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PhD program: Results of the program

At the end of the program, the competences that the student’s should acquire are:

Basic competencies

  • Systematic understanding of a field of study and command of research skills and methods related to this field.
  • Ability to conceive, design, or create, put into practice, and adopts a substantial research or creative process.
  • Ability to contribute to broadening the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  • Ability to make a critical and evaluative analysis and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their corresponding areas of knowledge through the usual means and languages used in the international scientific community.
  • Ability to promote scientific, technological, social, artistic, or cultural advances in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

Personal abilities and skills

  • Operate effectively within contexts where there is little specific information.
  • Find the key questions that need to be answered in order to solve a complex problem.
  • Design, create, develop, and undertake novel and innovating projects in the field of knowledge.
  • Work in an international and multi-disciplinary context on a team as well as independently.
  • Integrate different areas of knowledge, cope with complexity, and formulate opinions with limited information.
  • Intellectual criticism and defense of solutions

Quality accreditation of the program:
The criteria of quality for the Thesis are to present a “European thesis” format, in which the student accredited a minimum of 3 months stay in a laboratory outside of Spain. Also the thesis can be presented by articles. In this case the requirement is a published (or formally accepted) article in the first quartile in which the student is first author. The same article cannot be used to endorse two theses, even if the first authorship is shared.
The PhD program in Neurosciences has renewed every year the award of Excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education.

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