Academic Degree
Doctorate
General Objectives
The purpose of this course is to provide doctoral students with the knowledge to design, implement and evaluate territorially differentiated solutions for intelligent, inclusive and sustainable development, capable of responding to the needs and expectations of different people, organisations and communities. It proposes an innovative approach, combining: a) an interdisciplinary reading of reality; b) the link between the local and regional spheres and global changes; and c) the joint creation of knowledge with the subjects of development.
The skills to be acquired within the studies for the PhD in Development, Societies and Territories include:
- Expanding knowledge and critical understanding of the diversity of socio-economic development models and their applicability in a territorial context;
- Constructing references for interdisciplinary interpretation and analysis of the problems and multidimensional solutions raised by the development processes in the communities, organisations and territories, taking into account the linkage with the dynamics of global change;
- Combining theoretical and methodological knowledge to design 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 programme and in response to societal challenges;
- Building new knowledge and innovative public policies to overcome local and regional challenges, in the context of action research and based on multi-stakeholder participatory approach and cross-disciplinary co-creation of knowledge and experience;
- Communicating and arguing the research in a thorough manner that is recognised by peers and understandable to the general public.
CNAEF Classification
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(310) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Duration
3 years, 6 semesters
ECTS
180
Other Information
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DGES Code
5932
Resolution Date
09-06-2016
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
14-07-2016
Accreditation Validity
09-06-2022