The context of the program's training is international in scope, promoting collaborations between Europe and Latin America, contributing to the construction of the Ibero-American Education Space. The program will also promote training in research management, with special emphasis on applied research projects and development cooperation. Description: The International Doctoral Program in «Agriculture and Environment» provides students with advanced methodological tools for both basic and applied research. As a result of an agreement between the participating universities, these studies lead to obtaining the official title of Joint Doctor issued by the USC and the USAC, and which, therefore, is fully valid in the EU and Central America. The title constitutes the title of greatest academic success within our educational system. It is an interuniversity program, shared by specialists from different disciplines, who have extensive and recognized research activity. The participation of directors from different countries provides a global training.PresentationThe main objective of this doctoral program is the training of researchers with a solid scientific base in aspects related to agriculture, the environment, biodiversity, land uses and natural resources, environmental risks, etc., in the Ibero-American context. Qualified preparation in inventory, analysis and management methods and techniques will provide solutions to the challenges of sustainable management and production of territories with agricultural, forestry and conservation vocation, at the same time that they will contribute to the prevention of natural disasters.ProfileThe degrees that give access to this Doctorate Program without additional training are the following:Master's degrees from USC: Environment and Natural Resources, Agricultural and Forestry Research, Biodiversity and Conservation of the Natural Environment, Master's Degree in Agronomic Engineering, Master's Degree in Forestry Engineering.
USAC Masters: Local Environmental Management, Fruit Growing, Sustainable Soil and Water Management, and International Trade in Agricultural Products.In the case of being in possession of the Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA), or having obtained Research Proficiency, they must have completed it in doctoral programs related to agriculture or the environment.
For other master's degrees, the Academic Committee will report on the suitability of the same as access to the doctorate. Specific training supplements may be required for all students or for a group of them.
AdmissionCandidates must submit a doctoral thesis proposal. In the event that the Academic Committee requires it, a personal interview may be held with the candidate.
The evaluation criteria of the applications will be the following:Personal academic record: 10 points
Curriculum: 10 points
Thesis project proposal: 20 points
Others: 5 points.The Commission may also consider other aspects included in the objectives of the doctorate, such as knowledge in aspects of development cooperation management, or the impact of research in developing countries.
Likewise, it will be positively valued that the candidate belongs to the teaching body and is teaching at a university located in a developing country.