Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies Joint Doctorate (SETS EMJD)

 
Degree: PhD
University: Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid , Faculty: ICAI School of Engineering - Comillas Pontifical University
City: Madrid , Country: Spain
Discipline: Business & Economics
 
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline Candidates to EM Scholarships: January 31st; Other students: June 24th
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies (SETS) is an international programme offered by six of the most renowned universities in this field of knowledge.

    The doctorate copes with the challenge to lead the technological transition required by todays world, where a compromise must be reached between energy and sustainability. Some of the research topics of the programme are future energy networks, regulation and economics of energy systems in future European scenarios and sustainable development.

    SETS Joint Doctorate is the only Ph.D. programme on energy and sustainability awarded the Erasmus Mundus excellence label by the European Commission. This excellence label has been granted only to twenty two international doctorates in all disciplines and Universities across Europe so far.

    The general subject of SETS Joint Doctorate is sustainable energy, technologies and strategies. Research in this area will contribute to addressing the aforementioned European energy strategy needs, taking on the challenge of providing the same level of power while consuming less energy and reducing the dependence on fossil fuels.

    Defeating this challenge will entail a renewed European joint effort with a new global approach to energy. The main goal is the education and training of a new generation of researchers and high-level professionals with the knowledge tools and research skills required to contend successfully with these challenges in an international and multidisciplinary research environment.

    According to European strategic lines of research and the research interests of the HEIs and industrial partners, every academic year the consortium will define a set of priority lines of research, subject to the approval of the SETS PhD Supervision Board.

    Learning outcomes

    The core subject of the SETS joint degree is sustainable energy, a cross-sectoral vector, to which the programme adopts a technological and strategic approach, covering applications in a number of areas, from policy to industry, including services and even end consumers.

    Students conduct their activities within research groups in projects closely associated with industry needs. As a result, the research findings meet social needs and contribute to student employability. Furthermore, companies, students and HEIs work together within the Supervision Board to better address programme objectives, monitor the quality and applicability of programme results and ensure optimal implementation of programme activities, in keeping with the needs of the industry and society.

    Mobility is instrumental to the SETS PhD. Students are involved in different research projects at the HEIs, in which Europe- and world-wide industry participate. This provides them an overview of the energy industry that prepares them to deal with the global challenges facing European energy sector.

    After completing the SETS doctorate, students should have developed the following competences and skills:

    * a systematic understanding of the energy industry and related sustainability issues;


    * a full mastery of the research skills and methods associated with technical, economic and regulatory approaches to the subject;


    * the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt ground-breaking research with scholarly integrity;


    * the ability to conduct original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits international refereed publication;


    * the ability to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise new and complex ideas;


    * the ability to communicate with peers, the larger scholarly community and society in general about their areas of expertise;


    * the potential ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, economic or policy advancement in a knowledge based society.



    Graduates achieving SETS aims will be in a position to initiate successful professional research careers in sustainable energy in higher education institutions, research bodies, the industry or policy-making institutions.

 
 
 

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