application | Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies


EDITAL N.º 02/2018


PhD Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies

10th Edition – School Year 2018/2019



Admitted – sorting

Names Decision
1 Sara Aparicio Accept
2 Aleksandra Berg Accept
3 Alexandra Bussler Accept
4 Armen Asryan Accept
5 Rita Fonseca Accept
6 Tiago Neves Accept
7 Rui Simões Accept
8 Milena Pastro Accept
9 Teresa Bessa Accept
10 Carla Serrão Accept
11 Vera Ferreira Accept
12 Maria Santos Accept
13 Akbar Kanan Accept
14 Edilson Filho Accept
15 Cecília Silva Accept
16 Daniela Rato Accept
17 Júlio Sousa Accept
18 Hugo Mota Accept
19 Felisa Falcon Accept
20 Michael Davies-Venn Accept
21 Ana Vaz Accept
22 Carla Prino Accept
23 Lídia Terra Accept
24 Margarida Zoccoli Accept
25 Kaya Schwemmlein Accept
26 Mere Vukialau Accept
27 Anıl Poyraz Accept
28 Elizangela Batista Accept
29 Paula Milice Accept
30 Rodrigo Carvalho Accept
31 Tagore Siqueira Accept




Not Admitted – alphabetical order

Names Decision
32 Alcina Marques not Accept
33 Anabela Rebelo not Accept
34 António Pereira not Accept
35 Joaquim Guerlixa not Accept
36 Md. Kabir not Accept
37 Miguel Santos not Accept
38 Mohammad Billah not Accept
39 Ricardo Mendes not Accept






Desist (alphabetical order)

40 Arina Rahman
41 Emmanuel Ngungoh
42 Freddy Akono
43 Ideon Júnior
44 Krisztina Ramneantu
45 Leonardo Silva
46 Luciana Silva
47 Lucilio Bule
48 Mara Luna
49 Oleksandr Galychyn
50 Paulo Muando
51 Pedro Brum
52 Raphael Leão
53 Sónia Tomé
54 Yeshika Malik


O Diretor do PDACPDS,


EDITAL 01/2018

Under the proposal of the meeting of the Scientific Committee of the PhD Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa) and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), which brings together professors and researchers from the Faculties of Science and Institute of Social Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico and Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Science and Technology and Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and registered by the Directorate General of Higher Education with the number R / B-Cr-103/2009 – Official order no. 9431/2009, the Public Notice for the opening of the admission process in the academic year 2018/2019 is published:

Doctoral Program in Climate Change
and Sustainable Development Policies – 10th Edition
2018/2019 lective year

1- Number of vacancies
20 vacancies

2 – Admission Requirements
The following are admitted as candidates for registration:
Holders of master’s degree or legal equivalent in the areas of social and human sciences, physical and natural sciences and engineering.
Exceptionally, holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent, who hold a particularly relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting to the capacity of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Program in the same areas referred to in (a).

3 -Application process
The application must be submitted online through the Fénix system of ICS to the Scientific Committee of the PhD Program.
The application must be accompanied by the following elements:
3.1 -Documents proving that the candidate meets the above conditions;
3.2- Up-to-date curriculum vitae, including published or properly documented work;
3.3- Letter of motivation;
3.4- Identification document.

4 -Selection and Ranking Criteria
4.1 -Candidates for the PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies are selected through the assessment of the elements described in 3.2.
4.2 -The Scientific Committee of the PhD Program will conduct interviews.
4.3 -Candidates are serialized by the Scientific Committee of the PhD Program, taking into consideration their curricula, professional experience and interview evaluation.

The criteria for the 1st phase of selection and ranking of candidates, based on the candidate application is based on:

  1. the excellence of the academic and professional record of the candidate (EAPR) and
  2. the letter of motivation and the reference letter(s) (LMRL). While the first criteria (EAPR) weights 80% the second weights 20%. Both criteria are assessed in a scale 0-5 and each application needs to be assessed by at least 2 members from the Scientific Committee (SC). It is recommended that these 2 members are the PCCSDP Director and a member from the field of expertise of the applicant.

The first criteria “excellence of the candidate” (EAPR) is intended to be as most objective as possible. It will be calculated based on the following factors:

  1. the grade of the master or 5 year degree (“Licenciatura” before Bologna or equivalent),30%
  2. the research curricula,50%
  3. professional career and other relevant competences and skills. The weighting, within EAPR criteria, will be 10%
  4. other competences and skills factors 10%

All scores will be from 0-5. While the grade score can be calculated through a direct proportion of the candidate grade related to maximum grade, the research curricula score will be calculated according the number of papers as first author (0.5 points/each) and co-author (0.25/each) and research events the candidate organized (0.3/each) or presented research results (oral presentation = 0.15/each and poster = 0.1/each) till the candidates reaches a maximum score of 5. The professional career (including coordination, innovation and participation in relevant projects) and other competences and skills factors are scored by each evaluator and an average is calculated for each factor. The final EAPR criteria score for each candidate is calculated multiplying the score per factor by its weight.

The second criteria (LMRL) is more subjective and values the confidence expressed by the applicant, the ability to express their motivation using positive and constructive “statements” while identifying real societal challenges that he is most familiar with or motivated to tackle during his/her PhD thesis. This criterion is also scored from 0-5. Both evaluators provide their scoring and an average is then calculated in order to achieve a LMRL score. After this a final score is calculated per candidate (EAPR + LMRL) all candidates are ranked. The top 30 candidates are selected for the 2nd phase which consist of a brief interview (20 to 30 minutes) by at least 2 members form the SC (normally the Director and an expert from the research field of the candidate) to assess better the candidate’s knowledge, skills and conditions to engage in a 3 years commitment. A Score from 0 to 20 is given by each evaluator, and an average is calculated. After evaluating all applications the SC meets and decides on the final ranking and selection of candidates that will enroll in the program.


5 – Host Institution
In the academic year 2018/2019 classes will be held at the ICS – Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, located at Av. Anibal of Bettencourt, 9 | 1600-189 Lisbon. Fridays from 2 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.

6 – Deadlines
Applications: May 12 to June 23, 2018
The teachers’ meeting for the evaluation of applications takes place on July 3, 2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. and the meeting for the oral interviews to the candidates on July 10, 2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m.
Display of results: July 11, 2018
Deadline for complaints: 11 to 20 July 2018
Registration and enrollment: 03 to 29 September 2018
Beginning of academic activities: September 14, 2017

7 -Emoluments and Fees
The fee to be paid for the application is € 50 (fifty euros) and there will be no refund if the candidate is excluded or not selected.
The tuition fee for the academic year 2018/2019, is € 2750 (two thousand, seven hundred and fifty euros).
The emoluments and tuition fees be paid through Multibanco or directly in the Treasury of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payment of tuition fees can be made in a phased manner.


Lisbon, March 09, 2018


scientific commission

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