Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability in Europe

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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

A PhD in sustainability does not just focus on sustainability practices, but it teaches students to explore their own areas of interest. It is often a student and teacher based course with a focus that is decided upon by both. It often involves research and in-depth understanding of a specific area of sustainability.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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PhD in Environmental Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. [+]

PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. Currently, there is a consensus that a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex interactions between the socio-economic system and the vital planetary systems providing societies with ecosystems and natural services. The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the Environmental Studies doctoral program is the advancement of knowledge which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base for the strategy of making economic, social and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. The following scientific directions have been defined for the study program: - Socio-economic metabolism. - Natural services. - Relationships between health and environment. - Application of sociological and economic approaches aimed at addressing environmental issues and sustainable development. - Research topics applying environmental economics. - Socially urgent issues of public policy of sustainable development. - Legal aspects of relationships towards the environment. - Environmentally inspired topics from the perspective of philosophy, anthropology and history. - Indicators of the relationship between the environment and human activities. - Education for sustainable development. Students can come up with their own ideas for topics for doctoral training or may use topics provided by supervisors. The objective of the doctoral program Environmental Studies is to provide, in the above mentioned domains, the concept of sustainable development with support in the form of scientifically conducted research. An important aspect of the program is the interdisciplinary character of the defined research domains and the synergies among them. Although it is not the main goal of the study, we assume that the research outputs could be an important source of scientifically validated information for objective, relevant and qualified decision-making on environmental aspects of the economic and social development of the Czech Republic. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance examination includes: - Debate on the proposed topic for thesis. The project must be prepared together with a tutor and contain the proposal of the tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council (dissertation project - max. 12 points). - Examination of the knowledge of necessary basics in the natural sciences needed for the study of the environment and examination of knowledge in the social sciences, including economics (max. 4 points). - Examination on English language proficiency (max. 4 points). At the admission exam the applicants will present their proposals for doctoral training, focusing mainly on a) the current state of knowledge on the subject, b) the formulation of the research question/s or hypotheses, c) research methods, d) research timetable, e) possibilities of publication. The proposal may be further refined/elaborated in comparison with the version included within the submitted application, preferably in cooperation with the prospective supervisor who confirms his/her consent with the training of the applicant. Conditions for admission Admission conditions includes: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by 30.4.2017 at latest, including the following attachments: A brief professional biography; Documents certifying a completed higher-education studies at the masters level (applicants who complete their masters studies after the application deadline have to document the completion of their studies by 30.9.2017 at the latest); Proposal of a topic for doctoral training (description of the thesis topic, goals, methods, a list of most relevant sources, research timetable, explanation of the project relatioship to the environmental research topics). It is supposed, that the student will discuss the theme of the disertation beforehand so that the theme will conform to the research program of the training institution; Other documents worthy of attention (e.g. overview of applicant’s publications to date, proof of scientific practice at home or abroad, proof of English language exam, etc.). 2. Proof of completion of university studies in a master’s degree program. 3. Defence of the project of applicant's thesis (submitted as a part of the study application). 4. English language proficiency. 5. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. An applicant who will be awarded less than 10 points will not be admitted. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates of the program know the principles and methods of scientific work. Thanks to being trained in the research methodology of at least two subjects, they are capable of relatively greater insight into interdisciplinary-based problems and they are better equipped to resolve them, which we consider an important added value of the Environmental Studies program. The range of expertise of the Environmental Studies doctoral program graduates is determined by the interdisciplinary nature of the studies, which focuses on environmental issues and issues regarding the dynamics of the relationships between the society and natural systems. The basis for the graduates is the specialization they obtained in their undergraduate degrees of studies. This specialization is developed within the doctoral studies in such a way that the graduates eventually: acquire in-depth knowledge of the theoretical bases of the scientific areas, they are applying while writing their doctoral theses, know the broad context of the environmental issues their dissertation is focusing on, develop a deep understanding of the methodology of all scientific areas they are applying while working on their dissertations. This knowledge is considered an essential prerequisite for interdisciplinary dialogue and research. Graduates will be qualified for positions at academic institutions, even at universities abroad. Moreover, graduates are able to take the position of scientists in institutions fully focused on research and development in the broad area of subjects related to the environment and sustainable development, e.g. at various institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Examples of possible research areas include environmental economics, environmental sociology, the research and use of sustainability indicators etc. Furthermore, graduates can seek jobs in research institutions abroad. An extremely important outcome is the ability of graduates to hold decision-making positions in public administration, the business sphere and NGOs, where the work has impact on the environment. As for the public sector, this includes positions in central administrative bodies, especially ministries and their advisory expert or executive offices; positions in public administration at the regional or lower level. Jobs can also be possibly found in administrative bodies of the European Commission, the United Nations, the OECD and other multilateral international organizations. In the business sector graduates can find employment in companies, whose business has a direct impact on the environment. They can also find opportunities in companies and organizations providing expert services directly focused on the environment, such as land planning, planning for Territorial System of Ecological Stability, EIA, SEA, as well as more recently the Sustainability Impact Assessment. If interested, graduates will be able to take a job in the media, where they will be able to competently assess and present information on sustainable development and the environment. [-]

