Doctoral Degree in

Sustainability
SCIENCE


REASOn | REsources, Food and Society

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THE CHALLENGE TO A NEW KNOWLEDGE

The challenges which society faces are complex and multidimensional, leading to new paradigms associated with sustainable development.

To be promoters of change, the 21st century professionals must be endowed with solid scientific knowledge and, most importantly, must hold the capacity to incorporate it in order to understand the interactions between global, natural, social and human systems, and how such interactions affect the sustainability contests.

Building this new scientific area requires assimilation of knowledge and mastery of tools that are seldom addressed by individual disciplines and scientific areas with an integrated approach. Today, disciplinary science deeply contributes to understand the function of the various pieces that make up our world but has gaps in understanding how these parts relate to each other.

The Universidade de Lisboa Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science addresses this challenge by offering: an innovative program which seeks interdisciplinarity, the application of science to real problems, and the integration of knowledge and innovation with the participation of society and citizens.

OBJECTIVES

The goal of this Doctoral Degree is to promote excellent and internationally competitive advanced training, transversely integrating solid and up-to-date knowledge for sustainable development.

The Study Cycle is oriented to provide human resources with tools to understand and respond to current and future challenges that are posed to sustainability and result from understanding the interactions between global, natural and social systems to create new solutions and innovative policies.

RESOURCES, FOOD AND SOCIETY (REASOn)

The Universidade de Lisboa's Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science focuses on the food production and consumption dimensions as the leading drivers of sustainability challenges.

It recognizes that understanding food systems and acting on the global food system are central instruments for sustainable development, requiring research on the interactions between ecology and socio-economy.

Considering this context, this programme was designed under the scope of the Food, Farming and Forestry College (F3).

A MODEL TO PRODUCE IMPACT

The required change to reach sustainability needs a responsive pedagogical model that is also attentive to the transition to new forms of skill acquisition and knowledge-building.

This Doctoral Degree is unique in the way it combines a truly multidisciplinary composition of its Faculty members with immersive education processes. Acquisition and integration of new knowledge is rooted in project team work, autonomous work and use of information and communication technologies, with Professor monitoring and supervision through multidisciplinary discussion and debates.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This programme is intended for students and professionals seeking to translate knowledge into tangible results and innovation.

Designed for successful professionals and for the best students who seek to turn knowledge into innovation and tangible results, with an academic background in any area of knowledge. This Study Cycle allows the development of doctoral thesis in university environment, in business/industry environment or – in an innovative typology in relation to the traditional 3rd cycle offer – in professional work context. The latter model offers the possibility of conducting a thesis on a scientific research question that is relevant to the exercise of the students' everyday professional activity and can be developed with or in the employer organization, exploring the double translation between practice and science.

STUDY PLAN


The programme opens with curricular units designed to deepen scientific skills, translating in a Doctoral Degree, with a duration of 2 semesters and a workload of 60 ECTS.

The curricular units are sequentially arranged according to their purpose of subject framing, thematic amplification and orientation for thesis.

The following three years are dedicated to the development of the doctoral thesis and include two seminar courses that ensure the continuity of interaction and knowledge exchange between students in each cohort, and between them and all professors associated. Seminars will further promote the participation of professionals from sectors related to the Doctoral Degree thematic fields and national and international renowned personalities, providing students a privileged contact with real organizational and business environments and with additional perspectives on the challenges addressed.

  Curricular Unit Scientific Field Coordination Duration ECTS
SUBJECT FRAMING Food Security and Global Dynamics CS José Sobral
Luís Goulão
1st Semester 3
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services LC José Lima Santos
Margarida Santos Reis
1st Semester 6
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Use of Resources - Water and Soil EC António Guerreiro de Brito
Rui Bessa
1st Semester 6
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Social Practices, Food and Health HEA Idalina Sardinha
Maria Henriques
1st Semester 6
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Sustainable Development Value Chains and Territories ENV Luís Moreno
Magda Fontes
1st Semester 6
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Seminars I ENV/EC/LC/SC/HUM/HEA Amélia Branco
Cecília Galvão
1st Semester 3
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Innovation and Entrepreneurship SC Luís Mira
Rita Almendra
2nd Semester 6
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Research Methods and Techniques: Laboratory Rotation ENV/EC/LC/SC/HUM/HEA Mónica Truninger
Paulo Morgado
2nd Semester 6
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Retreat HUM Margarida Tomé
Teresa Nunes
2nd Semester 6
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Optional CUs VAR 2nd Semester 12
  Curricular Unit Scientific Field Duration ECTS
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Thesis SUS 1st Semester 30
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Thesis SUS 2nd Semester 27
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Seminars II ENV/EC/LC/SC/HUM/HEA 2nd Semester 3
  Curricular Unit Scientific Field Duration ECTS
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Thesis SUS 1st Semester 30
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Thesis SUS 2nd Semester 27
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Seminars III ENV/EC/LC/SC/HUM/HEA 2nd Semester 3
  Curricular Unit Scientific Field Duration ECTS
UC DESENVOLVIMENTO DA TESE Thesis SUS 1st Semester 30
UC DESENVOLVIMENTO DA TESE Thesis SUS 2nd Semester 30

