Doctorate in Atlantic Islands. History, Heritage and Institutional Juridical Framework (interuniversity) Search

Universidad de La Laguna

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Doctorate in Atlantic Islands. History, Heritage and Institutional Juridical Framework (interuniversity) Search

Universidad de La Laguna

The Atlantic Islands PhD program: History, Heritage and Institutional-Legal Framework is a multidisciplinary research training proposal, offered by the universities of the Macaronesian Region that aims to affirm the scientific validity of island studies and, especially, those of the archipelagos of the middle Atlantic, according to their historical, cultural, patrimonial and legal specificities, understood as a shared island world. Although professors belonging to the "Legal-institutional framework" line at the Universidad de La Laguna participate in the offer of the other three universities of the Program, the training offer includes only the first and second lines of the program.

The official proposal of the Atlantic Islands doctorate: History, Economy, Heritage and Legal-Institutional Framework responds to the need to complete the undergraduate and master's degree courses that are being implemented by our universities within the European Higher Education Area.

Our approach aims, following the institutional strategies in terms of ID i, which defines that universities should have the doctorate at the center of their actions, offer high levels of quality, internationalization, innovation, recognition and mobility. Within this spirit we are interested in creating a stable framework that enables the collaboration of other organizations, entities and institutions involved in ID, both nationally and internationally.

In short, this doctoral program must complete the training needs of doctoral students, their methodological updating and, finally, their initiation into research through the final completion of the Doctoral Thesis.

The following are specific objectives of this program: COMPLETE the academic cycles of Humanities, Legal and Social Sciences and Architecture; COVER the needs of students and scholars, not only of the Universities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and La Laguna, but also of the Universities of the Azores and Madeira, as well as Cape Verde and those corresponding to the Latin American and African sphere; RESPOND to the needs of quality training at the doctoral level, in a comprehensive and open manner, offering society a first line research; INCREASE the potential of the quality of research and innovation; DEVELOP basic and applied research for which these universities have an important potential in human resources, making our universities an international benchmark; GIVE PRIORITY to the leading research lines in the various areas that comprise it, with regional, state and European level projects.

This Doctorate program, within the framework of the Doctoral School of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the corresponding institutions of the ULL, UAc and UAm, must combine different research lines that will try to answer both the guidelines defined by the Government of the Canary Islands (Strategy for the definition of priorities in the Higher Education offer of the Canary Islands 2010-2020), in which the explicit mention of asset management and recovery is especially relevant, as per the ULPGC (Strategic Plan Institutional of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2011-2014), or the guidelines of the ULL, UAc and UAm.

Our project is directed, in line with the above, to raise the level of excellence in research, to increase the levels of economic, social and cultural development of the Canary Islands, to look for collaborating partners, etc.

Our proposal tries to specialize the participating universities within the framework of the Atlantic Islands, with which we propose a close alliance, as a tri-continental platform for research in Atlantic Studies. There is, therefore, a close relationship between the CEI (Campus of International Excellence) the two universities concerned in section 6.1. of the memory).

The Canary Universities (ULPGC and ULL) participate jointly in the Regional Campus of International Excellence: "Tricontinental Atlantic Campus One of the most important actions in the section of Teacher Improvement and adaptation to the EHEA, is the implementation of the International School of ULL-ULPGC Inter-University Postgraduate Programs, some of whose main purposes are:

Development of programs based on the conjunction and interrelation of the capacities of the two universities in their thematic specializations with a view to the Europe-Africa-Latin America axis.

This also includes agreements with universities in those territories to incorporate them into postgraduate programs.

  • Programs aimed at tricontinental talent, both in relation to teachers and students.

In the field of research, specifically, the development strategy will be based on:

  • Mark strategic topics in thesis projects in the tri-continental field.
  • Proposing doctoral programs based on strategic issues and with the joint collaboration of faculties, research centers and teachers most appropriate for each doctoral student.
  • Organization of interdisciplinary seminars, with the best research professors from the Campus and from other universities in the tri-continental area, which deal with strategic issues from different angles.
  • Dissemination of the School to capture tricontinental talent
  • Unification of services for doctoral students (registration, information, accommodation, ...).

In this effort, the Doctoral Program in Atlantic Islands: History, Heritage and Institutional Legal Framework, will highlight the characteristics of the Atlantic archipelagos, highlighting their geostrategic value, reinforcing the leadership of the Canary Islands as a dynamic element in this area geographic in scientific aspects of interest for the areas of specialization of the CEI-CANARIAS and contributing to a greater inter-university inter-relation, given the interuniversity character of the teaching staff, which will belong to the two Canarian universities

and the University of Azores and Madeira.

