Started in 2014/2015.
The main objective of PDAS is the formation of doctors able to apply a scientific approach to environmental issues and sustainability. PDAS’ vision aims to empower change agents to support companies in achieving the necessary transformations to build a more sustainable future.
Leadership in business, industry, government and society in general require a high degree of technical and scientific knowledge, as well as a mature understanding of the human dimensions of sustainable development. In this context, the main objective of PDAS is to provide an advanced interdisciplinary training in environmental sciences and sustainability, taking into account the technical, ecological, social, economic and institutional dimensions required to address the challenges of sustainability. PDAS is built on a strong research base anchored in two recognized research centers of excellence of the NOVA School of Science and Technology: CENSE - Research Centre for Environment and Sustainability and MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre. In particular, PDAS aims to provide its graduates with:
Day and tutorial system
2 750 Euros/ year
2 750 Euros/ year
1st phase: 7th march to 22nd march
2nd phase: 1st to 30th of june
3rd phase: 23rd august to 4th september
4th phase: 10th to 31st january 2024
Vacancies for 2023/2024:
Candidates for the PDAS must meet the conditions of access and enrollment in doctoral programs indicated in FCT-UNL General Regulations for Doctoral programs, meeting at least the conditions expressed in the following points:
a) Holders of master's degree or legal equivalent;
b) Bachelor's degree holders and holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council;
c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council.
The presentation of a motivation letter, where the student identifies and justifies their research interests and motivation to attend the program;
Pre-specified levels of success TOEFL (> 100) or First Certificate in English;
Two recommendation letters;
Performance evaluation of an admission interview carried out by at least three members of PDAS Scientific Committee.
Students of any nationality may apply.
Usually it is required a minimum score of 16/20 or equivalent, Master, although students may be admitted with lower ratings in duly justified cases, depending on the evaluation of the Program’s Scientific Committee.
Professor Tomás Augusto Barros Ramos
Registration number R/A-Cr 64/2014 on 20/05/2014
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 20/12/2022
Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020
The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (DCEA) at NOVA FCT started in 1976, with the launching of the Environmental Engineering course, a first of its kind worldwide. Over the past 40 years, DCEA has been able to adapt to the extraordinary evolution in this area, expanding the scope and expertise to tackle new environmental and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. DCEA provides several courses (bachelor, master and doctoral courses) in the broad area of environment and sustainability, guided by scientific and technical quality, preparing the students for the national and international markets. DCEA also promotes R&D, assumed as a key pillar of teaching, by supporting national and international projects and an extensive network of collaboration with industry and public administration. DCEA coordinates several education programmes under the EIT Climate-KIC, namely the Journey, the Climate Innovation Leadership program and Pioneers in Practice.More info