PhD Program in Sustainable Development in Guimarães in Portugal

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Sustainable Development

A PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of philosophy. This degree is a post graduate program delivered to a high level student researcher who has done deep research in a specific field or subject.

The term “sustainable development” refers to an academic concept not unlike economic development in that it involves the process of achieving development goals, but it differs in that it places a strong emphasis on development with regard to natural resources and ecological impact.

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Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Built Environment

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]