It should also be noted that the proposing universities are associated within the Network of Universities of the outermost regions of the European Union (Network UNAMUNO of Atlantic Islands), which facilitates the mobility of students and teachers, as well as scientific and academic cooperation in the joint problem of the Atlantic islands subject of this doctorate (CF. 1.4 of the Report)

The ATLANTIC ISLANDS PhD: History, Economics, Heritage and Legal and Institutional Framework, in the specific case of the ULPGC, which leads it, is the result of the sum of previous experiences in doctoral programs carried out by the various departments and research groups They are composed of it, as well as interdepartmental in the same scientific field of the program that is now proposed. The Departments of Historical Sciences (DCH), Geography (DGEO), Basic Legal Sciences (DCJB) and Public Law (DDP), Art, City and Territory (DACT), Architectural Construction (DCA), Public Law have participated in these programs. (DDP), Art, City and Territory (DACT), Architectural Construction (DCA), Graphic Expression and Architectural Projects (DEGPA).

Competencies

Basic

  • CB11 - Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field.
  • CB12 - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • CB13 - Ability to contribute to the expansion of knowledge frontiers through original research.
  • CB14 - Ability to perform a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • CB15 - Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their fields of knowledge in the modes and languages ​​commonly used in their international scientific community.
  • CB16 - Ability to promote, in academic and professional contexts, the scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement within a society based on knowledge.

Personal abilities and skills

  • CA01 - Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
  • CA02 - Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • CA03 - Design, create, develop and undertake innovative and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  • CA04 - Work both as a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  • CA05 - Integrate knowledge, face complexity and formulate judgments with limited information.
  • CA06 - The intellectual criticism and defense of solutions.

Other competences

  • CE1 - Mastery of research methods and techniques in the research line of the program to which the thesis project is assigned.

Formation activities

Training Seminar 1: Challenges of research in the historical and social dynamics of the Atlantic world

  • Number of hours: 10
  • Description:
    • Contents:
      1. The concept of the Atlantic world: Historiographical panorama.
      2. Migrations and demography: Perspectives and research fields.
      3. Perspectives of a comparative history of the Atlantic archipelagos.
    • Temporary: Two three-hour sessions and two two-hour sessions (3 3 2 2) in the first semester of the first year.
    • Learning results:
      1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the fields of study addressed.
      2. Conceive, design, implement and adopt a research process with academic rigor in the proposed fields.
      3. Carry out a critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the proposals raised in the seminar
    • Languages ​​of the activity: Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Modality: Videoconference
    • Control of the activity: The acquisition of the competences and capacities of the course will be accredited by means of the accomplishment of a written work of between 6000 and 7000 words on any of the topics proposed in the seminar that are linked to the doctoral thesis.
  • Control procedure: The acquisition of the competences and abilities of the course will be accredited by carrying out a written work of between 6000 and 7000 words on any of the topics proposed in the seminar that are linked to the doctoral thesis.
  • Mobility actions: Regarding mobility actions, based on the observations made in the report and the current budgetary availability, the proposal has estimated that no specific mobility actions will be carried out. The members of the doctoral program will try to make the most of the potential of the services offered by the participating Universities around the advice and information on scholarships, grants and travel packages that students can access. Those theses that opt ​​for the European mention, must meet the criteria established by the current regulations in their specific calls and the program will advise and stimulate this type of doctoral theses to the maximum.

Training Seminar 2: Challenges of cultural heritage research in the Atlantic world

  • Number of hours: 10
  • Description:
    • Contents:
      1. Architectural heritage of the Atlantic world: New research paths
      2. Balance of historical-artistic heritage in the Atlantic archipelagos.
      3. Cultural heritage: Transfers and own values.
    • Temporalization: Two three-hour sessions and two two-hour sessions (3 3 2 2) in the first semester of the second year.
    • Learning results:
      1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the fields of study addressed.
      2. Conceive, design, implement and adopt a research process with academic rigor in the proposed fields.
      3. Carry out a critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the proposals raised in the seminar
    • Languages ​​of the activity: Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Modality: Videoconference
    • Control of the activity: The acquisition of the competences and capacities of the course will be accredited by means of the accomplishment of a written work of between 6000 and 7000 words on any of the topics proposed in the seminar that are linked to the doctoral thesis.
  • Control procedure: The acquisition of the competences and abilities of the course will be accredited by carrying out a written work of between 6000 and 7000 words on any of the topics proposed in the seminar that are linked to the doctoral thesis.
  • Mobility actions: Regarding mobility actions, based on the observations made in the report and the current budgetary availability, the proposal has estimated that no specific mobility actions will be carried out. The members of the doctoral program will try to make the most of the potential of the services offered by the participating Universities around the advice and information on scholarships, grants and travel packages that students can access. Those theses that opt ​​for the European mention, must meet the criteria established by the current regulations in their specific calls and the program will advise and stimulate this type of doctoral theses to the maximum.

