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Basic and general Skills


  • Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of skills and research methods related to the field in question.
  • Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  • Ability to perform critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific communities, and with society as a whole, about their areas of expertise through the means and languages commonly used in their international scientific community.
  • Ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural progress in a knowledge-based society.

Personal abilities and skills

  • To interact in contexts where there is little specific information.
  • To find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • To design, create, develop and launch new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  • Ability to work in a team and individually in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  • To integrate knowledge, handling complexity and making judgements with limited information.
  • Being able to intellectually criticise and defend intellectual solutions.

Other competences

  • Being able to lead or participate in scientific or technical projects aimed at analysing and managing communication, information and heritage.
  • Knowing how to systematically identify the social stakeholders and sources of information that must be taken into account in the development of their research.
  • Being able to provide value by communicating to Society their scientific activity.
  • Train researchers able to demonstrate the usefulness of the skills acquired in achieving the doctoral level by finding jobs which require managing not very specific knowledge.

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