The Industrial Doctorate Mention
Industrial Doctorate is understood as the thesis developed within a company (private sector company or public sector or Public Administration) in any area of knowledge, developing an industrial research or experimental development project. It aims to encourage research in the business sector and the participation of the industry in doctoral programs, encourage the transfer of knowledge between the university and its environment, and promote the labor insertion of young researchers.
The Spanish PhD national regulation (RD 99/2011) states that the mention "Industrial Doctorate" will be granted whenever the following circumstances concur:
Admission and registration
The student will proceed to apply for admission to the doctoral program following the usual procedure of pre-registration of the UPV.
This documentation will be reviewed by the Doctoral School.
The Academic Committee of the doctoral program will study said application for admission and will solve it according to the criteria of the Program, taking into account the feasibility of the research project presented.
Once the admission is formalized, the student will complete his / her enrollment in the doctoral program of the UPV.
Supervision and Direction of the Thesis
A supervisor of the research project in the company must be identified. This supervisor may be the Director of the thesis if he meets the necessary requirements (any Spanish or foreign Doctor, with accredited research experience, regardless of the University, center or institution in which he provides his services). The Academic Committee of the program will study the curriculum of the supervisor in the company and decide on its suitability as director of the thesis.
In the event that the supervisor in the company finally acts as Director, a tutor or a co-director of the UPV will be required. When the supervisor in the company does not act as director of the thesis a director of the UPV will be required.
Necessity of agreement between the company and UPV
In the event that the industrial research or experimental development project is carried out in collaboration between the University and the company / Administration in which the doctoral student (with a director or co-director of the UPV) serves, an agreement will be signed. of collaboration between the parties. In this agreement will indicate the obligations of the University and the obligations of the company or Public Administration, as well as the selection procedure of the doctorate (Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates the official doctorate teachings ). The agreement will be in force throughout the development of the thesis.
When the direction of the thesis rests solely with a doctor (s) of the company, no collaboration agreement will be required, and the tutor of the UPV will be responsible for ensuring the adequacy of the work developed in the doctoral thesis and the training of the doctoral student. the requirements established in the Doctoral Program.
Development of the thesis
The student, under the supervision of his / her thesis director, will carry out the activities included in the report of the research project, adjusting to the conditions set in the collaboration agreement, if any, requiring the validation of his / her work by the director or director of the thesis and by the tutor. In addition, the student must complete all the processes and academic requirements established in the verification report of the doctoral program to complete his thesis.
If not done in the admission and enrollment process, the doctoral student may request that his / her thesis choose the Industrial Doctorate mention at the latest at the time of requesting the approval of his Research Plan (before the end of the first year since his / her registration ), having to provide the following documentation in a single pdf file:
Evidence of the student's contracting by the company
Report of the industrial research or experimental development project
CV of the supervisor (or director of the thesis) in the company
Collaboration agreement between the company and UPV (if required)
Letter of commitment of the company