SANFEED is a four-year Doctoral programme (240 ECTS). During the first year (60 ECTS), students do not have a compulsory curricular path, but should use up to a maximum of the correspondent effort of 30 ECTS for advanced training and/or study modules tailored according to individual scientific needs. The work corresponding to the effort of 30 remaining ECTS of the first year must be used to develop a timely and innovative research plan structured around a strong and effective collaboration between R&D and industry partners designed to fit into each other and maximize each student´s research potential.
During the following years, SANFEED students will follow a fully integrated laboratory-based research plan offering high quality scientific research programmes in institutions of excellence complemented with a mandatory technological training in transferable skills (correspondent to the effort of 60 ECTS) in at least one industrial partner to promote professional insertion. Moreover, all SANFEED students are encouraged to study or conduct cutting-edge research in complementary areas in international HEIs and R&D centers for a minimum of three months. If performed in European Higher Education Institutions the European Mention can be obtained in the title of doctor. These links will promote the diversity of training opportunities and experience an international and competitive environment, thus achieving even higher quality research.
Successful PhD graduates will be able to
ICBAS Postgraduate affairs office
Phone: +351 22 042 80 06/07/21/26
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Director of the SANFEED programme
António José Mira da Fonseca
Director of the SANFEED scientific board
Luísa Maria Pinheiro Valente