Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
The UOC is an innovative university that is rooted in Catalonia and open to the world. It offers people lifelong learning to help them and society advance, while carrying out research into the knowledge society.
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Søknadsfrist: feb. 12
Plassering: Barcelona, Spania
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Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme

Call for grant applications for the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme. The deadline for applications is 11 February 2018.

The UOC is offering 11 grants for the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme for the 2018/2019 academic year. To be eligible for the UOC Doctoral Grants Programme students must be full-time and physically present on the University's premises. The number of places will be determined by and subject to the UOC’s budget.

The usual duration of the grants is three years, but in some cases they can be extended to a fourth year for postdoctoral work. Grants require annual renewal. Renewal is contingent on students achieving the training and research objectives established in each case. One of these objectives is to complete the doctoral thesis within a maximum of three years, after which students can apply for a further one-year postdoctoral grant.

The programme also includes the possibility to develop an industrial doctorate, with grants for the best applicants with agreements with companies. Doctoral students undertaking an industrial doctorate will have a university supervisor and a tutor at the company.

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is a fully accredited online university based in Barcelona and serving over 60,000 students worldwide. The University welcomes doctoral students who want to develop their research in a highly qualified and international setting and on a doctoral programme that is valid in the European Higher Education Area.

Prospective applicants can find information on the application procedure, and on the content and organization of the doctoral programmes on the website. We recommend that you contact the researcher who is in charge of the thesis proposal you are interested in, and send them a letter of introduction.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), developed since the mid-20th century and constantly being updated, have gradually crept into all areas of human activity: culture, the economy, media, business management, public service management, and even the operational aspects of the political system. Analysing how these technologies are used in various contexts and the profound changes they have brought about is key to understanding contemporary society and to exercising any type of professional or academic activity.

The connections between various social, economic, political and cultural systems make it necessary to overcome traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to conduct serious, in-depth analyses. This doctoral programme thus takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines both a variety of theoretical perspectives and several methodological tools.

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