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Basic Competencies:

  1. Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field.
  2. Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  3. Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  4. Ability to carry out a critical and assessment analysis and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  5. Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their areas of knowledge in the ways and languages commonly used in the international scientific community.
  6. Ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.

Personal abilities and skills:

  1. Knowing how to navigate in contexts where there is little specific information.
  2. Finding the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  3. Designing, creating, developing and launching new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  4. Working both in team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  5. Integrating knowledge, handling complexity, and making judgments with limited information.
  6. The criticism and intellectual defence of solutions.  

Other competencies:

  1. Judging and resolving ethical dilemmas from knowing the ethical principles that govern the scientific research in all phases and activities.
  2. Ability to update and develop their skills and competencies in order to promote a continuous development of scientific and professional career according to the standards and requirements of the scientific community and national and international regulations.
  3. Ability to identify and promote the transfer and exploitation of research results in the different areas where they can contribute (e.g. applications to businesses and other organizations and development professionals working on these issues)