Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences in Ljubljana in Slovenia

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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.

Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a nation state in Central Europe at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. Slovenia is a relatively safe country to visit. The university in Ljubljana is the oldest and largest educational institution in the country, offering three art academies: Theatre and Film; Music; and Fine Arts.

Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia and the largest in the country. It is located in the Ljubljana basin and has a population that close to 300,000 residents. Ljubljana has a rich history and still has a middle-ages look with a touch of Modernization.

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Doctorate in Environmental Protection

University of Ljubljana
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The goal of the program is to qualify doctoral candidates with scientific thinking and solving the demanding environmental problems with an interdisciplinary approach. [+]

Doctorates in Natural Sciences in Ljubljana in Slovenia. The growing crisis of the environment has changed social values and human behavior worldwide, thus encouraging research of environmental hazards and development of new technologies for protecting the environment. The problems of environmental protection are integrated and interdisciplinary, combining the knowledge from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, technical sciences, medicine and others. Ecological problems that are often induced by poorly thought out economic measures, are defined by knowledge from natural sciences, solved with technical measures, having economic and legal bases and loaded with social consequences. Hence the integration of different disciplines provides the basis for successful problem solving in the field of environmental protection. As a rule, new knowledge and technical solutions typically emerge in border areas of different disciplines. The main emphasis of the doctoral study is research work on its interdisciplinary character and co-operation with internationally established local and foreign experts. The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Environmental Protection at the University of Ljubljana links together experts from various faculties and departments with the common interest of protecting the environment. As to the content, the program has been harmonized with similar programs of the other universities in particular in the EU and in the USA. Numerous elective courses offer a wide selection of knowledge in the area of environmental protection. The goal of the program is to qualify doctoral candidates with scientific thinking and solving the demanding environmental problems with an interdisciplinary approach. The doctoral program results in the degree of doktor/doktorica znanosti (“Doctor of Science”). The program is organized by the University of Ljubljana through its faculties: Biotechnical Faculty Faculty of Economics Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Arts Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering Faculty of Law Veterinary Faculty [-]

Doctorate in Statistics

University of Ljubljana
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The main goal of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Statistics is to further educate experts who have some fundamental knowledge in statistical theory, some experience in the field of statistics or some general statistical knowledge, specific to an individual science discipline. Doctoral candidates should gain the capability of scientific thinking and solving new problems in various scientific fields. [+]

Advanced knowledge of statistics is of significant importance in science and is the foundation for research in practically all academic disciplines. At the same time, advanced experts in statistics are sought by various services, from state administration to research departments in different companies. In the past decades, statistics as an independent scientific discipline has made enormous contribution to science and society. It has become a tool applicable in diverse fields such as agriculture, biology, business and economics, education, engineering, law, medicine, the military, public administration, social sciences, etc. In the past few years University of Ljubljana organized interdisciplinary masters/doctoral program in the field of statistics which was very well accepted by the users. The program was organized and carried out by lecturers from the Biotechnical Faculty, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Social Sciences. The experience gained in this program was very helpful in preparing new doctoral program as the third cycle of education according to Bologna scheme. On the basis of good experience in the past and of the noticeable advantages of the interdisciplinary approach, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Statistics is also organized at the university level. The program offers seven modules: biostatistics, statistics of social sciences, mathematical statistics, economics and business statistics, official statistics, psychological statistics and technical statistics. Basic program goals and general competences The main goal of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Statistics is to further educate experts who have some fundamental knowledge in statistical theory, some experience in the field of statistics or some general statistical knowledge, specific to an individual science discipline. Doctoral candidates should gain the capability of scientific thinking and solving new problems in various scientific fields. After completion of their studies the doctoral graduates will be qualified for creative and independent research work and for solving statistical problems of future employers. In the specific scientific field they will be able to form definitions of research problems and find optimal solutions. They will be capable to link together the existing methods, develop new methods with critical approach and clearly defined criteria based on statistical theory. They will be able to critically assess research results and capable to transferring new knowledge into practice. Due to distinct international orientation of the program, they will acquire the ability to communicate in an international scientific environment. Application and enrolment in the Doctoral Program in Statistics Call for enrolment is published on the UL web page (www.uni-lj.si) no later than 4 months prior to the start of the academic year. Applicants for admission to the program can apply according to the instructions in call for enrolment. Enrolment will take place in September at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Jadranska ulica 19, Ljubljana; the dates of enrolment are published at the webpage http://www.uni-lj.si/studij/studijski_programi/podiplomski_studij_3_stopnja/statistika/. Upon enrolment to an individual year of doctoral studies, the candidate and the University of Ljubljana sign the education agreement. [-]

