English). Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with the selection committee of the relevant PDEng program. Each PDEng program has different starting dates, as well as its own specific admission requirements and selection procedure. The exact requirements and selection procedure for each program are listed on the program's website. Admission If you are selected for a PDEng program, you are appointed as a trainee for the duration of the program, up to two years. You are a member of the scientific staff and receive a salary in accordance with government regulations. Because you are a trainee, you do not have to pay a tuition fee. [-]

PhD in Logic

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This programme is for students wanting to attain in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends in modern logic and specialise in one of its aspects – pure mathematics, linguistics and informatics, or exclusively philosophical aspects of logic. [+]

PhD Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2017. This programme is for students wanting to attain in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends in modern logic and specialise in one of its aspects – pure mathematics, linguistics and informatics, or exclusively philosophical aspects of logic. Students develop the ability to undertake independent scientific research by publishing the results of their work, attending and conducting seminars and taking part in national and international conferences. Ph.D. graduates are trained for professions in research and teaching at tertiary level at institutions specialising in any of the many listed disciplines. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. In programmes offered in both the full-time and combined forms, the maximum number of admissions is defined as a total number to be shared by both forms. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education. [-]

PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové + 1 more

Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. [+]

Scholarship 100.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Content of the entrance examination Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. Additional conditions for the bonus (practice) Successfully completed (degree) university studies in healthcare bioanalytics, pharmacy or related field. Diploma thesis with analytical focus. Experience in bioanalytical laboratory. Criteria for the evaluation examination Professional knowledge level – reviewed on answers to questions stated in General content of entrance exam Submitted doctoral project – complexity of project, modern methodical access to solution and project continuation of actually solved topics in appropriate field of study are evaluated Conditions for admission Application form must be submitted to the stated term incl. all enclosures Finishing of required former studies Successfully passed entrance exam [-]

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences

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

The aim of the Doctoral Study Program “Agriculture” is to educate the new generation of scientists for dealing with the scientific problems of agriculture, obtaining more profound theoretical knowledge and acquiring the research methods. [+]