PhD in Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Norway Bodø Drammen Porsgrunn Rauland + 3 more

We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. [+]

Ph.D. in Ecology The Ph.D. programme in Ecology at USN is focused on correlations between diffrent environmental impacts. What does that mean? Researching correlations between different environmental impacts means that we look further into the relationship between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, both on individual species and ecosystem levels. We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. Environmental research in general, and especially national and international issues related to biodiversity and sustainable use of resources, is facing increasing challenges. The need for this research is growing all over the world and environmental research has relevance for many other disciplines. The doctoral programme in ecology focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation to meet these challenges. Within the doctoral programme in ecology, we have highly qualified and motivated academic staff with broad national and international network. This provides you with a great number of choices when selecting topics for research. [-]

PDEng in Smart Energy Buildings & Cities

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

SEB&C is a two-year (post-master) technological designer program. Roughly half of the program consists of post-master level education based on workshops related to entrepreneurship and to the technical disciplines relevant to the built environment (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, building physics and services and ICT). [+]

PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. PDEng in Smart Energy Buildings & Cities SEB&C is a two-year (post-master) technological designer program. Roughly half of the program consists of post-master level education based on workshops related to entrepreneurship and to the technical disciplines relevant to the built environment (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, building physics and services and ICT). Furthermore, this part of the program offers ample opportunity to develop professional skills. The other half of the program is dedicated to an individual design project in collaboration with a company. During this design project the trainee is supported by an advisor from the company and an advisor from the university. A business plan for implementation or marketing of the designed product or process is part of the final deliverables. The trainee receives a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng degree) after finishing the program successful. Smart Energy Buildings and Cities (SEB&C) The SEBC program trains excellent and highly motivated MSc graduates to become highly qualified technological designers. After the two year program our trainees are technological designers with a broad technological understanding of energy related disciplines in the built environment (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, building physics and services and ICT), who excel in their own discipline and who are able to work in multidisciplinary design teams, contribute to design issues outside their own core disciplines, integrate different technologies into new products and concepts, and who understand the commercial aspects of these innovative products and concepts. Smart Energy Buildings & Cities is part of the Stan Ackermans Institute. This institute has operated since mid-2006 on behalf of four universities in the Netherlands as the 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute CCTO Certification This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs. Admission and application Application is open to university graduates from the Netherlands and other countries. You will at least need a Master of Science degree or equivalent, preferably in the exact sciences. There will be an assessment and selection procedure before you can enter the PDEng program. The PDEng programs use strict selection criteria to ensure the required high quality. Excellent marks, motivation and a design-oriented attitude are vitally important. You should also have an excellent command of the English language. Selection You can apply by sending your letter of application with a complete curriculum vitae and at least two letters of recommendation (in English). Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with the selection committee of the relevant PDEng program. Each PDEng program has different starting dates, as well as its own specific admission requirements and selection procedure. The exact requirements and selection procedure for each program are listed on the program's website. Admission If you are selected for a PDEng program, you are appointed as a trainee for the duration of the program, up to two years. You are a member of the scientific staff and receive a salary in accordance with government regulations. Because you are a trainee, you do not have to pay a tuition fee. [-]

Programa Doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

O objectivo do PDGTR é proporcionar uma formação especializada que desenvolva nos estudantes a capacidade de contribuir para o avanço dos processos e tecnologias de tratamento e valorização de resíduos através da investigação criativa e autónoma. [+]

