The importance of the sustainable use of natural resources by society, and in particular of the land, and the development of efficient land management instruments as well as the design of territorial development strategies that allow conserving natural resources and Ecosystem functions require research to advance in the development of better instruments, techniques, theories and models.PresentationResearch training is a key element to lead the research vocation and advance in the knowledge and development of applied results by the students who completed their master's degree training in the different disciplines that study the territory. It is in this area where the word partnership takes on special relevance. If territorial development is largely conditioned by the capacity of the different agents and scales to cooperate and take advantage of existing synergies, this becomes a key element that inspires and justifies this doctoral program.
Research, proactive innovation and action must go hand in hand in this area so that the processes of reflection, learning and discovery represent in themselves engines of change and territorial adaptation. It is necessary to go beyond watertight and "pure" programs in order, through hybridization with the field of development and execution, to favor their transdisciplinarity, social and economic feedback and their permeability. It is in this way that new paradigms for the management and distribution of territorial resources can be outlined.
Given that there is no academic and research offer of this nature at the regional and national level, it is an innovative offer on a European scale, and it is an opportunity to offer a postgraduate program that allows research in cutting-edge areas of knowledge with a interdisciplinary approach, as well as innovating in the search for solutions to the problems of land management as a resource, land use planning and territorial management at different scales, from the plot to large regions such as the European Union, as well as to attract researchers from the rest of the state, Europeans and the rest of the world.ProfileWithout training supplements:Master in Sustainable Land and Territory Management offered by USC
Maestrazgo em Extensão Rural offered by the Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil).
Students with the DEA degree obtained through the Engineering Program for Rural Development of the Department of Agroforestry Engineering of the USC.Other profiles:
In the case of other types of profiles different from the previous ones, the Academic Committee will evaluate each case individually. The possibility of requiring training complements (maximum up to 15 ECTS) will be considered.
In the case of other profiles that have not completed a Master's degree, a training equivalency in research credits will be required, equal to at least those of the master's degree that gives direct access, which will be 60 ECTS.
AdmissionThe doctoral student will present a research proposal to the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program in which the objectives, justification of the assignment to the line of research, methodology, expected results and resources necessary for its preparation, as well as their curriculum and files are described. academic degrees of the titles provided.
The Academic Committee will assess the affinity of the candidate and the proposal with the profile of the program, as well as the viability and scientific interest. The Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program may request the candidate the necessary complementary documentation and will assess the candidates, issuing a reasoned affinity report and determining which are the accepted and rejected candidates. The criteria and evaluation of the merits will be the following:Curriculum (up to 10 points)
Personal academic record (up to 10 points)
Research proposal (up to 20 points)In the event that the Academic Committee so requires, it may carry out a personal interview with the candidate, in order to provide more information about their previous training, or to determine possible supplementary training needs.
In this process, the procedures established by the University of Santiago de Compostela will be followed to guarantee the principles of equal opportunities and transparency. The Academic Committee will ensure the care of people with disabilities, by providing the necessary means and by adapting the procedures - particularly with regard to mobility or communication - so that they can effectively enjoy the same opportunities.