Legend:
ENV: Environmental Sciences; SC: Social Sciences; EC: Earth Sciences; LC: Life Sciences; HUM: Humanities; HEA: Health; SUS: Sustainability Sciences; ENV/EC/LC/SC/HUM/HEA: any scientific area from the Programme Study Cycle; VAR: Variable (any scientific area).

FACULTY MEMBERS


This Study Cycle engages 48 professors from 17 Faculties and Institutes of Universidade de Lisboa, ensuring the interdisciplinary mandatory to sustainability science. A truly multidisciplinary character is innovative, and can be seen in the shared responsibility between natural sciences and social sciences in the coordination, organization and teaching of each curricular unit, as well as in the co-supervision of theses by professors affiliated to Faculties/Institutes dedicated to different knowledge areas.

 

Amélia Branco

Amélia Branco

História Económica

Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Amélia Pilar Rauter

Amélia Pilar Rauter

Química Orgânica

Faculty of Sciences

Ana Delicado

Ana Delicado

Estudos Sociais da Ciência e Tecnologia

Institute of Social Sciences

Ana Isabel Lopes<

Ana Isabel Lopes

Medicina - Pediatria

Faculty of Medicine

Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos

Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos

Faculty of Fine Arts

António Guerreiro de Brito

António Guerreiro de Brito

Engenharia do Ambiente

School of Agriculture

Catarina Guerreiro

Catarina Sousa Guerreiro

Nutrição Clínica

Faculty of Medicine

Cecília Galvão

Cecília Galvão

Educação em Ciências

Institute of Education

Cristina Almeida

Cristina Almeida

Farmácia: Química e Microbiologia da Água

Faculty of Pharmacy

Cristina Branquinho

Cristina Branquinho

Ecologia e Ambiente

Faculty of Sciences

Fernando Afonso

Fernando Afonso

Patologia Geral e Aquacultura

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Idalina Dias Sardinha

Idalina Dias Sardinha

Sustentabilidade das Organizações

Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Jorge Maia Alves

Jorge Maia Alves

Energia e Ambiente

Faculty of Sciences

José Manuel Lima Santos

José Manuel Lima Santos

Economia do Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais

School of Agriculture

José Manuel Palma-Oliveira

José Manuel Palma-Oliveira

Psicologia do Ambiente

Faculty of Psychology

José Manuel Sobral

José Manuel Sobral

Antropologia e História

Institute of Social Sciences

José Saldanha Matos

José Saldanha Matos

Engenharia Civil

IST Técnico Lisboa

José Veríssimo

José Veríssimo

Marketing & Estratégia

Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Luís Goulão

Luís Goulão

Engenharia Agronómica

School of Agriculture

Professor

Luís Mira da Silva

Agricultura e Gestão

School of Agriculture

Luís Moreno

Luís Moreno

Geografia Humana

Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

Magda Fontes

Magda Fontes

Economia Agrária

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Manuel Coelho

Manuel Coelho

Economia dos Recursos Naturais e do Ambiente

Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Manuel Laranja

Manuel Laranja

Gestão e Politica e Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação

Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Manuela Abreu

Manuela Abreu

Engenharia Agronómica: Geoquímica Ambiental

School of Agriculture

Marco Neves

Marco Neves

Design

Faculty of Architecture

Margarida Gaspar de Matos

Margarida Gaspar de Matos

Promoção da Saúde

Faculty of Human Kinetics

Margarida Santos Reis

Margarida Santos Reis

Ecologia e Biosistemática

Faculty of Sciences

Margarida Tomé

Margarida Tomé

Engenharia Florestal

School of Agriculture

Maria Henriques Ribeiro

Maria Henriques Ribeiro

Ciências Farmacêuticas: Biotecnologia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Maria João Estorninho