Doctorate in Biosciences

University of Ljubljana
Campus Full time October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The aim of the program is to train doctoral students for scientific work in fields of basic and applied life sciences, so that they will be able to develop new knowledge within the framework of a scientific research career or transfer knowledge to everyday practice. [+]

Doctorates in Natural Sciences in Ljubljana in Slovenia. The interdisciplinary doctoral study program in Biosciences is a joint project of four faculties of the University of Ljubljana: the Biotechnical Faculty in the role of coordinator of the program and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science (FRI), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FS) and Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FE) as co-implementers of the program. Scientific achievements in the field of basic and applied biosciences in the past decade and a half have lead to essential changes and corrections to the theory that had been valid for decades, which open completely new horizons in the study of the basic laws of the functioning of biological systems and enable the development of applications of which we never even dreamed a few decades ago. The fast development in numerous fields of biological research and ever new possibilities for the use of the new science are reflected in the ever greater need for basic and applied knowledge in modern societies, which also dictate suitable updating of doctoral study programs. The interdisciplinary doctoral program in Biosciences, together with taking into account the Bologna guidelines on quality, combines science and experience from the fields of agronomy, biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, economics of natural resources, management of forest ecosystems, horticulture, landscape architecture, wood and biocomposites, nanosciences, nutrition, technical systems in biotechniques, protection of the natural heritage, cell sciences, animal sciences and animal breeding. The need for high quality and up-to-date doctoral study programs for obtaining suitable knowledge from the scientific spheres developed in various members of the University of Ljubljana, is also dictated by the fast and extensive development of these fields and their impact on the quality of life. The essential element of the program is connecting the contents from the field of Biosciences on the level of the University of Ljubljana with special care for new, boundary fields of research, often overlooked by the wider public, and which are not suitably represented in first and second level study programs. The doctoral study program in Biosciences is the response of the Biotechnical Faculty and associated partners, to the challenges of the time and it represents a combination of the most up-to-date knowledge in this field that, together with the commitment of domestic experts and visiting professors from abroad, we can offer in Slovenia. In addition to the Biotechnical Faculty, which is coordinating the program, FRI, FS and FE are also cooperating with the coordination of individual study fields, as well as nine other members of the University of Ljubljana, leading Slovene research institutes, economic organizations and academic and research institutes from abroad. The main stress of the doctoral studies is on research work, on interdisciplinary study and on the cooperation of internationally established domestic and foreign experts. Taking into account the recommendations of the European University Association (EUA), the program envisages the international exchange of students and, as a condition for ensuring the international comparability of high quality doctoral work, the publication of at least one scientific article in an internationally recognized scientific journal is required, which is an important part of candidates' research work. Particular stress is devoted to close cooperation between doctoral students and mentors, which gives the program a special tenor and Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program of Biosciences enables candidates, in agreement with their mentors, to design a personal program of education, which best suits their ambitions. GENERAL DATA ON THE PROGRAM The interdisciplinary doctoral study program of Biosciences is a level 3 program under the Bologna scheme. It lasts three years and covers 180 points or 4500 hours. One credit point is equivalent to 25 hours of a student's work. The study program is composed of an organized educational part, amounting to 60 credit points, while the remaining 120 credit points are devoted to individual research work for the doctoral thesis. The study requirements of the program are in accordance with the Higher Education Act and Criteria for Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions and study programs, adopted by the Council RS for Higher Education, assessed under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The direct inclusion of parts of the program in international exchange with universities in countries that use the ECTS is thus possible. The aim of the program is to train doctoral students for scientific work in fields of basic and applied life sciences, so that they will be able to develop new knowledge within the framework of a scientific research career or transfer knowledge to everyday practice. Within the study are represented traditional fields of life sciences, supplemented with newer fields, dictated by the development of new technologies and the needs of society. [-]