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Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies (PCCSDP)


  • Lecturer(s) or Responsible(s): Filipe Duarte Santos
  • Department Responsible: CCIAM
  • Data: September 18th, 2015 to July 21st, 2016
  • Deadline for Applications: June 30th, 2015
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Schedule: Friday, at 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Nº (min, max) Students: 20 (in average)
  • Location: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FC/UL)

Objectives

The PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies is a joint initiative between the University of Lisbon, the Technical University of Lisbon and New University of Lisbon. It had its first intake in the academic year 2009-2010. It is part of an interdisciplinary network focusing on the environmental and social sciences, and works in partnership with the University of East Anglia, UK, a leading international institution in these fields. It draws on the expertise of teachers and scientific researchers from the three state universities in Lisbon, all of whom have acknowledged records of academic publication in the areas of climate change and sustainable development.

The PhD is a three-year programme and includes an advanced interdisciplinary training coursecombining the physical, natural, social and human sciences in the first and second semesters. The target audience is diverse. It includes environmental, planning and energy professionals, amongst others, as well as students interested in pursuing an academic career.

Professors

Teaching Staff
Filipe Duarte Santos & Gil Penha Lopes (FC-UL)
João Ferrão (ICS-UL)
José Lima Santos (ISA-UL)
Júlia Seixas (FCT-UNL)
Luísa Schmidt (ICS-UL)
Maria José Roxo (FCSH-UNL)
Ricardo Aguiar (LNEG)
Rodrigo Oliveira (IST-UTL)
Rui Ferreira dos Santos (FCT/UNL)
Tim O’Riordan (East Anglia University)
Viriato Soromenho-Marques (FL-UL)

Directed to: The holders of the master degree or the legal equivalent in the fields of natural and physical sciences, engineering and social and human sciences.

General Plan

Study Plan

1st year – 1st semester

Curricular UnitsScientific Area (1)Duration (2)Working Hours (3)Contact Hours (4)ECTSObservations (5)
Science of Climate Change Environmental Sciences Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Economy,Regulation and Market Social Sciences Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Earth and Oceanic Systems Environmental Sciences Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Environmental Sociology and Communication Social Sciences Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Seminar of Science of Sustainability and Climate Change Environmental Sciences Semestral 112 28 TP 4 Mandatory
Area of Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences or Technology CA or CS Semestral 168 28 TP; 28OT 6 Optional

1st year – 2nd semester

Curricular UnitsScientific Area (1)Duration (2)Working Hours (3)Hours (4)ECTSObservations (5)
Climate
Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Environmental Science Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Climate
Change and Spatial Planning
Social Sciences Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Etics, Public
Policies and Environmental Diplomacy
Social Sciences Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Theories
and Practices of Sustainable Development
Environmental Science Semestral 140 28 TP; 14 OT 5 Mandatory
Seminar
about Energy and Climate Change
Environmental Science Semestral 112 28 TP 4 Mandatory
Area of Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences or Technology Environmental Science or Social Science Semestral 168 28 TP; 28OT 6 Optional


Funding

FCT - Fundação da Ciência e Tecnologia


Partners

Laboratório de Sistemas, Instrumentação e Modelação em Ciências e Tecnologias da Terra e do Espaço (SIM)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) (PIK)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO)
University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences (UEA)
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FL/UL)
Instituto de Ciências Sociais (ICS/UL)
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL)
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH/UNL)
Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA/UTL)
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UTL)


Fee

Tuition: €2.750/ year and can be paid in installments.


Contacts for Inscription

7th Edition of the PhD

Candidates: The holders of the master degree or the legal equivalent in the fields of natural and physical sciences, engineering and social and human sciences.

Program: between 3 and 4 years- includes an advanced interdisciplinary formation course between the physical, natural, social and human sciences in the first year that confers, if there is frequency with achievement, the right to the attribution of a Course Diploma.

Registration open: Between 12th of May and the 30th of June of 2015

Classes Start: 18th of September of 2015

Form of presentation of the applications:

a) Documents that evidence that the candidate gathers the habilitations required;

b) Updated CV;

c) Motivation letter;

d) Copy of the Passport;

e) Probative of the Payment fee (not refundable).

Fee: €50 fifty euros

National bank transfer :
NIB 0035 0368 0000 321 2230 07
International bank transfer:

PT50 0035 0368 0000 321 2230 07 BIC/SWIFT – CGDIPTPL

Selection and ranking criteria

The criteria for the 1st phase of selection and ranking of candidates, based on the candidate application (see mandatory documents in section 5.2) is based on: i) the excellence of the academic and professional record of the candidate (EAPR) and ii) the letter of motivation and the reference letter(s) (LMRL). While the first criteria (EAPR) weights 80% the second weights 20%. Both criteria are assessed in a scale 0-5 and each application needs to be assessed by at least 2 members from the Scientific Committee (SC). It is recommended that these 2 members are the PCCSDP Director and a member from the field of expertise of the applicant.
The first criteria “excellence of the candidate” (EAPR) is intended to be as most objective as possible. It will be calculated based on the following factors: i) the grade of the master or 5 year degree (“Licenciatura” before Bologna or equivalent), ii) the research curricula, iii) professional career and iv) other relevant competences and skills. The weighting, within EAPR criteria, will be 30% (i), 50% (ii), 10% (iii) and 10% (iv), respectively, and all scores will be from 0-5. While the grade score can be calculated through a direct proportion of the candidate grade related to maximum grade, the research curricula score will be calculated according the number of papers as first author (0.5 points/each) and co-author (0.25/each) and research events the candidate organized (0.3/each) or presented research results (oral presentation = 0.15/each and poster = 0.1/each) till the candidates reaches a maximum score of 5. The professional career (including coordination, innovation and participation in relevant projects) and other competences and skills factors are scored by each evaluator and an average is calculated for each factor. The final EAPR criteria score for each candidate is calculated multiplying the score per factor by its weight.
The second criteria (LMRL) is more subjective and values the confidence expressed by the applicant, the ability to express their motivation using positive and constructive “statements” while identifying real societal challenges that he is most familiar with or motivated to tackle during his/her PhD thesis. This criterion is also scored from 0-5. Both evaluators provide their scoring and an average is then calculated in order to achieve a LMRL score. After this a final score is calculated per candidate (EAPR + LMRL) all candidates are ranked. The top 30 candidates are selected for the 2nd phase which consist of a brief interview (20 to 30 minutes) by at least 2 members form the SC (normally the Director and an expert from the research field of the candidate) to assess better the candidate’s knowledge, skills and conditions to engage in a 3 years commitment. A Score from 0 to 20 is given by each evaluator, and an average is calculated. After evaluating all applications the SC meets and decides on the final ranking and selection of candidates that will enroll in the program.

The application must be sent by e-mail up to 5MB to the address: rcbrito@fc.ul.pt

rcbrito@fc.ul.pt