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 Duration ECTS
SUBJECT FRAMING Food Security and Global Dynamics CS 1st Semester 3
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Social Practices, Food and Health HEA 1st Semester 6
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services LC 1st Semester 6
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Use of Resources - Water and Soil EC 1st Semester 6
THEMATIC AMPLIFICATION Sustainable Development Value Chains and Territories ENV 1st Semester 6
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Seminars I ENV/EC/LC/SC/HUM/HEA 1st Semester 3
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Innovation and Entrepreneurship SC 2nd Semester 6
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Research Methods and Techniques: Laboratory Rotation ENV/EC/LC/SC/HUM/HEA 2nd Semester 6
ORIENTATION FOR THESIS Retreat HUM 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 42 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

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão

Amélia Pilar Rauter

Amélia Pilar Rauter

Química Orgânica

Faculdade de Ciências

Ana Isabel Lopes<

Ana Isabel Lopes

Medicina - Pediatria

Faculdade de Medicina

Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos

Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos

Faculdade de Belas-Artes

António Guerreiro de Brito

António Guerreiro de Brito

Engª do Ambiente

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Cecília Galvão

Cecília Galvão

Educação em Ciências

Instituto de Educação

Cristina Almeida

Cristina Almeida

Farmácia: Química e Microbiologia da Água

Faculdade de Farmácia

Cristina Branquinho

Cristina Branquinho

Ecologia e Ambiente

Faculdade de Ciências

Domingos Soares Farinho

Domingos Soares Farinho

Direito

Faculdade de Direito

Dulce Freire

Dulce Freire

História

Instituto de Ciências Sociais

Idalina Dias Sardinha

Idalina Dias Sardinha

Sustentabilidade das Organizações

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão

Isabel Mendes

Isabel Mendes

Economia

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão

João Paulo Martins

João Paulo Martins

Arquitetura

Faculdade de Arquitetura

José Manuel Lima Santos

José Manuel Lima Santos

Economia do Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

José Manuel Palma-Oliveira

José Manuel Palma-Oliveira

Psicologia do Ambiente

Faculdade de Psicologia

José Saldanha Matos

José Saldanha Matos

Engª Civil

Instituto Superior Técnico

José Veríssimo

José Veríssimo

Marketing & Estratégia

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão

Luís Goulão

Luís Goulão

Eng.ª Agronómica

LEAF / Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Professor

Luís Mira da Silva

Agricultura e Gestão

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Luís Moreno

Luís Moreno

Geografia Humana

Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do território

Luís Ribeiro

Luís Ribeiro

Engª de Minas

Instituto Superior Técnico

Magda Fontes

Magda Fontes

Economia Agrária

Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária

Manuel Laranja

Manuel Laranja

Gestão e Politica e Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão

Manuela Abreu

Manuela Abreu

Engª Agronómica: Geoquímica Ambiental

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Margarida Gaspar de Matos

Margarida Gaspar de Matos

Promoção da Saúde

Faculdade de Motricidade Humana

Margarida Santos Reis

Margarida Santos Reis

Ecologia e Biosistemática

Faculdade de Ciências

Margarida Tomé

Margarida Tomé

Engª Florestal

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Maria Henriques Ribeiro

Maria Henriques Ribeiro

Ciências Farmacêuticas: Biotecnologia

Faculdade de Farmácia

Maria João Estorninho

Maria João Estorninho

Direito

Faculdade de Direito

Marta Vilar Rosales

Marta Vilar Rosales

Antropologia Social e Cultural

Instituto de Ciências Sociais

Mónica Mendes

Mónica Mendes

Arte Multimédia

Faculdade de Belas-Artes

Monica Truninger

Monica Truninger

Sociologia

Instituto de Ciências Sociais

Paulo Morgado

Paulo Morgado

Geografia: Planeamento Regional e Urbano

Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território

Paulo Nicola

Paulo Nicola

Epidemiologia

Faculdade de Medicina

Paulo Seixas

Paulo Seixas

Sociologia

Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas

Rita Almendra

Rita Almendra

Design

Faculdade de Arquitetura

Rui Bessa

Rui Bessa

Ciências Veterinárias: Nutrição Animal

Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária

Sara Amâncio

Sara Amâncio

Biologia

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Suzana Ferreira Dias

Suzana Ferreira Dias

Engª Alimentar

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Teresa Nunes

Teresa Nunes

História Contemporânea

Faculdade de Letras

Tiago Domingos

Tiago Domingos

Engª do Ambiente

Instituto Superior Técnico

Wanda Viegas

Wanda Viegas

Engª Agronómica: Genética

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

APPLICATIONS


APPLICATION TIMELINE

From May 18th to June 29th

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".

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INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION


COORDINATION


Wanda Viegas

Wanda Viegas

Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA)

Amélia Branco

Amélia Branco

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG)

SCIENTIFIC COMISSION


  • Amélia Branco | Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG)
  • Ana Isabel Lopes | Faculdade de Medicina (FM)
  • Dulce Freire | Instituto de Ciências Sociais (ICS)
  • João Paulo Martins | Faculdade de Arquitetura (FA)
  • Luís Moreno | Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território (IGOT)
  • Magda Fontes | Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária (FMV)
  • Margarida Santos Reis | Faculdade de Ciências (FC)
  • Maria Henriques | Faculdade de Farmácia (FF)
  • Maria João Estorninho | Faculdade de Direito (FD)
  • Teresa Nunes | Faculdade de Letras (FL)
  • Wanda Viegas | Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA)

 

PEDAGOGICAL COMISSION


  • Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos | Faculdade de Belas-Artes (FBA)
  • Cecília Galvão | Instituto de Educação (IE)
  • José Manuel Palma-Oliveira | Faculdade de Psicologia (FP)
  • Margarida Gaspar de Matos | Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (FMH)