Programa Doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos O programa doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos (PDGTR) é constituído por uma parte curricular e pela elaboração de uma tese, perfazendo um total de 180 ECTS, dos quais 110 são relativos à dissertação e 70 a unidades curriculares. É um projeto de ensino inter-centros de investigação da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho (EEUM), envolvendo os Centros de Engenharia do Território, Ambiente e Construção (C-TAC), de Tecnologias Mecânicas e Materias (CT2M), Instituto de Polímeros e Compósitos (IPC) e de Engenharia Biológica (CEB). O objectivo do PDGTR é proporcionar uma formação especializada que desenvolva nos estudantes a capacidade de contribuir para o avanço dos processos e tecnologias de tratamento e valorização de resíduos através da investigação criativa e autónoma. O objectivo estruturante é promover a excelência e a investigação no domínio do tratamento e valorização de resíduos, com ênfase na procura de novas soluções e no correspondente projeto e modelação, na optimização de soluções já existentes e na exploração mais eficiente de instalações de tratamento, assim como na integração de tecnologias associadas, que permitam reduzir impactos ambientais negativos. Acesso a estudos superiores A conclusão deste curso de doutoramento permite a realização de atividade de investigação a nível de pós-doutoramento [-]

PhD In Environment

San Jorge University / Fundacion Universidad San Jorge
Campus September 2017 Spain Zaragoza

The doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies needed to successfully perform a solid research-oriented innovative strategies and new corrective and preventive generated impacts of environmental technologies Geston research activity. [+]

PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. The doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies needed to successfully perform a solid research-oriented innovative strategies and new corrective and preventive generated impacts of environmental technologies Geston research activity. These studies consist of a training period consisting of a master's degree or 60 credits included in one or more univesitarios master's degrees, according to the University training proposal. Once passed the appropriations related to their training in their personal itinerary established by the doctoral committee may initiate the research period and the preparation of the doctoral thesis. This PhD aims to train leading researchers in the field of environmental sustainability and is based on an official doctoral program in environment according to RD 99/2011 allows a holistic research from all aspects of the environment. Associates: Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC): Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (IPE) Institute of Coal Chemistry (ICB) Aula Dei Experimental Station (EEAD) Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory and Combustion Technology (LIFTEC) Catholic University of Portugal Carlos III Health Institute Université de Lorraine, Jean Lamour Institute Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering. University of Lleida ICRA Catalan Institute for Water Research Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA). Center for Research and Food Technology of Aragon (CITA) UNESCO Chair in the School of International Trade (ESCI-UPF) Lines of investigation The Doctoral Program offers doctoral research lines developed by the Institute of Environment at the University of San Jorge and collaborating entities, which are grouped in two main lines: Global change and sustainable development Health and sustainable food production Dirigido a: Given the multidisciplinary and cross-cutting nature of these studies, the PhD program is focused both recent graduates in the areas of science and engineering, as students graduate in others where environmental content, they want to start a career in the given field of environmental research. It is also aimed at young professionals who want to acquire a solid expertise in methodologies, strategies and innovative environmental technologies. Objectives: The general objectives of the training program leading to the official title of Doctor / Doctor San Jorge University are: Train researchers in the field of Environment. Develop in students the skills, abilities and attitudes of scientific research. The specific objectives of the training program leading to the official title of Doctor / Doctor San Jorge University are: Train students in the knowledge of the theoretical basis on which the scientific method and experimental research is based, as well as the use of the methodology and sources of information needed for scientific research in the field of Environment. Enable students to conceive, plan and implement a process of research in the area of ​​environment Encourage students their critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas. Train students for the dissemination of research results in the field of Environment. Develop in students the skills, abilities and attitudes of competent researcher, both from the scientific point of view and from the point of view of ethics. The doctoral program is based on the different lines of research conducted by recognized by the Government Consolidated Group of Applied Research of Aragon, GIMACES University San Jorge and lines of different research groups contributed by the collaborating entities The research teams Doctoral Program Environment are: Global Change and Sustainable Development. Health and Sustainable Food Production Normative 1. ACCESS. a) In general, you must be in possession of the Spanish official degree, or equivalent, and Master. b) also can access those who are in any of the following cases: Being in possession of a Spanish official university degree or another member country of the European Higher Education Area, which enable access to the Master in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in all official university studies, of which at least 60, there will be Master level. Being in possession of a Spanish official title of graduate or graduate whose duration, in accordance with rules of Community law, is at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must take mandatory training complements Article 7.2 of this standard, unless the curriculum of the corresponding undergraduate degree includes credits of research training, equivalent educational value to credit research from concerns Master studies. Graduates who, after obtaining a place in training in the corresponding test access to places of specialized medical training, have passed with positive evaluation at least two years of training in a program to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences. Being in possession of a diploma obtained in accordance with foreign education systems without their approval, after verification by the university that it accredits a level equivalent to the Spanish official title of Master and entitling the issuing country training qualification for admission to doctoral studies. This admission does not imply in any case the approval of the previous title in possession of the applicant or its recognition for purposes other than access to doctoral programs. Being in possession of another Spanish PhD degree obtained under previous university ordinations. 2. ELIGIBILITY The universities, through the Academic Committees Article 8.3 of Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January referred to may establish additional requirements and criteria for selection and admission of students to a specific doctoral program. Admission to Doctoral Programs may include requiring specific training supplements. [-]