Training Seminar 3: Research in the outermost regions and their legal specificities

  • Number of hours: 10
  • Description:
    • Contents:
      1. Island and ultra-periphery: The challenges of its recognition by state and international legislations.
      2. Comparative legislation of the Atlantic archipelagos.
      3. Legal-administrative challenges in the application of the right to the Atlantic archipelagos.
    • Temporalization: Two sessions of three hours and another two of two hours (3 3 2 2) in the first semester of the third year.
    • Learning results:
      1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the fields of study addressed.
      2. Conceive, design, implement and adopt a research process with academic rigor in the proposed fields.
      3. Carry out a critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the proposals raised in the seminar
    • Languages ​​of the activity: Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Modality: Videoconference
    • Control of the activity: The acquisition of the competences and capacities of the course will be accredited by means of the accomplishment of a written work of between 6000 and 7000 words on any of the topics proposed in the seminar that are linked to the doctoral thesis.
  • Control procedure: The acquisition of the competences and abilities of the course will be accredited by carrying out a written work of between 6000 and 7000 words on any of the topics proposed in the seminar that are linked to the doctoral thesis.
  • Mobility actions: Regarding mobility actions, based on the observations made in the report and the current budgetary availability, the proposal has estimated that no specific mobility actions will be carried out. The members of the doctoral program will try to make the most of the potential of the services offered by the participating Universities around the advice and information on scholarships, grants and travel packages that students can access. Those theses that opt ​​for the European mention, must meet the criteria established by the current regulations in their specific calls and the program will advise and stimulate this type of doctoral theses to the maximum.

Research Seminar 1

  • Number of hours: 10
  • Description:
    • Content: Presentation by each doctoral student of a presentation of the follow-up of the research protocol consisting of the objectives, problem statement, hypothesis, theoretical framework, methodology, state of the question and timing. In the reply, the tutors will insist on the procedures for writing humanistic and scientific works, on the dissemination and social communication of research and the use of information technologies.
    • Temporalization: Two sessions of three hours and another two of two hours (3 3 2 2) in the second semester of the first year.
    • Languages ​​of the activity: Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Modality: Videoconference
    • Control of the activity: The fulfillment of the objectives set in the protocols of completion of each doctoral thesis will be accredited.
  • Control procedure: The fulfillment of the objectives set in the protocols of completion of each doctoral thesis will be accredited.
  • Mobility actions: Regarding mobility actions, based on the observations made in the report and the current budgetary availability, the proposal has estimated that no specific mobility actions will be carried out. The members of the doctoral program will try to make the most of the potential of the services offered by the participating Universities around the advice and information on scholarships, grants and travel packages that students can access. Those theses that opt ​​for the European mention, must meet the criteria established by the current regulations in their specific calls and the program will advise and stimulate this type of doctoral theses to the maximum.

Research Seminar 2

  • Number of hours: 10
  • Description:
    • Content: Presentation by each doctoral student of a presentation of the follow-up of the research protocol consisting of the objectives, problem statement, hypothesis, theoretical framework, methodology, state of the question and timing. In the reply, the tutors will insist on the procedures for writing humanistic and scientific works, on the dissemination and social communication of research and the use of information technologies.
    • Temporalization: Two sessions of three hours and another two of two hours (3 3 2 2) in the second semester of the second year.
    • Languages ​​of the activity: Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Modality: Videoconference
    • Control of the activity: The fulfillment of the objectives set in the protocols of completion of each doctoral thesis will be accredited.
  • Control procedure: The fulfillment of the objectives set in the protocols of completion of each doctoral thesis will be accredited.
  • Mobility actions: Regarding mobility actions, based on the observations made in the report and the current budgetary availability, the proposal has estimated that no specific mobility actions will be carried out. The members of the doctoral program will try to make the most of the potential of the services offered by the participating Universities around the advice and information on scholarships, grants and travel packages that students can access. Those theses that opt ​​for the European mention, must meet the criteria established by the current regulations in their specific calls and the program will advise and stimulate this type of doctoral theses to the maximum.

