Doctorate In Philosophy (interuniversity)

Universidad de La Laguna

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Doctorate In Philosophy (interuniversity)

Universidad de La Laguna

Six Spanish universities (University of Alicante, University of Almería, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of La Laguna, University of Zaragoza, University of Murcia) carry out a strategic alliance in order to design an Interuniversity PhD Program, which serve to add teachers and researchers around research teams and Projects with greater impact and excellence.

PhD studies in the philosophical field have a long tradition at the University of La Laguna. In fact, the current Program: "Philosophy, Culture and Society", integrated within its Official Graduate Program of the same name, and which deserved the Mention of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Resolution of October 6, 2011 , Reference MEE2011-0739, BOE of October 20, 2011) for the 2011/12 courses; 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, has its immediate antecedents in the Doctoral program "Epistemology and Practical Philosophy", in force during the biennium 1999-2001, 2000-2002, 2001-2003 and 2002-2005 and in the Doctoral Program " Philosophy. Theory and Praxis in the Present World "taught since 2004.

Justification title

The University, as a trainer of researchers and an instrument of national, regional and local development, plays a fundamental role in the Knowledge Society. But a Knowledge Society is possible if it achieves three basic requirements: to produce knowledge, mainly through scientific research, to disseminate and socialize this knowledge through teaching, scientific meetings, publications, etc .; and, thirdly, its transmission and exploitation through technological innovation.

Fundamental incidence in the first mission of the University have the Doctorate programs. According to the structure of the European Higher Education Area, doctoral programs represent the third and final cycle in the academic career of a university student, as well as the first step in the career of a researcher.

Since the need to strengthen ties between higher education and research was emphasized at the IV Bologna Process Conference held in Bergen in 2005, the European University Association (EUA) out a study that presents the basic principles for the development of doctoral programs. The report: PhD programs at European universities: achievements and challenges (2007), draws the main conclusions on the changes that Europe should face if it wants to retain or attract the most talented young researchers. The aim is to place the University and the third cycle as one of the pillars of the new Europe of Knowledge, in addition to positioning the European Union in a position to compete with the US in the new Knowledge Society.

In this international context, the University Strategy 2015 (EU2015), approved in the Council of Ministers of Spain on 30 January 2009, after being informed by the Commission of Science and Innovation of the Congress of Deputies and later the Senate, intends to situate the Spanish University in the context of the European Space of Higher Education and Research improving its global positioning.

The EU2015 therefore proposes to carry out a broad structural reform, with special attention to the rationalization of masters and doctorates, through the aggregation of activities and the strategic objectives of institutions in order to "increase research capacity and impact of the same in the progress, well-being and competitiveness of Spain. "

To strengthen research capacity and international competitiveness, the Spanish Government has defined as strategic objectives the offer of high quality doctoral programs. Spain, like Europe, needs to increase the number of researchers and doctoral programs are a cornerstone for achieving this goal. This means organizing the doctoral programs in a more structured way, integrating them in Doctoral Schools, as independent specific units, with a great quality component in the Programs.

The University of Murcia, in the Council of Government of 23 December 2011, in accordance with Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, governing the official doctoral education, created the International Doctoral School (EIDUM) with a clear strategy, according to its Regulation of Internal Regime: to guarantee a leadership in its fields of knowledge and a sufficient critical mass of professors and doctorandos. For this, it has raised some requirements that must comply with the Doctorate Programs that want to be attached to it (RRI, art. 13):

  1. That all participating teachers have accredited research experience.
  2. That the professors who participate accredit public or private funding in their lines of research and a scientific production of quality. That among the professors of each doctoral program there are at least five that meet the minimum requirements established to be coordinator of a doctoral program as established in Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28
  3. That no professor of a doctoral program attached to a School can participate in other doctoral programs of the own school or the University of Murcia.
  4. In addition, it will be valued:
    • That in the lines of investigation of the program participate national and international professor of external prestige, that is endorsed by an accredited research.
    • That it be an interuniversity program that represents a relevant critical mass within an entire area of ​​knowledge.
    • That it be an international program with presence of universities of recognized prestige.

Specifically, the fourth transitional provision of the RRI introduces as requirements for initial assignment to the EIDUM the following:

  1. That it is proven that the program has the infrastructures and the material resources necessary for the correct development of its lines of research.
  2. That the program has at least 15 doctors.
  3. That 60% of the faculty member of each program meets at least one of the following requirements:
    a) Have two sexennials.
    b) Have a six-year term whose concession has not passed more than six years.
    c) Have conducted two doctoral theses in the last five years
  4. That at least five teachers of the program meet the minimum requirements established to be coordinator of a doctoral program as established in Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28.
  5. Each research team must have at least one competitive project (international, national or regional) in the topics of the research lines of the program. Funding from one program can not be used in any other proposal. In order for funding to be accepted as part of a program, the principal or responsible researcher must be a teacher of such program or staff of an entity that collaborates in the program.
  6. That 25 scientific contributions from the last five years of the research staff participating in the doctoral program be related, in accordance with the criteria established in the ANECA evaluation guide for verification of official doctoral studies.
  7. That the research staff of the program relate at least 10 doctoral theses directed in the last five years, distributed among the research teams of the program with complete reference of a scientific publication derived from each one of the ten theses, with indication of data about objective repercussion of the results.