Maria João Estorninho

Direito

Faculty of Law

Maria João Fraqueza

Maria João Fraqueza

Tecnologia e Segurança dos Alimentos

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Marta Vilar Rosales

Marta Vilar Rosales

Antropologia Social e Cultural

Institute of Social Sciences

Mónica Mendes

Mónica Mendes

Arte Multimédia

Faculty of Fine Arts

Monica Truninger

Monica Truninger

Sociologia

Institute of Social Sciences

Paulo Morgado

Paulo Morgado

Geografia: Planeamento Regional e Urbano

Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

Paulo Nicola

Paulo Nicola

Epidemiologia

Faculty of Medicine

Paulo Seixas

Paulo Seixas

Sociologia

Institute of Social and Political Sciences

Paulo Seixas

Patrícia Abrantes

Geografia - Gestão do Território

Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

Ricardo Teixeira

Ricardo Teixeira

Engenharia do Ambiente

IST Técnico Lisboa

Rita Almendra

Rita Almendra

Design

Faculty of Architecture

Rodrigo Oliveira

Rodrigo Oliveira

Gestão Integrada dos Recursos Hídricos

IST Técnico Lisboa

Rui Bessa

Rui Bessa

Ciências Veterinárias: Nutrição Animal

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Rute Saraiva

Rute Saraiva

Direito e Economia

Faculty of Law

Sara Amâncio

Sara Amâncio

Biologia

School of Agriculture

Suzana Ferreira Dias

Suzana Ferreira Dias

Engenharia Alimentar

School of Agriculture

Tiago Capela Lourenço

Tiago Capela Lourenço

Ciências do Ambiente

Faculty of Sciences

Teresa Nunes

Teresa Nunes

História Contemporânea

School of Arts and Humanities

Wanda Viegas

Wanda Viegas

Engenharia Agronómica: Genética

School of Agriculture

APPLICATIONS


APPLICATION TIMELINE

From March 8th to June 11th 2021

TUITION FEES

1st year: 2.750,00 EUR
2nd - 4th years: 1.750,00 EUR

CLASS SCHEDULE

Friday afternoon (2pm - 8pm) and Saturday morning (9am - 1pm)

LOCATION

Interdisciplinary Complex
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisbon (map)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Master's Degree, or legal equivalent, in any area of knowledge is required. Holders of a 'Licenciatura' Degree, or legal equivalent, and holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum especially relevant may also be eligible after curricular assessment by the Scientific Commission.

ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION

Completed online through the "Fenix Portal".

Access to Fenix

INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION


COORDINATION


Cecília Galvão

Cecília Galvão

(Coordinator)
Institute of Education (IE)

Wanda Viegas

Wanda Viegas

(Emerita Coordinator)
School of Agriculture (ISA)

Amélia Branco

Amélia Branco

Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG)

Luís Goulão

Luís Goulão

School of Agriculture (ISA)

SCIENTIFIC COMISSION


  • Amélia Branco | Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG)
  • Ana Alexandre Fernandes | Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP)
  • Ana Isabel Lopes | Faculty of Medicine (FM)
  • Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos | Faculty of Fine Arts (FBA)
  • Cecília Galvão | Institute of Education (IE)
  • João Paulo Martins | Faculty of Architecture (FA)
  • José Manuel Palma-Oliveira | Faculty of Psychology (FP)
  • Luís Goulão | School of Agriculture (ISA)
  • Luís Moreno | Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT)
  • Magda Fontes | Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV)
  • Margarida Gaspar de Matos | Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH)
  • Margarida Santos Reis | Faculty of Sciences (FC)
  • Maria Henriques | Faculty of Pharmacy (FF)
  • Maria João Estorninho | Faculty of Law (FD)
  • Mónica Truninger | Institute of Social Sciences (ICS)
  • Teresa Nunes | School of Arts and Humanities (FL)

 

ACCREDITATION BY A3ES


The doctoral degree in Sustainability Science was accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) on November 10th of 2017, with the number NCE/16/00058, for a period of 4 years, and registered by the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES) on December 22nd of 2017, with the number R/A- Cr115/2017.