Research Seminar 3

  • Number of hours: 10
  • Description:
    • Content: Presentation by each doctoral student of a presentation of the follow-up of the research protocol consisting of the objectives, problem statement, hypothesis, theoretical framework, methodology, state of the question and timing. In the reply, the tutors will insist on the procedures for writing humanistic and scientific works, on the dissemination and social communication of research and the use of information technologies.
    • Temporalization: Two sessions of three hours and another two of two hours (3 3 2 2) in the second semester of the third year.
    • Languages ​​of the activity: Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Modality: Videoconference
    • Control of the activity: The fulfillment of the objectives set in the protocols of completion of each doctoral thesis will be accredited.
  • Control procedure: The fulfillment of the objectives set in the protocols of completion of each doctoral thesis will be accredited.
  • Mobility actions: Regarding mobility actions, based on the observations made in the report and the current budgetary availability, the proposal has estimated that no specific mobility actions will be carried out. The members of the doctoral program will try to make the most of the potential of the services offered by the participating Universities around the advice and information on scholarships, grants and travel packages that students can access. Those theses that opt ​​for the European mention, must meet the criteria established by the current regulations in their specific calls and the program will advise and stimulate this type of doctoral theses to the maximum.

Mobility

  • Number of hours: 160 (one month, twenty working days x eight hours per day, both for full-time students and part-time students)
  • Description:
    • Stay in a research center, documentation center or foreign university that is related to the doctoral program.
  • Control procedure: The acquisition of the skills and abilities of the stay made will be accredited by means of a written report of between 6000 and 7000 words on the specific activities developed, and the achievement of the objectives reached in the face of the doctoral thesis and listed in your training activities plan.
  • Mobility actions: Each doctoral student must complete at least one stay in an international research center which, at the end of the training period, should take at least one month. This stay will aim to attend specific courses and research seminars and exchange experiences with other researchers. The thesis director, in collaboration with the tutor and with the doctoral student himself, will schedule these stays; they will be included in the plan of training activities of each doctoral student and must, therefore, be approved by the academic committee of the doctorate. The flexibility in the development of the mobility stay (add several stays or perform them in a single year) aims to facilitate the realization of this activity to students enrolled part-time. In order to verify the mobility, the student can do it in any of the foreign institutions with which there are signed collaboration agreements and which are related in the corresponding annex of the present proposal.

Lines of investigation

  • Line 1: Historical and social dynamics.
  • Line 2: Cultural heritage.
  • Line 3: Legal and institutional framework

Admission criteria

In accordance with the principle of universal accessibility, in general, all students who meet the requirements set forth in the general regulations governing the doctorate, both state (RD 99/2011 and concordant), as well as the student's own the participating universities. In general, the entry profile of the applicant to join this Doctorate is that of a student, with a master's degree or comparable, who has received basic training in research techniques. The doctoral theses will be carried out in the native language, and those that require international mention, complying with the current regulations for said mention.

The selection criteria for full-time students are the following:

  • Access qualification (weighted 50%), valued in the following way: if the student is in possession of a reference degree, 10 points; if you are in possession of a degree from the same branch of knowledge but taught by other Faculties, you will have 8 points; and if you are in possession of a title of another branch of knowledge, 6 points.
  • Academic record (weighted 50%): the average grade of the file of the Degree and Master's degree (300 ECTS credits) will be calculated with a decimal.

The selection criteria for students with specific educational needs derived from disability will be the same as for the rest of students, reserving a minimum of 1 place. The Academic Committee will evaluate in this case the need for possible curricular adaptations.

The places reserved for one of the modalities of dedication that are not covered, will be added to those of the other modality.

Once the annual registration has been made, no changes can be made to the dedication regime during the academic year, except in the case of serious circumstances that have arisen to be evaluated by the Academic Committee. The causes that can be adduced in the application, among others, are: work activity, special educational needs, family care needs, high performance athletes and economic situation of the family unit.

With a merely exemplary character, and not exhaustive, in a particular way, it is expected that the largest number of doctoral students will come from the following master's studies:

  • Those offered by the ULPGC and the ULL, as well as by the UAc and UAm in the areas of Humanities (preferably line 1), Social and Legal Sciences (preferably line 3) and Architecture and Humanities (preferably line 2) ). In any case, it is possible to co-direct doctoral theses by professors of the program assigned to different lines.
  • Any master related to the research lines of the program
  • Have passed 300 ECTS credits of degree and postgraduate preferably in the areas of Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences and Architecture.
  • Students with the DEA degree obtained through the programs regulated by RD 778/98 and RD 1393/2007.
  • Foreign students according to official standards.