Taking into account this international, national and institutional context, six Spanish universities (University of Alicante, University of Almería, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of La Laguna, University of Zaragoza, University of Murcia) have found it necessary to carry out an alliance with the aim of designing an Interuniversity Doctorate Program that is capable of being integrated into EIDUM and, in any case, that serves to add teachers and researchers around research teams and Projects with greater impact and excellence.

Specifically, our Interuniversity Doctorate Program, as required by the RID of EIDUM,

  1. It counts in all its research lines with the collaboration of international doctors. Specifically 62 foreign researchers participate.
  2. It represents a relevant critical mass within the Spanish philosophical field. It has 58 doctors (100% of the national participants). Among them 14 Professors, 36 Holders and 8 Professors Contracted Doctors (permanent)
  3. It has the infrastructures and the material resources necessary for the correct development of its research lines.
  4. 62.06% of the teaching staff (36 researchers) of the Program accredited 2 or more sexenios. There are 108 sexenios currently accredited. The average sexenniums of the total number of researchers of the Program is 1.86.
  5. 20 teachers (34.48%) have conducted 2 or more Theses and have accredited 2 or more sexennials; that is, they meet the minimum requirements established to be coordinator of a doctoral program as established in Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28.
  6. All research teams have at least 2 competitive research projects (international, national or regional) on the topics of the research lines of the program and their main researchers are professors of the Program.
  7. It accredits 25 scientific contributions from the last five years of the research staff that participates in the doctoral program, according to the criteria established in the ANECA evaluation guide for the verification of official doctoral studies.
  8. He credits at least 10 doctoral theses directed in the last five years, which have at least a scientific publication with clear indications of quality.

On the other hand, as academic justification, we must point out that the Interuniversity PhD Program in Philosophy that we present is linked to broad research traditions. Specifically, it has among its predecessors the current Doctorate Programs taught at the Universities of La Laguna, Zaragoza and Murcia.

In fact, the PhD studies in the philosophical field have a long tradition at the University of La Laguna. In fact, the current Program: "Philosophy, Culture and Society", integrated within its Official Graduate Program of the same name, and which deserved the Mention of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Resolution of October 6, 2011 , Reference MEE2011-0739, BOE of October 20, 2011) for the 2011/12 courses; 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, has its immediate antecedents in the Doctoral program "Epistemology and Practical Philosophy", in force during the biennium 1999-2001, 2000-2002, 2001-2003 and 2002-2005 and in the Doctoral Program " Philosophy. Theory and Praxis in the Present World "taught since 2004.

This is also the case of the University of Zaragoza, where the current PhD Program of "Philosophical Studies" (RD 1393/2007 with date of verification 07/15/2009) is the result of the transformation of the previously taught program in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, under the title "Philosophy, History, Thought", from the 1994-1995 academic year; so that PhD studies in Philosophy have been imparted without interruption in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Zaragoza at least for 18 years.

As for the University of Murcia, the current PhD Program in Philosophy, in force since 2010/2011, is a transformation of the Doctoral Program in Philosophy that was integrated in the 2007/2008 course in the Official Postgraduate Program (Master + Doctorate) and which, in turn, was a transformation of two previous doctoral programs taught in the Department of Philosophy: "Spain and Europe, intellectual history of a dialogue", which obtained the Quality Mention in the 2004 bienniums -2006 and 2005-2007 (MCD2004-00446 / MCD-2005 00203); and "The configuration of the modern subject". In any case, the doctoral studies in our Faculty have been imparted without interruption since its constitution as Faculty of Philosophy in the course 1992/1993.

Competencies

Obtaining a doctoral degree must provide a high level of training in various fields, especially in those that require creativity and innovation. This training must take place in three orders: the personnel, the production of knowledge and the dissemination of knowledge in its socio-cultural context.

From a personal perspective, doctors will have at least acquired the skills and personal skills to:

  1. Develop in academic and extra-academic contexts where there is little specific information about particular philosophical issues or problems.
  2. Find the key questions that need to be answered to solve a complex problem.
  3. To design, create, develop and undertake creative and innovative projects in the field of philosophical knowledge and, in general, of culture.
  4. Work as a team or autonomously in an international or multidisciplinary context, creating or integrating into research networks.
  5. Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgments with limited information.
  6. Assume criticism and argumentative defense of solutions as a substantial part of the scientific-research ethos.

