Portugal is attractive to students not only for the quality academic institutions, but also for the mild climate, rich history, welcoming atmosphere, interesting culture, and lower cost of living compared to other countries in the European Union.
Those wishing to pursue a PhD Portugal must first hold a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. PhD Portugal candidates will experience a rigorous curriculum that will include coursework, examinations and extensive research on the candidates’ topic of study. Research is typically conducted with guidance or under the supervision of a faculty member that also holds special interest in the topic. PhD Portugal candidates’ research should be original and will lead to a dissertation or thesis that makes a significant contribution to the discipline and is of publishable quality. Some areas of study for a PhD Portugal degree include the sciences, development studies, economics, computer science, engineering, and medicine.
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The purpose of PDGTR is to provide specialized training to develop in students the ability to contribute to the advancement of processes and treatment technologies and wa
Doctoral Programme in Management and Waste Treatment
The doctoral program in Management and Waste Treatment (PDGTR) consists of a curricular component and the elaboration of a thesis, a total of 180 ECTS, of which 110 are related to the dissertation and the 70 courses.
It is a teaching inter-research centers of the School of the University of Minho project (EEUM), involving the Territory Engineering Centers, Environment and Construction (C-TAC) of Mechanical and Materials Technologies (CT2M) Institute polymers and Composites (IPC) and Biological Engineering (CEB). The purpose of PDGTR is to provide specialized training to develop in students the ability to contribute to the advancement of processes and treatment technologies and waste recovery through creative and independent research. The structuring objective is to promote excellence and research in the field of treatment and recovery of waste, with emphasis on the search for new solutions and the corresponding design and modeling, the optimization of existing solutions and the most efficient operation of treatment facilities, as well as the integration of associated technologies, to reduce negative environmental impacts....
The PhD in Architecture, University of Porto Lusophone has as main objective the training of researchers and teachers in the area of Architecture. This proposal seeks t
Conditions of Entry
a) Holders of master's degree or equivalent in architecture or related fields b) Bachelor's degree holders, holders of a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by C. C .from SCAIT -ULHT and the DC-FCATI ULP; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by DC and the DC SCAIT the FCATI.
It is intended to capture a student profile: 1) interested in research on the integration of architecture in society, considering the areas that interact with it, particularly from the social point of view, cultural, technical and economic; 2) open to interdisciplinary knowledge; 3) committed to promote, in academic and or professional contexts, technological, social or cultural progress....
The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give Ph.D. students in agrobiotechnology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for developing an entrepreneurial atti
TropiKMan links natural and environmental sciences with management. The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give Ph.D. students in agrobiotechnology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for developing an entrepreneurial attitude, it also provides an opportunity for inventors, innovators and businesses to showcase their inventive and innovative ideas, projects and processes to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public. TropiKMan aims at bridging knowledge of several disciplines to tackle scientific problems in tropical regions with management perspective and train students with innovative and entrepreneurial attitudes. It is an opportunity for applicants to realize the potential commercial value of their knowledge, invention or innovation and contribute to the export and employment potential of the tropical regions....
The goal of our Ph.D. program is not only to give you a solid theoretical and methodological basis to develop your own research, but also to provide opportunities to part
You are now considering joining the Ph.D. program in Management at Nova SBE, one of the top 30 Business Schools in Europe (Financial Times) and the only Portuguese school to be awarded 5 Palmes by Eduniversal, thus receiving the title of ‘Universal Business School’.
By becoming a part of our school you will have the opportunity to be a part of a research center that has always been evaluated as excellent by external review committees. You will be able to share your ideas and insights with scholars from 25 nationalities that have published in the past years more than 82 papers in international journals, of which 37 were published in top journals, and whose research has captured the attention of several media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review or The Wall Street Journal....
Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our Ph.D. students to become highly qualified independent resea
Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our Ph.D. students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our Ph.D. graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. They are able to advance the frontier of research and provide evidence-based policy recommendations.
Nova SBE Ph.D. graduates systematically suit positions in competitive international academia and research institutions. Our students are also prepared to fill top positions in business companies, financial institutions, and governmental organizations.
By choosing our Ph.D. program, you become an important link in an exciting research environment. At Nova SBE, we promote the inclusion of our Ph.D. candidates in the research projects of our faculty, as we believe that the quality of our doctoral training and that of our research are intimately connected....
The MAP Doctoral Program in Computer Science consists of a first curricular year starting in the fall and divided into two semesters. The first semester features four cou
Doctoral Programme in Informatics MAP-i
The MAP Doctoral Program in Computer Science consists of a first curricular year starting in the fall and divided into two semesters. The first semester features four courses chosen in the foundations of the area of computing, programming paradigms and information technologies and a seminar on research methodologies which includes working visits to MAP associated research centers and laboratories. In the second semester, the students are offered a number of optional courses taught by professors from MAP universities and leading scientists from abroad. The graduate students are expected to take some credits in matters not directly related to their field of study....
AdvamTech is a PhD sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology), and it integrates all universities where scie
Doctoral Programme in Advanced Materials and Processing
AdvamTech is a PhD sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for the Science and Technology), and it integrates all universities where scientific research in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is performed, namely Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade do Porto and Universidade do Minho.
Seventy percent of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials. This percentage has been increasing since 1970 and is forecast to continue increasing steadily until 2030Æ Advanced Materials have been identified by the European Commission as one of the five Key Enabling Technologies....
The goal of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering is to train experts and researchers in the area of Materials Engineering, which are highly qualified and able
Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering
The goal of the Doctoral Programme in Materials Engineering is to train experts and researchers in the area of Materials Engineering, which are highly qualified and able to perform autonomous research, development, and innovation work in the academic or industrial environment.