PhD in Environmental Science

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The key aim of the study is a detailed analysis of current state of the environment, identification of principal pollutants, their dynamics, transport processes, and transformation among the various environmental compartments. [+]

The programme reflects a general public demand to understand and analyze mechanisms of adverse changes to the environment and find ways to mitigate them. The key aim of the study is a detailed analysis of current state of the environment, identification of principal pollutants, their dynamics, transport processes, and transformation among the various environmental compartments. An important aspect of the study is identification of biotic and abiotic processes, phenomena, species, and/or their groups (and their combinations) which may through the mediation of their state, behaviour or a certain mechanism assist in early recognition of an unwilling disruption of a given environmental system (air, water, soil, biota ...). During the study period the graduate will acquire the necessary attitudes towards a creative independent and/or team work based on a general scientific method. The applicant is ready to creatively and at a high level of expertise solve complex and complicated problems of the basic and applied science. He/she will acquire a deep experience in lab and/or field work and will be ready to plan scientific projects. He/she will have to use appropriate statistical/graphical techniques and publish the results obtained in renowned scientific journals. The study program is intended to prepare an individual to a carrier of a scientist acting in the field of applied or basic science or a highly skilled environmental management expert meeting the demanding needs of the private, non-profit or governmental sector. The main focus of the PhD programme is a PhD dissertation. To meet the criteria of the programme the applicant has to expect to attend supportive courses and pass appropriate exams. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study Information on the exercise of graduates A Ph.D. graduate in Environmental Science is educated to solve problems of applied and basic environmental research in a creative manner and with high expertise. He/she is able to recognize processes leading to changes in the biophysical environment, to analyze causes of these changes and assess the related effects. On the basis of this knowledge, the Ph.D. graduate is ready to provide methods aimed at improvements to the environment as well as to the social, health, and economic conditions of human society. The graduate is experienced in field and laboratory work, is able to formulate research hypotheses, perform conceptual work leading to project proposals, handle research data, use appropriate statistical and/or graphical methods and publish the results obtained. [-]

PhD in Ecology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Ph.D. programme in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects, and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. [+]

PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects with predominantly biotic interactions have priority over the study of abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, study of ecosystems. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates The Ph.D. programme in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects, and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. A graduate of this programme will have mastered topical methods of the field, be able to publish her/his work in quality international journals, and to teach in university courses. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Built Environment

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

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 materials and technologies, service life evaluation and durability, rehabilitation, building comfort and use of energy, construction economics and management, sustainable urban development and regeneration.Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment [+]

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. iDiSBE aims at providing a high level specialized advanced education in order to develop in the doctoral candidates the ability to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of sustainable built environment, through creative and autonomous investigation. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements The minimum requirements for applying to International Doctorate in Sustainable Built Environment are as follows: A Master Degree with a minimum grade of B- in the ECTS grading scale (at least a score of 70%), from a field in the scope of the EMDiSBE programme. A fluent communication in English is required. Students from non-English speaking countries are required to have one of the following certificates: TOEFL certificate paper based (minimum score 525), TOEFL certificate internet based (minimum score 72), IELTS certificate (academic version, minimum score 6.5) or other recognized English language proficiency certificate. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