PhD Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2017. The implementation of the Doctoral Study Program is ensured by the Faculty of Agriculture of the Latvia University of Agriculture in close cooperation with the scientific institutes of the Latvia University of Agriculture, the Latvia Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and the Latvian Council of Science. It is the only program in the Republic of Latvia, awarding the Doctor’s degree of Agriculture in the sub-disciplines “Field-Crop Cultivation” and “Animal Husbandry”. The applicants for the doctoral studies in the sub-disciplines “Field-Crop Cultivation” and “Animal Husbandry” may be the graduates of Master’s Study Programs and the graduates with the qualification equated to the Master’s degree. The matriculation takes place after the evaluation of an applicant’s qualification, the topicality of the planned Doctoral Thesis and the possibilities of the respective structural unit. The full-time studies at the Doctoral Study Program are planned for 3 years, the part-time studies – for 4 years. The volume of the program is 120 (180 ECTS) credit points (CP). The main part constitutes of research in one of the sub-disciplines of agricultural science and the publishing of research results (92 CP). Parallel to the scientific research, the program envisages the theoretical studies in the amount of 28 CP. The acquisition of theoretical competence and knowledge is assessed by means of several compulsory exams in the respective scientific sub-discipline. The plan of doctoral studies and the corresponding programs for the implementation of studies are being developed for each doctoral student. The doctoral students are offered studies abroad for different periods of time. The Latvia University of Agriculture develops collaboration with foreign higher education institutions and thus obtains additional qualifications of different levels. The study courses of the corresponding level and amount that had been acquired abroad could be equated to and included into the Doctoral Study Program implemented at the Latvia University of Agriculture. The obtained Doctor’s degree ensures the corresponding competence in order the graduate could start his/her independent scientific and pedagogical activities. The aim of the Doctoral Study Program “Agriculture” is to educate the new generation of scientists for dealing with the scientific problems of agriculture, obtaining more profound theoretical knowledge and acquiring the research methods. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM - To facilitate qualitative research and drawing of new scientific conclusions in crop production, fruit growing, market gardening, ornamental horticulture, grassland management, plant breeding, biotechnology, phytopatology, agricultural entomology, plant protection, soil science, agrochemistry, field-crop cultivation, rearing and breeding of animals, animal feeding, technologies for producing animal husbandry products. - To ensure the publicity of research results and the development of Doctoral Thesis. - To acquire the principles of and skills for the organization of scientific and pedagogical activities. - To facilitate the integration of doctoral students into the international academic environment. GENERAL REGULATIONS The program is a regulatory document for the doctoral studies of agriculture at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Latvia University of Agriculture; this document provides for the procedure, content, methodological, scientific level and final results. The provisions, norms and requirements defined in the program are binding to the doctoral students of the Faculty of Agriculture, to their scientific supervisors and to the academic staff involved in the implementation of the Doctoral Study Program. THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE PRELIMINARY EDUCATION The Doctoral Study Program may be acquired in the state financed full-time studies, as well as in the physical and legal entities financed full-time and part-time studies. The doctoral studies at the Latvia University of Agriculture are implemented in conformity with the normative documentation of the Republic of Latvia, the Constitution of the Latvia University of Agriculture, the Senate’s decision on the Admission Regulations and the Regulations of Doctoral Studies of the Latvia University of Agriculture (Decision No.7- 53, made by the Senate of the Latvia University of Agriculture on October 13, 2010) The citizens of the Republic of Latvia and the persons who have the non-citizen passport of the Republic of Latvia, as well as the persons who have been granted the permanent residence permits, and who have a Master’s degree or an academic degree equated to the Master’s degree, in conformity with the procedure of an open competition, are admitted to study at the full-time study program financed by state. There may be admitted persons, who have obtained education corresponding to the Master’s degree. The foreign applicants shall have education equated to the Master’s degree awarded in the Republic of Latvia. The conformity of a diploma is determined by the Academic Information Centre. The persons, who have graduated a Master’s Study Program and obtained a Master’s degree of Agriculture, are entitled to participate in the competition for the doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Latvia University of Agriculture. The procedure of competition for the state financed study places at a Doctoral Study Program at the Latvia University of Agriculture is provided by the decision No.6-260, made by the Senate on February 10, 2010. The director of the respective program may determine an entrance examination in the chosen scientific discipline for the applicants, who have obtained a Master’s Academic or Professional degrees in another scientific discipline. The applicants for the doctoral studies shall indicate in their applications the scientific sub-discipline of the Doctoral Study Program “Agriculture”, the theme of the planned Doctoral Thesis and the scientific supervisor, as well as they shall receive the approval from the director of institute and the scientific supervisor to supervise the studies, and the approval from the director of the Doctoral Study Program. The applicant signs the agreement on studies and is matriculated for the doctoral studies by the rector’s decree, on the basis of the decision taken by the Council of Science of the Latvia University of Agriculture, where the doctoral student’s scientific supervisor is also approved. The process for the admission for doctoral studies is monitored by the vice-rector of science of the Latvia University of Agriculture, ensured by the director of the Doctoral Study Program and the Department of Doctoral Studies. The decision on the admission of applicants for the doctoral studies is made at the meeting of the Council of Science of the Latvia University of Agriculture, where the applicant and his/her scientific supervisor are present. The applicant informs the members of Council on his/her research indicated in the application. SUB-DISCIPLINES - Field-crop cultivation; - Animal husbandry. VOLUME AND DURATION The duration of full-time studies at the Doctoral Study Program is 3 years or 144 weeks. The duration of one study year of full-time studies is 52 weeks, out of which 4 weeks are the leave. If a student uses his/her academic leave, the full-time studies may last up to 5 years. The volume of studies corresponds to 120 credit points. The duration of part-time studies is 4 years, and the volume of studies is equal to that of full-time doctoral studies. If a student uses his/her academic leave, the part-time studies may last up to 6 years. A doctoral student may take a break in his/her studies for a period of time due to justifying circumstances and then again to continue his/her studies. The break in studies shall be taken on the basis of the rector’s decree. [-]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future. The research areas of interest are:

 

Dug Discovery Tissue Engineering Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control and Optimization Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids ... [-]

PhD Actuarial Science

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. [+]