The programme is organized according to the following principles:
To complete the training of master and 1st cycle degree holders in the areas of Sciences and Engineering, granting advanced training in emergent areas of Materials Engineering, namely regarding innovation and development of materials/products, technologies, and processes for new applications.
To develop research methodology and experimentation skills which allow the autonomous development (either individually or within a research team) of research and development (R&D) activities covering all aspects of the R6D process: revision of the state-of-the-art, project planning, selection and application of research methods and procedures, writing R&D results reports, etc.
Access to higher education
The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge.
Doctoral Programme in science and engineering of polymers and composites
The objective of the course is providing the relevant educational and scientific knowledge that will be required to: i) encourage students to develop, in an independent way, scientific work and deeply advanced research in the envisaged field, ii) provide students advanced knowledge in the field of science and engineering of polymers and composites, iii) deepen the knowledge acquired by students in previous cycle courses in order to provide them a better training and preparation to the active life, so they may contribute to the advancement of current knowledge in the science and engineering of polymers and composites through a research creative, critical and independent...
The Doctoral Programme is related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific articles.
1.1. General conditions:
According to nr. 1 of article 2 of UFP’s Doctoral’s Regulation nr. 306/2008, of the 9th of June, the following can apply to this cycle of studies:
1.1.1. Applicants with a master degree or legal equivalent;
1.1.2. Applicants with an undergraduate degree, that have scholarly or scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as bestowing capacity to complete this cycle of studies by the executive council of the Post-graduate Studies and Investigation School, from on now, designated as CEPI;
1.1.3. Applicants with a scholarly, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as bestowing capacity to complete this cycle of studies by CEPI
1.2. Specific conditions:
1.2.2. Doctoral programme in Ecology and Environmental Health: applicants must have a master degree in one of the following areas: Environment; Biology; Health Sciences or Chemistry.
University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
The School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, is a leading school in the fields of economics and management in Portugal with a long experience in teaching
The School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, is a leading school in the fields of Economics and Management in Portugal with a long experience in teaching and research in these fields. By enrolling in the Doctoral Programme, students benefit from the expertise and experience of this most distinguished research community.
The Doctoral Programme in Business and Management Studies started in 2006/2007. It is considered a success story, given the number of applicants, theses completed, and publications (journal papers and conference papers) based on research conducted during the programme.
The Business and Management Studies Doctoral Programme includes a one-year course work with a concentration in one of the following five fields of study:...
University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
The Ph.D. Programme in Economics is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework; the remaining semesters are devoted to the prep
The Ph.D. Programme is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework the remaining semesters are devoted to the preparation of the Ph.D. dissertation.
The selected cohorts of students that enroll the Programme each year receive training within a stimulating research environment. The Programme is hosted by the Center for Economics and Finance at the U. Porto (cef.up), the leading research unit of the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto (FEP-UP), which sponsors several courses and seminars over the academic year. Research papers are presented by visiting scholars, by Department faculty, and by graduate students. Seminar attendance is an integral part of the Ph.D. programme, as it provides students with knowledge about current research in their areas of interest, as well as an acquaintance with researchers in such areas. Presentation of their research results allows students to acquire key academic abilities and to obtain timely feedback from scholars and colleagues on their theses....
The Doctoral Program in Information Systems and Technologies Doctoral Program (PDTSI – http://pdtsi.dsi.uminho.pt) aims at training researchers that, in an autonomous way
Doctoral Programme in Information Systems and Technology
The Doctoral Program in Information Systems and Technologies(PDTSI – http://pdtsi.dsi.uminho.pt) aims at training researchers that, in an autonomous way, conduct R&D activities in the field of Information Systems and Technologies (TSI). This training is certified with the awarding of the title of Doctor.
The performed R&D activities focus on social and organizational phenomena related to the adoption and use of information technologies. PhD projects may result in technological or theoretical contributions relevant to organizational interventions aiming to enhance organizational development and well being, or to develop innovative computational platforms with the potential to transform organizational or social practices, interactions and relationships....
The Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design is a course in the association between the University of Minho and the University of Beira Interior, accredited by A3ES, and with
Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design
The Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design is a course in the association between the University of Minho and the University of Beira Interior, accredited by A3ES, and with the collaboration of professors from other Portuguese higher education institutions such as the FAULisboa and ESART.
The doctoral degree in Fashion Design aims to stimulate research and development in Fashion Design, focusing on innovation and transdisciplinary through various areas, including Fashion Design, Design, Materials and Technologies, Textile Design & Management and Drawing.
The 3rd studies cycle in Fashion Design integrates and follows the philosophy of the educational programs offered by the associated institutions, that starts with the 1st studies cycles in Fashion Design and Marketing (UM) and Fashion Design (UBI), followed by the 2nd studies cycles in Fashion Communication Design (UM), Design and Marketing (UM), Fashion Design (UBI) and Branding e Fashion Design (UBI-IADE)....
The main objective of the Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment is to create an integrated approach to this subject, covering phases of design, construction m
Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment
The built environment has evolved to frame and facilitate nearly all human activities. Simultaneously, its constant expansion has become more and more harmful to the natural environment.
The construction sector accounts for an estimated 40% of earth resources consumption and, therefore, has a crucial role to play in achieving sustainability. Urban development has special importance within the broader context of sustainability as well, while current trends predict that the number of urban dwellers will keep rising, reaching almost 5 billion by 2030 out of a world total of 8.1 billion.
The main objective of the doctoral programme is to create an integrated approach to this subject, covering phases of design, construction materials and technologies, service life evaluation and durability, rehabilitation, building comfort and use of energy, construction economics, and management, sustainable urban development and regeneration....