Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Introduction

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The Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro , based in Vila Real , better known as UTAD , is an institution oriented towards the creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, knowledge and science. Located in a developing region, it fosters entrepreneurship, in close relation with the community, its organisms, institutions and business fabric, deepens scientific knowledge, develops technology and promotes innovation, seeking to respond to global, national and regional problems and challenges .

Set in an eco-campus that is one of Europe's largest Botanical Gardens, it has modern facilities, libraries, laboratories, online services, sports facilities and offers multiple opportunities in the sports and cultural fields, accessible to its students, teachers and researchers and other workers, as well as the community at large.

It has Social Action Services that excel for excellence, allowing access to scholarships, modern university residences, canteens, restaurants, computer rooms, and support in the areas of medicine, psychology and nutrition. UTAD students are important assets in academic life.

The history of the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro ( UTAD ) begins to be drawn on June 6, 1973, when a proposal was mentioned that already mentioned the creation of the then Polytechnic Institute of Vila Real (IPVR) . Less than a year later, on March 2, 1974, the first installation commission of this Institute was inaugurated, and on December 2, 1975, the first year of the bachelor's degree in Plant Production, Animal Production and Forest Production .

On September 14, 1979, the IPVR was elevated to Instituto Universitário, adopting the designation of University Institute of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (I UTAD ). Less than 10 years later, in recognition of its intense activity in the fields of teaching and scientific and technological research, it was promoted to the category of University, on 22 March 1986. UTAD , Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro .

Although it is one of the youngest universities in the country, it has gained, in the national and international university panorama, an area recognized as an academic center of innovation and quality, with a strategic vision for the future that also contemplates the development of the region where it is integrated.

Concern about regional development has been mainly focused on the transfer of knowledge, in effect in the competitiveness and attractiveness of the territories, such as the Science and Technology Park "Regia Douro Park", and the Center for Excellence in Vine and Wine, but also in the creation of spaces for pre-incubation of companies, encouraging entrepreneurship and promoting links to the business world as a potential source of insertion of students in the labor market.

The strategic plan for the four-year period 2017-2021 has assumed an ambition to renew itself, to leverage all its resources and to reaffirm its role as reference institution and agent of territorial cohesion. But, also affirming itself as Eco-University, functioning in an eco-campus with exemplary environmental management, where can be observed species coming from the four corners of the world.

Students from more than 40 countries have a wide range of courses offered at four university-based schools - Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Life and Environmental Sciences - and a school of polytechnical nature - School of Health - as well as a wide range of quality infrastructures.

The educational offer includes the academic degree courses promoted and coordinated by the Schools, namely 32 first cycle, 3 integrated master's degree, 41 2nd cycle (master's degree) and 19 3rd cycle (doctorate). The Doctoral College, a transversal unit of education and research, assumes the coordination of teaching and research activities at doctoral level and advanced training, in close coordination with the Schools and research centers

UTAD also hosts six research centers and eight centers of research centers of the Universities of Aveiro, Beira Interior, Coimbra, Lisbon, Minho and Porto, recognized by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

WHAT DISTINGUISH US

  1. The first higher education institution in the interior of Northern Portugal;
  2. He was born as an agricultural polytechnic school in 1973 and grew up as a university, offering today about 100 undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees;
  3. It develops research and promotes the valorisation of knowledge and innovation, through research centers inserted in the national network and with extensive international connections;
  4. It cemented the relationship with the city of Vila Real and the whole region, becoming intensely involved in its development;
  5. It has transformed an old farm on a campus that is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe, where we can observe species from all corners of the world;
  6. It has modern facilities, libraries, laboratories, online services, sports equipment and offers multiple opportunities in the sports and cultural field;
  7. It is a learning ecosystem made up of multidisciplinary knowledge and a school that values ​​the relations of proximity between the more than 500 teachers and the 7000 students coming from Portugal and around 40 countries;
  8. You are in a safe city, with easy connections to the country and abroad, and with a high quality of life;
  9. It offers Social Action Services that excel for excellence, with modern university residences, canteens, restaurants, computer room, access to scholarships and support in the areas of medicine, psychology and nutrition;
  10. It works in network with the universities of Portugal, Europe and the World, integrating several consortiums and actively promoting projects in partnership.
This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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Programs

