The Doctorate in Territory and Society. Historical Evolution of a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe) (DOCTESO), is the result of the synergy of researchers who develop their work in the fields of geography, history, archeology, the study of religions and sciences social, of the Faculties of Geography and History of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and of the University of La Laguna (ULL).
It is a transversal program with an interdisciplinary vocation focused on the following lines of research:
- Social organization of space. Processes of anthropization and spatial planning.
- Frontier society. Colonization, acculturation and economic impact.
- Studies of religions, beliefs and imaginaries.
- Building the Memory. Oral and written sources, Archeology and Historiographic Paradigms.
In the Faculties of Geography and History of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of La Laguna, great support has been given to the initiative to coordinate an Interuniversity Doctorate Program, adapted to the new legislation. With this, it is intended that, in addition to continuing the academic career of undergraduate and master's students, research, innovation and talent promotion activities can be developed not only in the Archipelago but in the rest of Spain and Europe, paying special attention to the territorial framework of Africa and Latin America, with which the Islands have special cultural and economic ties.
This Program is also enriched by the experience gained in the different Doctorate Programs organized by the Departments most directly related to the Faculties of Geography and History, some of them already interdepartmental. On the other hand, in this stage of incorporation to the EHEA, we have a precedent of close inter-university collaboration in the figure of the Interuniversity Master of Archeology by ULL and ULPGC, which has served as a test laboratory in all kinds of teaching actions, organization of exchanges and tutelage of shared research works.
This doctoral program is the result of the synergy of researchers who develop their work in the fields of Geography, History, Archeology, Study of Religions and natural, cultural and linguistic heritage. Many of the projects they lead or participate in are an example of a transversal analysis typical of the context of the Humanities and Social Sciences, so that the lines of research that are proposed have the quality of being able to approach problems and to provide results from a multidisciplinary perspective in universal fields of application. That is why the Territory and Society Program. Historical Evolution of a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe), DOCTESO, is the ideal framework for vertebrating these perspectives and attracting young talents, not only from the two universities that coordinate it, but also from the entire geographical area that encompasses their character of tricontinentality.
BASIC AND BASIC COMPETENCES
- CB11 - Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of skills and research methods related to the field.
- CB12 - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
- CB13 - Ability to contribute to expanding the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
- CB14 - Ability to perform critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
- CB15 - Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their areas of expertise in the ways and languages commonly used in the international scientific community.
- CB16 - Ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.
CAPABILITIES AND PERSONAL SKILLS
- CA01 - Navigating our contexts in which there is little specific information.
- CA02 - Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
- CA03 - To design, create, develop and launch new and innovative projects in its field of knowledge.
- CA04 - Work in both equipment and autonomously in an international or multidisciplinary context.
- CA05 - Integrate knowledge, handle complexity, and formulate judgments with limited information.
- CA06 - Criticism and defense of intellectual solutions.
- Dissemination of research
- Oral communication in the scientific field
- Presentation of a theoretical and / or methodological aspect derived from the Thesis in a public context (Congress, Seminar, Workshop) specialized in one or several of the PhD research lines
- Research Seminars
Lines of investigation
- Line 1: Social organization of space. Processes of anthropization and territorial planning. This line vertebra the interrelation between the territory and the populations that occupy it from several perspectives. Projects are developed that affect the analysis of natural and anthropised landscapes in different territorial and chronological contexts, from prehistory to the present, from the reconstruction of ancient landscapes to the ordering of the urban environment and the social use of public spaces. Several of the projects that comprise it have a special vocation for the diachronic analysis of the links established within the framework of the Atlantic territory, in line with the vocation of the tri-continental nature of the program.
- Line 2: Frontier societies. Colonization, acculturation and economic impact. The particular situation of the Archipelago, in a geostrategic framework of great relevance for the relations between Europe, Africa and America is a framework of analysis to understand the processes that derive from these contacts over time. The demographic and genetic changes of the populations, the evolution of the economic cycles and their impact on the landscape, politics, ideology and culture are fundamental aspects that have been studied in different chronological and spatial frameworks, and are very topical.
- Line 3: Studies of religions, beliefs and imaginaries.
- This line is oriented to research on religious diversity and beliefs in the past and present, as well as the study of social imaginaries. The analysis perspective is multidisciplinary in nature and the scope of work includes both the global, local and transnational scales in the tri-continental contexts that characterize the doctorate.
