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Studying towards a doctoral degree at INGENIO

Doctoral students can work towards their degree at INGENIO under the supervision of INGENIO researchers. We require candidates to have a Masters or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline and an excellent command of English. Typically a doctoral student at INGENIO will enrol in the doctoral programme at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and can be co-supervised by University lecturers. Current norms and information regarding doctoral studies can be found here. It is possible to conduct the doctoral work and write the dissertation in English. Joint supervision is also possible with other universities in Spain and abroad. INGENIO also receives and supports visiting students enrolled in other academic institutions.

In general, any university degree that enables a student to join a doctoral programme at his/her home country will also be accepted at UPV Doctoral School. For non-EU students, additional conditions may have to be observed.

Information on the annual fees for doctoral students registered at UPV is available in this link (Spanish). It is common for doctoral researchers at INGENIO to provide paid contributions to research and teaching projects led by INGENIO staff. INGENIO, however, is unable to offer bursaries and potential applicants should not assume that paid work will be available in Spain to help cover the costs of studying towards a PhD.

Ressources and infrastructures

Doctoral students at INGENIO have access to the research infrastructure and resources of the CSIC and UPV. They also benefit from all the services and facilities (central library, sport facilities, medical services, etc.) offered by the UPV. Doctoral students at INGENIO will typically share their own office and work alongside other INGENIO researchers in a collaborative and congenial environment. INGENIO will contribute to the career development of the candidate in three critical aspects: (I) providing mentoring and guidance by a senior researcher; (II) allowing access to a pool of qualified researches in the topics of interest for the doctoral candidate; and (III) making available the necessary technical and physical infrastructure to conduct the research agenda proposed by the candidate.

Fields of research

INGENIO researchers work in a broad number of innovation-related fields, conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, and participate in research networks. Doctoral students will be able to benefit from the opportunities that this environment provides. They will be able to join existing research groups, develop and share ideas and contribute to the definition of a common research plans.

Because of space and other constraints we have to be selective when considering applicants for doctoral work at INGENIO. We ask prospective applicants to submit an expression of interest including a brief description of the proposed topic of research (maximum two pages) the name of the preferred supervisor from INGENIO, a CV and academic transcripts. INGENIO will then assist pre-selected candidates in the submission of the formal application to the UPV and other procedures. Any questions on doing a PhD at INGENIO can be emailed to us by clicking here

The research areas and topics of interest according to INGENIO’s research staff entitle to supervise a Ph.D. candidate are listed below.

Researchers entitled to supervise a Ph.D. candidate

The list of INGENIO’s supervisors are the following (for detailed information on the supervisor possible research interests, please contact directly by email):

Prof. Dr. Jordi Molas Gallart. Implementation, management and evaluation of science, technology and innovation policies. The role and functions of evaluation. Innovation processes in the military and security industries. The relationships between military and civilian innovation.

Dr. Fernando Jiménez-Sáez. S&T and Innovation policy design and evaluation. Analysis of Innovation Systems. Entrepreneurship and implications for the innovation process.

Dr. Davide Consoli. Empirical analysis (quantitative and/or qualitative) of the sources and effects of Technological change and Innovation. Specific areas of interest/expertise: Structural Change; Employment; Industry Dynamics; Institutions; Medical Innovation; Service Sectors; Sectoral case studies; Network analysis.

Dra. Adela García Aracil. Economics of Education: Human Development; Human, Social and Cultural Capital; Educational and Professional Competencies and Capabilities; Employability and Empowerment of the Youth; Role of Higher Education to the Economic, Social and Cultural Development; Modes of Teaching and Learning; Indicators to Assess Higher Education Institutions Performance.

Dra. Alejandra Boni. Human development, university, development education, international cooperation, project planning, grassroot social innovation, action research, technology in the field of development aid.

Dr. Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro. University-industry interaction. Academic patenting. Knowledge flows. Psychology of science. Representations of science.

Dr. José-Félix Lozano Aguilar. Theoretical foundation, implementation, and management of Business ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Analysis and development of Responsible Management Education and Higher Education Social Responsibility. Evaluation and proposal of Higher education´s programs for social cohesion.

Dr. Pablo D’Este. (I) Industrial dynamics and innovation, focusing on sources and barriers of innovation at firm level. (II) University-business interactions and academic entrepreneurship, examining their impact on academic and business performance. (II) Analysis of research networks and knowledge creation, with a particular focus on biomedical research and medical innovation.    

Dra. Carolina Cañibano Sánchez. Scientific and technical human capital, human resources for science and technology, mobility of researchers, science policy, science and technology indicators, economic theory of innovation.

Dr. Adrián Arias Díaz-Faes. Quantitative Science Studies; Scientometrics; Science Mapping; Network Analysis; Subauthorship Collaboration and Acknowledgements; Altmetrics; Medical Innovation; Sociology of Science.

Dr. Pedro Marques. Regional Development, Innovation and territory, Peripheral regions, Institutions and Public Policy, Territorial governance.

Dr. Richard Woolley. Sociology of science and technology, R&I policy studies, research assessment, research careers, responsible research and innovation.

Dr. Oscar J. Martín García. Social History, Social Movements Studies, International Relations, Cold War History, U.S. Foreign Policy, Public and Scientific Diplomacy, International Development.

Dr. José David Barberá Tomás. Medical Innovation, Critical Studies of Entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence, Eegional and Local Development.

Dr. Pablo Fernández Méndez. Theory and methodology of social-ecological systems (SES). Pathways to sustainability. Theories of the policy process including power and discursive factors. Earth Observation tools and spatial analysis. Co-design and knowledge co-production. Quantitative and qualitative approaches.