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Doctor of Education

Doctorate in Educational Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The course has a broadband character, being the specialization obtained in the doctoral thesis. Its main objective is the production of knowledge through the realization of original research in the area of ​​Educational Sciences, from a fundamental or applied perspective. [+]

The course has a broadband character, being the specialization obtained in the doctoral thesis.

Its main objective is the production of knowledge through the realization of original research in the area of ​​Educational Sciences, from a fundamental or applied perspective.

It also has the following objectives:

provide the continuity of the training offered up to now by the DEP at the level of the 1st and 2nd Cycle of training;promote critical reflection on the daily practice of educators / teachers at various levels and in the fields of education and teaching and other education professionals;identify, substantiate and disseminate good practice;stimulate cooperation between UTAD and other educational institutions in the region;promote national and international cooperation in the field of research in Educational Sciences... [-]

PhD

PhD in Computer Science

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The basic premise of doctoral study and, consequently, the PhD course in Informatics is the production of new knowledge through original research. [+]

The basic premise of doctoral study and, consequently, the PhD course in Informatics is the production of new knowledge through original research.

Underlying this premise are general objectives of this course:

To train PhDs in Computer Science, capable of producing theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of Computing and Information and Communication Technologies, generating and multiplying scientific investigations, adequate to society and the national and international academic environment;Provide doctoral students with the opportunity to improve or acquire skills and experience in face of the different dimensions of information technology, as well as the competence to develop high level research and stimulate scientific research;To contribute to the deepening of relations between Higher Education, Science and Innovation, in accordance with the objectives of the Science 2010 program.... [-]

PhD in Cultural Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

Objectives: - To provide doctoral students with a specific and up-to-date training in the area of ​​Cultural Studies based on contemporary theorizing; - promote a specialized training in Cultural Studies promoting inter, trans and multidisciplinary dialogue; - to contribute to the development of methodological skills of advanced level in the area of ​​Cultural Studies; - encourage the implementation of projects that promote a broader dissemination of research in culture. [+]

Goalsto provide doctoral students with specific and up-to-date training in the area of ​​Cultural Studies based on contemporary theorizing;promote a specialized training in Cultural Studies that promotes inter, trans and multidisciplinary dialogue;contribute to the development of methodological skills of advanced level in the area of ​​Cultural Studies;to encourage the realization of projects that foster the widespread diffusion of research in culture.

Schedule

Friday afternoon and Saturday morning

Duration

6 semesters (2 academic semesters and 4 semesters of academic thesis)

ECTS

180

Access Conditions

Access qualifications: general provisions

They can apply for the 3rd cycle of studies leading to the Doctor of Science degree in Culture:... [-]


PhD in Development, Societies and Territories

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

This course has as main objective to equip doctoral students with knowledge to design, implement and evaluate territorially differentiated solutions for intelligent, inclusive and sustainable development, capable of responding to the needs and expectations of diverse people, organizations and communities. [+]

This course has as main objective to equip doctoral students with knowledge to design, implement and evaluate territorially differentiated solutions for intelligent, inclusive and sustainable development, capable of responding to the needs and expectations of diverse people, organizations and communities.

It proposes an innovative approach combining:

interdisciplinary reading of reality;articulation of the local and regional scale with global changes; and c) co-creation of knowledge with the subjects of development.