- Line 4: Building Memory Written sources, Archeology and Historiographic Paradigms. This line has a transversal effect on the development of the theoretical and methodological bases necessary for the proper development of any research project. The development of the heuristic apparatus inherent in each work is enhanced, to encourage its critical analysis and improve the methods of each of the disciplines that are developed. It also seeks to highlight the heritage that have their own sources of information, both written, material or even intangible.
The competent body to carry out the admission process is the Academic Committee. It has been established that the Academic Committee will be formed by 9 members. The coordinator of the doctoral program must be from the ULPGC, a professor from the ULL will assume the coordination tasks with the other university. The commission will be constituted with a minimum of one representative per line of research and will ensure that the Commission respects a principle of representation that guarantees a balanced presence of people from the two universities that promote the program, it is established that there must always be a minimum number of three members for each of the universities. There may also be up to two persons of recognized prestige in the scope of some of the Program's research lines outside the ULPGC and ULL.
The admission criteria will be adjusted by default to those established in the ULPGC Doctoral Studies Regulations.
The Academic Commission of the Doctorate Program will value and prioritize applications based on the following criteria for assessing the merits of candidates for final admission to the program:
- Degree of access (weighted 50%), valued as follows: if the student is in possession of a title of the recommended profile, 25 points; if it corresponds to the additional profile 2 it will have 20 points; and included in additional profile 3 you will get 15 points.
- Curriculum vitae (weighted 50%)
a) Academic record (up to 10 points): average mark of the student obtained in the Degree and Master or equivalent degree that gives access to the Doctorate
b) Other qualifications (up to 4 points)
c) Other academic and / or professional merits (up to 11 points): 1. publications (up to 5 points), 2. language knowledge equal to or higher than level B2 (up to 2 points); 3. Scholarships, prizes (up to 2 points); 4 professional experience (up to 2 points)
Profile (Weighting 50%)
- Suitability of the academic training to the recommended profile of the Program: 25 points.
Curriculum vitae (Weighting 50%)
a) Academic record (up to 10 points): average grade of the student obtained in the Degree and Master or equivalent degree that gives access to the Doctorate.
b) Other degrees up to 4 points
c) Other academic and / or professional merits: 1. publications (up to 5 points), 2. language knowledge equal to or higher than level B2 (up to 2 points); 3. Scholarships and awards (up to 2 points) 4. Professional experience (up to 2 points) up to 25 points
In addition all applicants must prove a level B1 in English language.
Students with special educational needs derived from disability
If an applicant has a disability that requires special conditions, he / she must indicate this in his / her enrollment application and specify in detail the exact adaptation measures he / she needs. In this case, you must present, at the time of enrollment, a medical certificate stating the type and degree of functional loss. The selection criteria for students with specific educational needs derived from disability will be the same as for the rest of the students. The Academic Committee will evaluate in this case the need for possible curricular adaptations.
Full-time and part-time enrollment
An annual offer of 15 places is foreseen, among students with dedication full time and partial. Of the 15 places offered in each course, a maximum of 10 may be for students with part-time dedication. The places offered by the ULL will be 7, and by the ULPGC 8, which will be allocated a minimum of 2 part time in La Laguna and 3 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, until reaching the maximum of 10 established, adjusting in each case depending on the selection process, which is the responsibility of the Academic Commission of the program.
The PhD student may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. For this last modality will be indispensable requirement the condition of part-time doctorate awarded, if applicable, by the Academic Committee of the Doctorate. This condition must be requested from the Academic Commission, providing the supporting documents. For part-time doctoral status, work, family or personal reasons will be taken into account. The labor motives will preferably include situations of a fixed or stable nature, temporary contracts prolonged in time, or other situations considered by the Academic Committee. Family or personal reasons include, among other situations, dependency, care of elderly or disabled children and family with children of school age and situations of gender violence. Students with a degree of disability higher than 33%, if requested and documentary justification to the Academic Committee.
The change of enrollment modality may be requested in the common enrollment periods, conditioned to the favorable report of the Academic Committee.
Once the annual enrollment is made, no changes can be made in the dedication regime during the academic year, except for serious circumstances that are to be assessed by the Academic Committee. These include: work activity, special educational needs, family care needs, high-performance athletes and the economic situation of the family unit.
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Last updated November 9, 2017