PhD Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2017. PhD Actuarial Science There's a robust research environment at Kent in the fields of Finance and Actuarial Science. Areas of research include financial modelling and estimation, quantification of diversification benefits, quantifying financial risks, and derivatives pricing. There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS). The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. The Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment (CASRI) was recently set up within SMSAS to reflect the widening scope of the teaching and research of the staff. Areas of research interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, mortality and longevity modelling, longevity indices and markets. Other research topics include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Course structure The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals at SMSAS. The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. Research areas Areas of interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, and all areas of mortality and longevity research. Other research topics in the School include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Genetics and insurance risk Advances in human genetics, and medical sciences in general, have led to many gene discoveries; a number of single-gene disorders have been successfully identified and studied in detail. Researchers are now increasingly focusing on common multifactorial genetic disorders such as cancer, heart attack and stroke, caused by interaction of genes and environmental factors. It is important for the insurance industry to understand the full implications of these latest developments. First, can an insurer justify charging different premium rates to different risk groups? Second, if insurers are not allowed to discriminate between individuals based on their genes, by regulation or by law, is there a risk of adverse selection? From a public policy perspective, regulators and governments face the dilemma of whether to regulate against genetic underwriting or to allow market economies to take their own course. On one hand, there is a moral obligation not to discriminate against individuals for their genetic make-up. On the other hand, risk of adverse selection against insurance firms cannot be ruled out altogether. Maintaining an appropriate balance between the two is key. Economic capital and financial risk management Financial services firms are in the business of accepting risks on behalf of their customers. Customers do not always have the time or expertise to handle financial risks on their own, so they pass these on to financial services firms. However, even the most reputable firms can sometimes get it wrong, so it is fundamentally important for all stakeholders that financial services firms hold an appropriate amount of capital calculated on a robust scientific basis, to back the risks they are running. Economic capital can provide answers by specifying a unifying approach to calculating risk-based capital for any firm in the financial services sector. Fees As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Actuarial Science - PhD at Canterbury: Full-time: £3996 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas Part-time: £1998 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas Key facts Subject area: Actuarial Science Award: PhD Course type: Research Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Attendance mode: Campus Duration: Three to four years full-time, five to six years part-time Start: September Accredited by: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [-]

PhD in Algebra, Theory of Numbers and Mathematical Logic

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Depending on his specialization, the graduate becomes acquainted with modern methods and results in selected areas of contemporary algebra, logic, number theory, and cryptology. [+]

Depending on his specialization, the graduate becomes acquainted with modern methods and results in selected areas of contemporary algebra, logic, number theory, and cryptology. Guided by experts, the graduate is ready for independent research. He may start his career as a researcher or lecturer at a university, or apply his knowledge in practise, notably in the area of information security. Tuition Fee: 6000€ [-]

International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. [+]

PhD Degrees in Natural Sciences in Europe 2017. The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. The Programme is structured into two curricula: Curriculum A - Plant genetic resources; Curriculum B - Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems. Research areas will include the analysis of: - Genetic variation in single genes and entire genomes of agricultural and forestry plants and their wild relatives; - Mechanisms that control the variability in genes and/or groups of genes, as those involved in resistance to pathogens and/or pests and tolerance to environmental factors; - Role of functional biodiversity in maintaining genetic diversity, including evolution and co-evolution of pests/pathogens and host plants; - Role of functional diversity, including interactions between pests/ pathogens/weeds and domesticated/volunteer/wild plants, in agroecosystem health; - Plant and crop physiology, including plant stress physiology and post-harvest physiology: - Options for applying the acquired knowledge, as a prerequisite for crop improvement, crop protection, sustainable crop/agroforestry management and multifunctional land use. The International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna- Pisa, offers three-years scholarships to carry out advanced research activities in the field of agrobiodiversity. Our goal is to encourage innovation and technology transfer in preserving, managing and exploiting agrobiodiversity through an advanced scientific educational programme. Scholarships are preferentially awarded to students coming from emerging/developing countries. [-]

PhD in Geology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A student of the Ph.D. program in Geology has acquired deep knowledge in the field of general geology, focused on the geological mapping of sedimentary, volcanic and metamorphic rocks; in the field of palaeontology focused on systematic, classification and stratigraphic applicability of plant and animal fossils. [+]