Among the competences to be acquired in the scope of the PhD in Development, Societies and Territories are: - To increase knowledge and critical understanding of the diversity of socio-economic development models and their applicability in a territorial context; - To construct interdisciplinary interpretation and analysis frameworks of the problems and multidimensional solutions raised by the processes of development in the communities, organizations and territories, considering the articulation with the dynamics of global scale change, - Combining theoretical and methodological knowledge to conceive and carry out innovative research projects at the frontier of knowledge, relevant to the advancement of the state of the art in the field of the program and in responding to societal challenges, - building new knowledge and innovative public policies to meet local and regional challenges in the context of action research and on the basis of the participatory approach multi-actor and transdisciplinary co-creation of knowledge and experience - Communicate and argue the research rigorously and recognized by its peers and in a way understandable to the general public.... [-]


PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (or Electrical and Computer Engineering, EEC) is a research oriented program (research). Its purpose is to advance knowledge in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering and to equip students with exceptional ability to undertake advanced studies and original research. [+]

The Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (or Electrical and Computer Engineering, EEC) is a research oriented program (research). Its purpose is to advance knowledge in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering and to equip students with exceptional ability to undertake advanced studies and original research. The Ph.D. in EEC aims to empower students for a research career and / or teaching in industry, research institutions, universities and government. The program should also instill in each student a proficiency for innovation, manifesting a fundamental advancement of knowledge and enabling graduates to integrate in their education and experience the major challenges of the technological professions. The program focuses on cutting-edge technology issues that go beyond the limits of Computer Engineering, Robotics, Microelectronics, Signal Processing, and Digital Communications.... [-]


PhD in Emerging Technologies applied to Agroforestry Systems (TechAgro)

Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

Objectives - To train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge, capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies in agroforestry systems ... [+]

GoalsTo train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies in agroforestry systems.This course is based on a strong research component in areas in the priority areas of intervention of UTAD , and will work in close connection with a set of I projectsTo contribute to the deepening of relations between Higher Education, Science and Innovation, in accordance with the objectives of the Science 2010 - Operational Program for Science and Innovation.ScheduleWeekly Schedule: Monday to Friday TutorialAcademic Calendar: September to JuneDuration

2 semesters propaedeutics six semesters of research

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PhD in Language Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The 3rd cycle of studies leading to the PhD in Language Sciences has as main objective the reinforcement of the production capacity and internationalization of knowledge through the carrying out of original research, in a fundamental or applied perspective, and aims at providing candidates with competencies which enable them to develop original and independent research and the ability to transmit it. [+]

The 3rd cycle of studies leading to the PhD in Language Sciences has as main objective the reinforcement of the production capacity and internationalization of knowledge through the carrying out of original research, in a fundamental or applied perspective, and aims at providing candidates with competencies which enable them to develop original and independent research and the ability to transmit it.The course aims at the development of competences compatible with the internationally recommended standards for the 3rd cycle of Higher Education in the European space, summarized in the following points: Ability to systematically understand the scientific domain of Language Sciences;Skills, aptitudes and research methods associated with the scientific field;Ability to design, design, adapt and carry out a meaningful investigation respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;To carry out a significant set of original research work that contributes to the extension of knowledge frontiers, part of which deserves national or international dissemination in publications with peer evaluation.... [-]

PhD in Science and Technology Didactics

Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

Objectives: To ensure that students, in addition to mastering scientific theories, acquire a good knowledge and mastery of the methods most used in their area of ​​specialization (one of the specific didactics of Science and Technology) ... [+]

GoalsEnsure that students, in addition to mastering scientific theories, acquire a good knowledge and mastery of the methods most used in their area of ​​specialization (one of the specific didactics of Science and Technology).To familiarize the student with the research work, instruments and methods most used in his field of specialization (one of the specific Didactics of Science and Technology) and with the work done by research teams in the field of Science and Technology Didactics.Develop the ability to identify the essential elements of a complex process or situation, which will allow you to approach the object of study in your area of ​​expertise.To develop capacities and competences of scientific and / or technological production in the scope of Didactics of Sciences and Technology.... [-]

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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Address Quinta de Prados Vila Real
5000-801 Vila Real, Vila Real District, Portugal
Website https://www.utad.pt/