Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science (REASOn – Resources, Food and Society)

Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science (REASOn – Resources, Food and Society)

The Universidade de Lisboa Doctoral Degree in Sustainability Science (REASOn) had its first edition in the academic year 2018/2019.

This PhD focuses on the dimension of food production and consumption as a central vector of the challenges facing sustainability, recognizing that understanding food systems and acting on the global food system are fundamental instruments for sustainable development and require research on the interactions between ecology and socioeconomics.

To be catalysts for change, 21st century professionals must be endowed with solid scientific knowledge and, above all, be able to incorporate it to understand the interactions between global, natural, social and human systems, and how these interactions affect sustainability challenges.

The PhD was conceived within the scope of Colégio Food, Farming and Forestry (F3), mobilizing a faculty that includes 42 professors from 17 of the Faculties and Institutes of the University of Lisbon, which guarantees the necessary innovation and interdisciplinary approach.

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 a university environment, in a business/industry environment or – in an innovative typology in relation to the traditional 3rd cycle offer – in a 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.

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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 Units
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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 
1 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester
6.0 Cred. 
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Sustainable Development Value Chains and Territories
1 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester 
6.0 Cred. 
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Social Practices, Food and Health 
1 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester
6.0 Cred. 
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Food Security and Global Dynamics
1 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester
3.0 Cred. 
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Seminars I 
1 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester 
3.0 Cred. 
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Use of Resources - Water and Soil 
1 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester 
6.0 Cred. 
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
6.0 Cred. 
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Research Methods and Techniques: Laboratory Rotation
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
6.0 Cred. 
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Retreat 
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
6.0 Cred. 
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Curricular Units (Optional) 
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Food and Territory: Strategies, Policies and Methodologies 
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
3.0 Cred. 
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Development in Transition 
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
12.0 Cred. 
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Law and Agriculture 
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
3.0 Cred. 
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History of Agriculture in Portugal (XIX and XX centuries) 
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester
12.0 Cred. 
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Optional
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester
9.0 Cred. 
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Optional
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Annual (Optional) 
0.0 Cred. 
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Optional 2 
1 Year, 2 Sem. 
Anual (Optional) 
0.0 Cred. 
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Year 2 to Year 4
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Thesis I (DCS) 
2 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester 
30.0 Cred. 
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Seminars II 
2 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
3.0 Cred. 
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Thesis II (DCS) 
2 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
27.0 Cred. 
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Thesis III (DCS) 
3 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester 
30.0 Cred. 
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Seminars III 
3 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester
3.0 Cred. 
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Thesis IV (DCS) 
3 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester
27.0 Cred. 
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Thesis V (DCS) 
4 Year, 1 Sem. 
Semester
30.0 Créd. 
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Thesis VI (DCS) 
4 Year, 2 Sem. 
Semester 
30.0 Cred. 
 

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.

Applications

APPLICATION TIMELINE

To be announced soon (April-June 2020)

ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION

Completed online through the "Fenix Portal" (Side Link)

 

Admission

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)

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