PhD programs in the University of Girona.
Promotion: Special actions:
-Web UdG: school of doctoral studies
-Futura fair
Linking HE with industry:
-Industrial PhD Programs
Magüi Pérez Cabaní & Josep Juandó
In collaboration with the Doctoral UdG School
16.06.2014 Yerevan, Armenia
Futura fair
Master in General Heath
Master in Logistics and
International Commerce
Master in ESS Management and
New challenges of finance
The University of Girona at Futura fair
Participation made by
- The UdG Doctorate School and the
- Area of Communication and Institutional Relations (depending of the
Industrial PhD
The challenge: To achieve that companies
include doctors amongst their staff to
develop R+D+I
What is it?
An agreement between one university
and one company to develop an strategic
research project in which the doctorate
student will do his or her training that has
to finalize with the PhD dissertation.
What does it mean “Industrial PhD project co-financed for the Catalan Government”?
•A collaboration agreement for three years.
•PhD student hired by the company.
•Average gross annual remuneration: € 22,000.
•Work centre company located in Catalonia.
•Dedication exclusive of the doctoral project.
The Government of Catalonia fund:
•Fees and tuition rates for the candidate in the doctoral program.
•Tutoring company.
•Exchange mobility of PhD.
• 30 hours of cross training for the first year.
•Finance SGR group for the project.
•Indirect costs (overheads) produced at the university.
•Costs associated with the coordination, if applicable.
Minimum Requirements:
•Candidate: minimum 1.60 in the transcript of previous studies.
•Director of thesis belongs to the research group recognized by the GC (SGR)
Key elements and features
a) Industrial property rights
b) Mechanisms for monitoring the progress of the project RDI
c) Rights that has the research make public education results of their research
throughout the training period and / or in the thesis
d) ...
joint selection of the candidate
Academic requirements
Exclusive dedication to the research project
Fees free *
Add-specific training (competences) *
Exchange and international mobility *
Added specific training
PhD students in general are trained in some transversal competences like:
•Conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research.
•Analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas critically.
•Promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural knowledge society.
Added, PhD students on the Industrial project are trained in the following transversal competences:
•Leadership, coordination and management of R & D.
•Transfer of research results.
•Development of new businesses, entrepreneurship, business management, and funding sources.
•Patents, intellectual property and industrial property.
This cross-training will last 60 hours, divided into two parts:
a) 30 hours in the first year common to all students who participate in the Plan and financed by
Government of Catalonia.
b) 30 hours, during the execution of the project by the company and / or the university.
Benefits: Futur investment
1. Collaborate with well known researchers
2. Internationalisation and competitiveness
3. Train researchers in company needs and interests.
4. Establish strategic alliances
5. Access to equipment and infrastructure leading
1. Accessing to technological expertise of companies
2. Exploiting the potential of research
3. Strengthen university-business relations
PhD Students
1. Working on issues of scientific and professional interest
2. Training in transversal competences in public and private sectors
3. International mobility
4. Academic and company supervisors
73 projects are in course and 58 companies are involved,
8 of them at the University of Girona
Thank you very much