Doctoral Programmes

AgriChains - Doctoral Programme in Agricultural Production Chains - from fork to farm

CITAB coordinates the International Doctoral Programme Agricultural Production Chains – From Fork to Farm (AgriChains) since 2014, with a joint diploma granted by the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro and the University of Minho. The PhD programme is also supported by the Chemistry Centre of Vila Real, and teaching and training relies on the expertise and excellence of AgriChains international partners, the Polytechnic University of València (Spain) and Wageningen University (The Netherlands).

AgriChains covers issues related to the Agricultural production chains in order to assure competitiveness via the transfer of knowledge from high skilled and experienced teachers and researchers. The 4-year programme is aimed at highly motivated students, addressing studies that solve challenging questions regarding Agricultural production chain inputs. The training through research programme, tailored to meet the scientific interest of the students, is very flexible, with a strong laboratorial component driven by innovation and a strong link with companies.

The strong interdisciplinary and excellence of the different national and international institutions involved provide high quality advanced education in the Agro-Food sector in stimulating scientific and technological environments via high quality research projects, promoting entrepreneurship and the integration of qualified students in the job market. We strongly believe that this Doctoral Programme fills an educational gap at national level and will strengthen the national projection of the Portuguese institutions.

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Do*Mar - Doctoral Programme in Marine Science, Technology and Management

The Doctoral Programme in Marine Science, Technology and Management (Do*Mar) is offered by a consortium of Portuguese and Galician Universities and Research Institutes: Universities of Porto, Aveiro, Minho, Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela and Coruña, the Instituto Español de Oceanografia and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. The School of Biology of the St. Andrews University (Scotland), the Station Biologique de Roscoff of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France) and the Instituto de Oceanografia of the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) are associated members of the consortium.

Do*Mar has a duration of 3 years and has 4 curricular branches: i) Ocean Observation and Global Change; ii) Sustainable Use of Marine Resources; iii) Integrated Management of the Sea; and iv) Technological Progress, Engineering and Business Management. This Doctoral Programme requires a compulsory co-supervision by a professor or researcher at a Portuguese partner and at a non-Portuguese partner. Therefore, a mandatory mobility period and placement at a non-Portuguese institution is involved (minimum 6 months, maximum 24 months). Students that successfully complete the programme will receive a joint diploma issued by the Portuguese and Galician universities.

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