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Objectives.  The main objective of the Phd program in Computing is the training of new doctors in the area of Advanced Computing, that is:

  • OB1 : preparation of the doctoral thesis and defense before an expert tribunal.

To do this, following the usual guidance of a research doctor (Philosophiae Doctor, Ph.D.) this main objective is broken down into the following more specific objectives:

  • OB2 : Provide advanced training in research methodology and related tasks: systematic acquisition of knowledge of the state of the art, development of the scientific method, hypothesis approach, evaluation of results, preparation of publications and presentation of research work.
  • OB3 : Require from the outset the development of a quality research work, providing the appropriate evaluation criteria for this purpose.
  • OB4 : Encourage the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through the elaboration of original research work that:
    1. satisfy a peer review
    2. expand the vanguard of the discipline and
    3. make merit enough for publication.

Competencies. At least the following basic competencies set forth in Art. 5 of RD 99/2011 will be guaranteed:

  • Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the research skills and methods related to that field.
  • Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  • Ability to perform a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their fields of knowledge in the usual ways and languages ​​of their international scientific community.
  • Ability to promote, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural progress within a knowledge-based society.

in addition to those that appear in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES).