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Specific and Cross-disciplinary training

It is a requirement for a successful annual evaluation and deposit authorization to complete a number of Specifc and Cross-disciplinary (transversal) training activities.

Specific training activities

These are activities in your area of specialization. In particular:

  • Attendance to research-related courses and seminars organized by the PhD Program in Electronic Engineering, other units at UPC or UIB, or other organizations outside these Universities, with attendance certificate reporting the number of hours.
  • Attendance to research conferences, with attendance certificate
  • Participation in internal seminars organized by the research groups, with a brief report issued by the supervisor or tutor of the thesis explaining this participation, reasoning the appropriateness of this activity for doctoral candidate training, and the number of hours spent. 
  • Research stay in another national or foreign research center, accredited with a report issued by the responsible of the stay at the hosting institution (stay may be completed or in progress, minimum two weeks, although it is recommended that stays fulfill the requisites to obtain the International PhD Mention).

Cross-disciplinary training activities

These are training activities not directly related to your area of specialization. For example, research methodology, languages, etc. In particular:

  • Transversal training courses and seminars organized by the Doctoral School of UPC, other units of the UPC or UIB, or other organizations outside the University, with attendance certificate reporting the number of hours.
  • Attend Doctoral research forums, workshops PhD-Industry, workshops for future doctors, organized by the Program, the UPC or the UIB, or other entities, with attendance report.
  • Developing part of the thesis in a private industry, accredited through an university-company agreement or an industrial doctorate program.