A student of the Ph.D. program in Geology has acquired deep knowledge in the field of general geology, focused on the geological mapping of sedimentary, volcanic and metamorphic rocks; in the field of palaeontology focused on systematic, classification and stratigraphic applicability of plant and animal fossils; in the field of petrology, with special interest in models of structural and petrological history, deformation of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks; in the field of geochemistry and mineralogy, focused on abiotic nature, and in environmental geology and geochemistry. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Geological sciences with the emphasis on stratigraphical and historical geology, structural geology, paleobotany, zoopaleontology, mineralogy and crystallography, geochemistry, economic geology and geology of mineral deposits, and petrology. STRATIGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GEOLOGY Follows the studies of geological processes in the history of the Earth with the emphasis on organic and inorganic features. It is employed in broad range of geological sciences (including the reconstruction of geological environment in the past with the implications for the recent). The discipline deals with lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy especially in the regional studies and correlation. It uses methods of the facies analysis as well as basin analysis in the paleogeographic reconstruction. It applies paleontological methods for the paleoecology, ecostratigraphy and quantitative stratigraphy, climatic stratigraphy and eventstratigraphy. The discipline uses geochronological methods radiometric dating and deals with the stratigraphical position of metamorphic and magmatic rocks. It employs the methods of detail studies of geological sections and deals with the research of Quaternary sediments. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY In order to study the geological features (structures) of different scales it follows the scale sequences from the structures of mineral grains and rocks, outcrop structures ad structures expressed in the geological maps, global lithospheric structures and planetary structures. The emphasis of the structural geological studies is on the relationships among the structures and methods of their studies (deformation or strain analysis, methods of physical and mathematical models . The discipline provides a complex overview and applications of structural research in geological sciences using contemporaneous and up to date state of art of problems and methods. PALEOBOTANY The discipline deals with the studies of plants of the past geological times, plant evolution from the oldest forms of life in early Precambrian up to Cenozoic. It studies morphology and anatomy of the plant organs, carries out the reconstruction of fossil plants and whole plant assemblages. It studies the relationships of plant evolution and the environment. It formulates paleoclimatic and paleogeographic conclusions that are used in the geological studies (predominantly in the coal and oil geology). ZOOPALEONTOLOGY The study of evolution animals on the Earth from the earliest stages to the contemporaneous times, using the methods of morphology, anatomy and paleoecology. It attempts to reconstruct individual species and whole fossil assemblages. The results are used for biostratigraphy and evaluation of the evolution of an environment in geological past. Specialization: 1, paleontology of invertebrates: systematic and evolution, comparative anatomy of the individual groups, 2. Paleogeographical distribution and migration in the geological past, 3. Paleontology of vertebrates: comparative anatomy of individual groups, systematic and evolution 4. Evolution of humans and primates, paleogeographical distribution and migration in the geologic past. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTALOGRAPHY It studies mineral phases, their crystalochemistry, features and position within the mineral parageneses with the emphasis on quantitative methods of the study of mineral phases through the methods of quantitative reflectance microscopy, quantitative X-ray diffraction analysis, methods of powder and monocrystalline diffraction, and studies of chemical composition of individual phases "in situ". It studies polymorphy and polytypy and OD structures and their relationships to genetic conditions. Crystallography is directed to the region of structural crystallography and refinement of crystal structures. It applies mineralogical research in technologies and uses the mineralogical and geochemical methods in the environmental studies. Specialization: 1. Genetic mineralogy 2. Methods of laboratory studies of minerals and their industrial applications, 3. Mineralogical studies of solid contaminants in the environment, 4. Crystal structures. GEOCHEMISTRY It integrates the knowledge of the basic geological disciplines in the terms of chemical composition. It deals preferably with the physico-chemical features of geological and/or cosmochemical processes, anthropogenic processes and consequent modeling of those processes. It uses modern methods of "in situ" chemical analyses including the determination of stable and radioactive isotopes, physical methods and methods of statistical evaluation of data for the purpose of genetic geochemistry and geochronology. It studies the reaction kinetics of migration and distribution of chemical elements in geological materials (minerals, rocks, water and atmosphere) their equilibria (thermometry and geobarometry) and their mutual interactions. The geology uses these results in the exploration for mineral resources, for the studies of environments and partial problems of ecology, archaeology and in the medical science. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY OF MINERAL DEPOSITS The discipline deals with the geological processes leading to the formation of concentration of potentially useful components in he Earth's crust. For the formulation of models of the individual types of mineral deposits it uses the knowledge and methods of other geological disciplines especially methods of geochemistry, mineralogy and methods of structural and basin analysis. It deals with the motion of solutions through the Earth crust and their interaction with the rocks, the isotope fractionation (e.g., of oxygen) and their significance for the interpretation of mineral deposit formations as well as the interaction of lower crust and the upper mantle with regard to processes forming the mineral concentrations. PETROLOGY Petrology studies metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks. The emphasis is given to relationships of rock formation and geotectonic processes. Study includes the material and structural relations and microstructural features of the rocks. Metamorphic petrology studies thermal, pressure and mechanical evolution of crust in the collisional and extensional deformation regimes and the relationships of metamorphism and deformation. Magmatic petrology studies the formation of magma in the mantle and crust source areas, it rise, differentiation and crystallization including the geological properties and mechanisms of the emplacement. The sedimentary petrology studies modern features of sedimentology including the processes of diagenesis and petrology of organic materials. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management has recently been redesigned as a 3rd cycle course in accordance with the present legislation, to fulfill a ... [+]

PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management

The PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management has recently been redesigned as a 3rd cycle course in accordance with the present legislation, to fulfill a gap regarding advanced training in Mathematics involving applications to the fields of Economics and Management.

This new course boasts highly qualified professors, particularly in the areas of Actuarial Science, Analysis, Dynamic Systems, Finance Econometrics, Finance Mathematics, Macro and Micro-Econometrics, Operational Research, Statistics and Time Series.

Where is the course taught?

In Lisbon, at the School of Economics and Management (ISEG), one of the seven autonomous institutes making up the Technical University of Lisbon.... [-]