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Programme code: 3142

Regulations: Royal Decree 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Sciences

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Organised by:Faculty of Biological Sciences

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participant Universities:Universitat de València Estudi General

Programme coordinator:Dr Enrique Lanuza Navarro

1st year available places:60 plazas

Aims: The doctoral studies shall, at minimum, guarantee the acquisition by the doctoral students of the basic competencies which are in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, specifically: systematic understanding of a field of study of neurosciencies, and mastery of its skills and methods of research; ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adapt a substantial process of research and creation; ability to make a critical and assessment analysis, and synthesis of new and complex ideas, as well as communication with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their fields of knowledge; and and ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advance in a knowledge-based society. The main aim is the development and defence of a doctoral thesis in Finances, in which process the doctoral student must provide an extensive professional training in various fields, especially those that require creativity and innovation. It shall provide skills to cope with contexts with little specific information, find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem, design, create, develop and launch new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge, etc.

Description: Doctoral Programme in Neurosciences covers one area of knowledge. The Spanish parliament, in fact, made of 2012 the year of Neuroscience in Spain. Within the field of biomedicine, neurosciences occupies a relevant position, for example, for the research challenges that neurodegenerative illnesses have become; illnesses like Alzheimer or Parkinson, which require an important material and human effort. In the human aspect, there is a need to train highly-qualified scientists who can cover the postdoctoral positions that research teams may offer in the following years. Despite possible employability in other research centres, most research centres in the city of Valencia keep research groups in neuroscience research and participate in the present doctoral programme proposal.

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