PhD Environment and Society

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by an oral examination and final thesis. [+]

PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. PhD Environment and Society A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by an oral examination and final thesis. This research theme focuses on the expertise developed within the School of Geography's Environment and Society research theme. Research by members of this theme focuses on topics at the environment-society interface in various geographical contexts and scales. Work in this research theme has been focused on four key areas: Sustainable Rural and Urban Land Management Farming, Food and Forestry The Sustainable Use and Management of Water Health and Environment Theme members act as advisors to UK Government agencies, international agencies and development organisations and play leading roles in professional bodies (eg. SiLC and Geological Society) and learned societies (eg. RGS IBG). Postgraduate students are strongly integrated into our research, contributing across all areas of activity and reflecting the international scope of our work. You will be allocated at least two supervisors - at least one of whom is identified prior to admission. We make every effort to match applicants to staff on the basis of their research interests, and regular reviews are held to ensure smooth progress of your research work. Facilities School facilities You will be provided with your own desk space and laptop, and have access to the wider University computing and library facilities. Photocopying and telephone facilities are also provided. The school also has a number of specialised facilities. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks all of the major geography publications and journals. Our library facilities open long hours and include areas for group work, individual and silent study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Research support Research seminars Postgraduates are integrated into the research community of the school through participation in research seminars given by visiting speakers, and research workshops given by members of the school. A vibrant seminar series encourages postgraduates to share current research findings and develop new agendas with support from academic colleagues. Funding support Students are provided with a minimum annual support grant of £500 and encouraged to apply for further school and University funding, for example, for conference attendance. Teaching opportunities Second and third year research students are encouraged to act as academic tutors, generally to first year undergraduates. This provides valuable training for a future career in academic life, as well as an excellent opportunity to develop a range of presentation and organisational skills. Students who undertake tutoring receive training in communication and teaching skills. There are also opportunities to gain teaching experience by demonstrating on a number of undergraduate modules. Student Services Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience and form part of a comprehensive network of services at the University designed to support you throughout your studies, including academic and disability support, counselling, financial support, and childcare services. International Office Our International Office is dedicated to the needs of our international and EU students. The International Office will ensure you have all the information you need to live and study at Nottingham and offers a Welcome Programme just before the start of the academic year. Centre for English Language Education The University's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high-quality preparation and English language support before and during your studies, as well as providing a social programme for its students. Students' Union The Students' Union is an important source of support with their own Student Advice Centre. Researcher Development Programme Working closely with academic schools, the Graduate School's dedicated training team contribute to faculty specific and doctoral training programmes. They also deliver core training in line with the standards set out by the UK's major research funders through their Researcher Development Programme. This means that as well as helping you to develop your research skills, you will have opportunities spanning communication skills, careers, time management, and entrepreneurship - and the chance to meet and work alongside researchers from other disciplines. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* Our postgraduate students are sought after by a diverse range of employers. Recent postgraduates have gone on to work in scientific consultancy, environmental management, retail, the charity sector, transport and logistics, and local government. * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: presentations and drop-in sessions with employers one-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers careers events held each academic year a specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates Once you are a student with us, and even after you graduate, you will have access to our service for life. Flexible paid placements Postgraduate Placements Nottingham offers flexible paid placements with a range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. These placements are open to all postgraduates and are designed to fit in with your studies and give you the opportunity to learn transferable skills, improve your CV and enhance your employment prospects during your postgraduate studies. [-]

International Ph.D. in Management - Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa L'Aquila + 1 more

The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". [+]

Written Exam: May 25, 2015 (EU citizens)
 Assessment of the Titles: June 3, 2015 (EU and NON-EU citizens) 
Interview: June 8, 2015 (EU citizens) The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". Ph.D. students from both of them will follow the same lectures in Pisa for the first year. Students within the curriculum in "Change and Complexity Management" will follow the second year courses in L'Aquila. The curriculum in Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare deals with the most important management topics which characterize current research activities. Particular emphasis is given to: the management of innovation processes and the international competitiveness of firms, institutions, as well as local, regional and national systems; the management of sustainability in public institutions, private companies and wide territory areas specifically focusing on environment policies, renewable energy sources development, and quality evaluation of food and tourism industry chain; the management of healthcare, meant as the development of models and tools for governance, in order to support the subjects involved in the healthcare system in the process of management and innovation of social welfare assistance and performance evaluation. The curriculum in Change and Complexity Management focuses on two main topics: disaster management and smart communities. These topics are both characterized by a wide complexity because of the high number of actors involved and the relevant effects that a good or wrong management can produce on society. A specific attention to leadership methods will be given in the “disaster management” course, while lessons on “smart communities” will move into methods of networking, participation and cooperation. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. [+]

PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. In addition to the fellowships provided for in the call for admission, BV TECH S.p.A. funds a three-year fellowship within the framework of the Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability – research area: International Law, Agricultural Law. The candidate shall focus his/her research project on the topic of “National Security, Defense and Cyber Warfare: Critical Infrastructures Protection from Cyber Threats in Italy and Its wide Strategic and Political Implications in the International Arena.” The research should address the theme of the cyberspace as fifth dimension of conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with particular focus on the Italian national defense and security strategies. By taking in due account the initiatives promoted by other members of the International Community in the field of cyber-security, the research should examine the strategic implications generated by the policies and measures adopted by Italy in order to prevent, protect and respond to cyber attacks against national critical infrastructure. The study should also investigate the role played, or that might be played, by the private sector to countering cyber threats. The research should result in the definition of a set of recommendations aimed at designing and building an integrated and coherent Italian national cyber defence and security model. Course Description The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. The Programme consists in the following curricula (Research Areas): International Law, Agricultural Law International, European, and Sub-national Political Economy Political Philosophy, Political Science (International Relations) Within the framework of the Ph.D. programme mandatory attendance of lectures, research activities, possibilities for summer schools and periods abroad "coexist" in a harmonized and balanced way. Furthermore, through the established inter-library loan service initiative, students, once they have their supervisoràs signature, can order all the articles and books they need for their research--in case they are not available at the university"s library. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna provides three scholarships for non-EU citizens and four scholarships for Italian and EU ones. Additionally, students have all the meals for free at the university's canteen. Non-EU candidates may submit applications in Italian or English. In case their mother tongue is not English they have to provide certain language certificates, but a language waiver might be considered in case they completed a substantial part of their study in English. The prospective students should have at least a MSc Degree or equivalent title. The research proposal, which is part of the application package is very important. The selected topic should fall within the four general areas that were mentioned above. The structure of the proposal is comprised of: title of research, why it is important to undertake this research, short overview of the state of art of this issue, scientific premises, research objectives, methodologies that shall be used, brief timetable of activities that shall be undertaken during this three-year course of study and bibliography. There are no page limits, but in general the research proposals are made of around 3.000 words. Last, in case you are not Italian, here is our friendly advice "once you receive the admission letter start studying Italian intensively. Although your research activities shall be in English, there will be many classes and trainings in Italian. [-]

PhD in Development Studies

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. [+]

PhD in Development Studies

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. The course has emerged in response to the changes in recent decades that have brought Development Studies to the fore in current debates, both in the academies and in the area of economic, social and environmental policy.

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The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers, which have been classified by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) as very good or excellent, provide important support for students in this program.... [-]


Environmental Management

South East European University
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Macedonia Tetovo

The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research... [+]

PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research; Career With the completion of PhD studies students acquire 180 ECTS. Their knowledge and skills can be effectively applied in the field of Environmental Management for research purposes. Also, may find employment in Institutions for environmental protection where they can apply their acquired knowledge into practice. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding Shows a systematic understanding of the research field and excellent knowledge of research methods and skills within that field according to the highest international standards; Advanced knowledge of the effects of natural processes that take place in the environment; Advanced environmental topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, air pollution; Advanced knowledge on the importance of effective actions to protect and improve the environment. Applying knowledge and understanding Demonstrates ability to interpret, design, apply and adapt essential research subject with scientific integrity; Gives a contribution through original research that transcend the existing boundaries of knowledge, developing new knowledge, in the level of national and international reviewed publications; Knowledge of the environmental, economic and educational processes; Follow-up of scientific world trends. Making judgement Ability for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, competency assessment; Ability to independently initiate and participate in national and international research networks and events with research integrity; Ability to independently initiate research and development projects that will generate new knowledge and skills for the research field development; Knowledge of advance concepts, strategies and possibilities of their application in solving certain problems in the field of environmental management; Understanding the mutual relationship between the society and the environment. Skills in collection, preparation, analysis and display of environmental data necessary for its management. Communication skills Communication with colleagues, the wider academic community and society within his/her area of ​​expertise; The skills that will be acquired through these programs can be divided into action skills (intellectual and transferable) and technical skills (practical and knowledge-based); According to the selected program, learning outcomes that students will obtain can be grouped as follows; Learning skills It is expected to be capable to promote him/herself in academic and professional frameworks and in technological, social or cultural development in a society based on knowledge; Formulate appropriate questions that will lead to successful study and research, Define such fundamental concepts as environment, society, development and technology, and application of local, national and global experience. Develop hypotheses based on balanced information, critical analysis and careful synthesis, and test them against new information, and personal experience and beliefs. List of courses Semester 1 Research Methodology (10.0 ECTS) Environmental Law (10.0 ECTS) Institutional Position and Cooperation in the Environmental Field (10.0 ECTS) Semester 2 Advanced Concepts in Information Systems (10.0 ECTS) Elective course 1 (10.0 ECTS) Elective course 2 (10.0 ECTS) Semester 3 Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report I (10.0 ECTS) Preparation and submission of the application for the topic of doctoral dissertation - research (20.0 ECTS) Semester 4 Researching and organizing a workshop for research practice (10.0 ECTS) Publications (20.0 ECTS) Semester 5 Presentation of Research Results (20.0 ECTS) Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report II (10.0 ECTS) Semester 6 Doctoral Thesis (30.0 ECTS) [-]

PhD in Ecology and Environmental Health

University Fernando Pessoa
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Porto

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. [+]

Degree / Duration / ECTS 3rd (Doctorate) / 3 years (1 year: curricular plan; 2 years: thesis preparation) Coordination: Prof. Nelson Barros (nelson@ufp.edu.pt) 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. Admissions Conditions 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 an 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 counsel 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. Study plan 1st year, 1st Semester Environment and Human Health Epidemiology Statistical Methods and Experimental Planning Dissertation Project I Research Seminar I Toxicology 1st year, 2nd Semester Ecology and Human Health Research Seminar II Dissertation Project II 2nd and 3rd years Thesis preparation [-]

Doctor of Science

University of Nova Gorica
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Slovenia Nova Gorica

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PhD Programs in Sustainability in Europe 2017. The doctoral study programme ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES lasts three years and represents the transformation of existent direct doctoral programme, which was offered at the University of Nova Gorica since the academic year 1995/1996. Successfully completed study programme leads to the title “ Doktor znanosti” (equivalent to Doctor of Science). The courses are held in English language. Admission requirements To qualify for entry into the graduate program Environmental Sciences , applicants must satisfy the following admission requirements: have completed a 2nd cycle master’s study preogramme; have completed at least a four-year academic undergraduate programme accredited with 240 ECTS credits; have completed a uniform five year master’s study programme accredited with 300 ECTS credits; have completed a specialization after previously finished professional study programme, and had passed additional study obligations within 30 to 60 ECTS credit points; have completed an equivalent program abroad; If the number of applicants exceeds the 20 available slots, they are selected based on previous academic achievement. Educational and professional goals Protection of the environment demands an explicitly multidisciplinary approach and therefore adequately educated and trained experts are needed in the areas of environmental research, technology, conservation, management and policy development. One of the crucial problems in solving the environment issues is the lack of experts with appropriate multidisciplinary knowledge, who could successfully link together the experts with distinctive knowledge in natural and technical sciences on one side and the managers, lawyers and similar professionals on the other side. Therefore similar study programmes on undergraduate and also on graduate level are common worldwide. For this reason the main objective of this study programme is education of top experts with the multidisciplinary knowledge in the fields of environmental sciences. The study programme consists of the compulsory seminar, which introduces the student into the area of his specialization, elective courses on atmospheric, aquatic or soil science, and elaboration of doctoral thesis. The thesis is tightly linked to intensive and high quality research during which various environmental phenomena and concrete problems can be investigated. The main focus is on topics such as the development and improvement of technologies for reduction of environmental pollution, the development and application of new technologies and methods for detection and monitoring of pollutants in the environment, ecotoxicology, renewable energy and other resources, and sustainable development. [-]