On the other hand, the doctoral studies will guarantee, at least, that the doctorate acquires the basic competences that allow him

  1. Systematically understand the field of study proper to philosophy, as well as master the skills and methods of research related to that field.
  2. Ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation in different areas of research: social anthropology, aesthetics, theoretical and practical philosophy and logic.
  3. Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original philosophical research in different fields of fundamental research.
  4. Ability to perform a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex philosophical, scientific or humanistic ideas.
  5. Ability to communicate with the academic philosophical, humanistic and scientific community, as well as with society in general, about their fields of knowledge in the modes and languages ​​commonly used in the international scientific community.
  6. Ability to promote, in academic and professional contexts, reflection and scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural progress within a society based on knowledge.

other skills

PhD studies must provide, as we said, high training in different fields; among others, cited the dissemination and promotion of research. In this sense, the doctorate must be able to

  1. Expand the frontiers of philosophical knowledge or a field of study within it, whose results deserve at least one publication referenced nationally and / or internationally.
  2. Design and develop in different administrative contexts projects related to your research that allow you to finance part of your work.
  3. To foster, direct and develop research and cultural development work in different academic and professional contexts in the context of a global society based on knowledge.
  4. Conduct original research papers.

Training activities

  • General Framework of Doctoral Studies
  • Permanent Seminar of PhD students
  • Electronic resources Bibliographic Managers
  • Interuniversity Congress of PhD students
  • Scientific Communication: Writing and Publication of Scientific Articles. Public Presentation of Scientific Results
  • Stay at the Foreign Research Center
  • Idiomatic improvement

Lines of investigation

  • Line 1: Aesthetics and theory of the Arts
  • Line 2: Philosophy
  • Line 3: Moral Philosophy and Politics
  • Line 4: Logic and Philosophy of Science

Admission criteria

Selection Criteria and Admission to the Program

Without prejudice to what is established in article 7 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, the selection and admission to a doctoral program is subject to the following rules:

  1. The selection in a doctoral program will be made by the Academic Commission of the PhD program.
  2. To make the selection, the Academic Committee will use the following criteria:
    to. An assessment of the academic curriculum (40%).
    b. An assessment of the merits of special relevance or significance in relation to the doctoral program (60%).
  3. In any case, admission to doctoral programs will include the abovementioned access commitments. These training supplements will not count towards the limit established for the duration of the Doctorate in article 3.2 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28. For the purposes of public prices and the granting of scholarships and study grants, these training supplements will be considered doctoral level training.

In any case, the resolution of admission in a doctoral program will be dictated by the Rector of each of the universities, on proposal of the academic committee of the corresponding doctoral program and without prejudice to the delegations of competences or signature that can be carried out in favor of the deans of the center or of the directors of doctoral schools.

The lists admitted to the doctoral program will be published on the electronic bulletin boards and of the Faculties in which it is given, although by resolution of the rector, other means of publicity may be established.

Also applicable to the admission procedure is established in the regulations and instructions for admission and enrollment approved annually by the different universities of the Program.

In the case of students with special educational needs derived from disability, selection and admission systems and procedures will include adequate support and counseling services.

Tuition

Doctoral students admitted to a doctoral program will enroll annually as determined by the agreement.

The enrollment will be made in the management unit enabled for this purpose, in accordance with the requirements established in the complementary norms and instructions of admission and enrollment that are approved by the respective universities for each academic year.

Rights and duties of doctoral students

He is considered to be a doctoral candidate who, after accreditation of the requirements established in Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, has been admitted to a doctoral program and has enrolled in it.

PhD students have the following rights:

  1. The common rights of university students and the specific rights of doctoral students established in the Statute of University Students, approved by Royal Decree 1791/2010, December 30.
  2. The rights that, as students are recognized and result from the Statutes of the universities participating in the Program

PhD students have the following duties:

  1. Those established in general terms in article 13 of the Statute of the University Student and in the Statutes of the universities that make up the Program
  2. Those specifically resulting from the contractual legal regime to which, if applicable, could be subject.
  3. Comply with the training commitments contemplated in this Report.
  4. To carry out the training activities and the research seminars established.
  5. Submit to the director the work done with the format and with the frequency that have been previously agreed and submit the manuscript of the thesis to the director with a reasonable advance to the date agreed for the deposit, for final review.
  6. Consult with your director before undertaking any other additional activity in the university, to jointly evaluate the possible impact on your dedication to the doctoral thesis.
  7. To fulfill the requirements of security in the work or any other specific that exists in the place in which it carries out its investigation.
  8. Comply with the ethical norms established by the university.
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