Students with foreign degrees without homologation may apply for admission to doctoral studies provided that a level of education equivalent to that of the official Spanish master's degree is accredited and that the degree issuing authority is granted in the issuing country for access to doctoral studies .

This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree nor the recognition to other effects than those of access to these teachings.

In this way, students with a foreign degree without homologation will require for the full validity of their enrollment an equivalence resolution granted by the respective rectors of the participating universities in this doctorate, once the reports established by regulation have been issued, in which it will indicate the denomination of the foreign title and its recognition for the purposes of studying these studies. The equivalence must be requested within the term established, accompanying the degree on the basis of which you wish to access the studies of the third cycle and an academic certificate of the aforementioned studies, which include the subjects and academic periods completed and the fact that the title gives access in your country to doctorate studies. All the above will be presented duly legalized (originals and photocopies for collation or photocopies authenticated by consular services or Spanish embassies). In the case that the language of origin is not Spanish, a legalized translation of the aforementioned documentation must also be included.

In the request for admission of students will also include the possibility of simultaneously making the request for equivalence, if necessary. The Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program (CAPD) will assess the academic adequacy of the studies completed by the applicant, this circumstance having to be included in the proposal for admission to the program. The equivalence resolutions will appear in the student's file and can be certified as any other end of the same. It will be possible to contemplate that the reports issued for similar situations serve as precedents. In these cases, it will not be necessary to make new reports. Students can register without waiting for the equivalence resolution, but the validity of their registration will be conditioned to this declaration.

Students who meet the requirements of access and admission may apply for admission to the doctoral program, for which a pre-registration period will be established. This request will be presented at the place indicated in the call.

At the end of this period, the CAPD will publish the provisional list of admitted students, ordered according to the criterion of the academic record, as indicated above.

Unsuccessful applicants may submit a claim within the time and manner established in the corresponding call.

After the deadline for claims and resolved these, the list of admitted students will be sent to the corresponding student management body, in order to be able to formalize their enrollment within the period indicated. If you do not formalize your registration, the applicant will decline your rights.

In any case, the principle of universal accessibility will always be acted with full respect and limitations will not be established for the access of students with specific educational needs derived from disability.

The situation of the Spanish University, in general, and of the Canarian universities, in particular, makes foresee a decrease of students who access the doctorate in general and through research scholarships, in particular.

The Canarian Agency of Investigation (ACIISI), for example, has not called specific grants for research projects since 2010. It is equally problematic the incorporation of students from the own PDI of the ULPGC and the ULL, who are not yet in possession of the doctor's degree, due to restricted hiring

of PDI as a consequence of RD 14/2012 of Urgent measures to rationalize public spending in education. In these circumstances it is necessary that the number of places susceptible to be occupied by part-time students is greater than that of full-time positions, so that students can correctly acquire the competencies of the Doctorate program, especially being able to perform a scientific contribution, through original research, that broadens the frontiers of knowledge in this field, and that deserves the publication referenced at the national or international level.

It will be the mission of the Academic Committee of the Program (CAPD) to agree to the processing of the respective doctoral theses once the proposals are submitted in a timely manner (Regulation of Doctoral Studies of the ULPGC, article 8.2 on authorization and deposit of the thesis doctoral). To this end, the Academic Committee

establish objective criteria that will include, at least, the requirement that the doctoral student has produced, as first or main author, a scientific contribution (publications in journals, books or book chapters, patents or artistic works) of proven quality and that contributes to the support of the Doctoral Program, derived from the Doctoral Thesis, before its deposit.

Consequently, the doctoral student may enroll full-time or part-time.

For the latter modality, the condition of a part-time doctoral candidate granted, as the case may be, by the CAPD, will be an indispensable requirement. This condition must be requested each academic year to the CAPD, providing the supporting documents. Occupational, family or personal reasons will be taken into account for the status of part-time doctoral student. Occupational reasons will preferably include situations of a fixed or stable nature, temporary contracts prolonged in time, or other situations considered by the CAPD. Motives of a family or personal nature will include, among other situations, dependence, care of the elderly or disabled children and family with children of school age and situations of gender violence. Students with a degree of disability greater than 33%, if they request it and documentary justify the CAPD.

The change of registration modality may be requested in the common registration periods, conditioned to the favorable report of the CAPD.

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese (Portugal)


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