Junta de Andalucía UMA

Benefits of being a PhD student at UMA

The University of Málaga will supply to the NanoMedPhD PhD participants:

  • Access to the PhD programmes related with the BIONAND groups, granting the assignment of scientific PhD supervisors and academic tutors (PhD Programmes within NanoMedPhD)
  • Access to the applications of the ICPD programme for grants to the PhD students, including support for publications, thesis defense and international mobility.
  • The PhD students can apply for grants for international recognition of their diplomas and also for cotutelle agreements leading to double PhD diplomas with international universities. Doctorates may apply, if they wish, for International Mention in their PhD degree. In order to do this the following conditions have to be met:

    a) During the period of research the doctorate should have spent at least three months outside Spain in an institute of higher education or a prestigious research centre, either studying or conducting research. The research stay must be endorsed by the thesis tutor and noted in the Activity Register of the doctorate. This research stay need not be for a consecutive period of time, nor completed at the same centre or institution.

    b) Part of the PhD thesis, at least the Abstract and the Conclusions must be written and presented in one of the habitual languages that this field of knowledge uses for scientific communication. This should be different from the languages that are officially recognised in Spain. This rule does not apply in the case that the research stay, reports and experts are from a Spanish speaking country.

    c) The thesis should be previously reported on by two expert doctors belonging to a non-Spanish institute of higher education or research institute.

    d) At least one expert from a non-Spanish institute of education or research centre should be a member of the Thesis Committee. They must hold a doctoral degree and not be the person in charge of the research stay mentioned in paragraph a).

  • All PhD programs of the University of Málaga organize every year a cycle of conferences and seminars with the participation of renowned national and international researchers.

    • Cycle of conferences: “Science and Society: The power of knowledge”. With the participation of renowned specialists in the relationships between science and society.
    • Workshop on Professional Orientation for PhD students. Organized by the UMA Service of Business Cooperation and the UMA Office of Transference and Innovation. This is an important workshop of several days where the PhD student learn basic concepts on innovation, entrepreneurship, spin-offs, research projects development, financial sources, H2020, tools for employment search, self-employment, technology transfer, patents, etc.
    • Training in Information Skills. Organized by the Library of the UMA. Special edition for PhD students. Bibliography and information resources, international databases, etc
    • Academic English.
    • English for Teaching.
    • English for Oral Communication
    • Professional Orientation
    • Observational Methodology and Qualitative Data Analysis.
    • Impact Factors and Writing of Scientific Texts for Journals.

    Finally, all the fellows of the NanoMedPhD program will have free access to the training plan for the UMA staff. This plan currently includes 83 different activities with a total offer of 2635 posts. Among these activities, 3 are related with foreign languages, 11 with teaching skills, 13 with technologies, 18 with research, 8 are transdisciplinary and 30 are organized by the UMA services and centers.

  • The Annual DOCTORAL AWARDS recognise the best theses defended at the University of Málaga in each academic year.

    According to the PhD Regulations of Málaga University, from the course 2013/14 onwards, each PhD Programme regulated by Royal Decree 99/2011, will award a "PhD Award" to one of the PhD theses defended in the corresponding academic year, among those that have been awarded the mention “cum laude” that year.

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