Direction

The governing bodies of the doctoral programme are the doctoral programme coordinator and the Academic Committee.


Doctoral programme coordinator:

Elena Barberà


Academic Committee for the doctoral programme:

Minguillón, Julià

Vall-llovera, Montse

Barberà, Elena

González, Francesc

Grañena, Gisela

Sangrà, Albert

Sancho, Teresa

Cobarsí, Josep

Thesis direction

The UOC will assign each doctoral student a thesis supervisor. The supervisor, the doctoral student, the tutor and the programme coordinator must sign a doctoral candidate agreement covering the student's doctoral studies. The thesis supervisor must be a OUC faculty member or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience.

The doctoral thesis may be co-supervised by two doctors with documented research experience. If co-supervision is proposed, the two doctors involved must issue the reports required for the Academic Committee to assess and monitor the doctoral student's progress.

The following members of faculty and thesis supervisors are involved in the programme:

Tutors

García, Iolanda
Creus, Amàlia
Duart, Josep M.
Ortoll, Eva
Pérez Navarro, Antoni


Directors

Aguilar, Alícia
Appel, Christine
Badia, Toni
Barberà, Elena
Batista, Enrique E.
Baujard, Corinne
Bautista, Guillermo
Caballé, Santi
Cabrera, Nati
Castellanos, Patricia
Creus, Amàlia
Daradoumis, Atanasi
Dooly, Melinda Ann
Duart, Josep M.
Espasa, Anna
Forés, Anna
García, Iolanda
Gómez Zermeño, Marcela Georgina
Gómez, Beni
González, Carles
Gros, Begoña
Guardia, Lourdes
Guasch, Teresa 
Guitert, Montse
Hampel, Regine
Ion, Georgeta 
Juan, Angel Alejandro
Maina, Marcelo
Mayordomo, Rosa M.
Medina, Francesc Xavier
Minguillón, Julià
Monzo Sánchez, Carles
Morán, José Antonio
Munilla, Glòria 
Ornellas, Adriana
Pérez Navarro, Antoni
Prieto, Josep
Romero, Marc
Romero, Margarida
Romeu, Teresa
Saigí, Francesc 
Sancho, Teresa
Sangrà, Albert
Sanz, Sandra
Torrent, Joan
Vall-llovera, Montse

Doctoral candidate agreement

The doctoral student, thesis supervisor(s), tutor and programme coordinator agree by signing this doctoral candidate agreement to collaborate in producing the research plan, and developing and defending the doctoral thesis.

Additionally, the doctoral student agrees not to reveal any confidential data or information provided to them for their doctoral thesis. Likewise, the doctoral student has the right to be recognized as the holder of the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights, and to appear as a co-author in the works in which they have played an important part.

The doctoral student must take into consideration the ethical implications of their research activities and implement the safeguards necessary to cover any possible implications.

Quality assurance system

The Education and ICT (E-learning) doctoral programme has a series of systems to guarantee the highest levels of quality.

First, the UOC's Scientific Committee for Research and Doctoral Studies - an independent body set up in 2002 and composed of international experts - assesses the University's academic performance, oversees the quality of the doctoral programme, and advises the president on research strategy.

Second, the period of training leading up to the doctoral programme, developed through the university master's degrees run by the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, formed part of the 2011 Audit programme led jointly by the Spanish National Quality and Accreditation Agency (ANECA), the Galician University System Quality Agency (ACSUG) and the Catalan University System Quality Agency (AQU) which was designed to promote development and introduction of internal university programme quality assurance systems.

Third, and finally, as with all other UOC programmes, it forms part of the University's internal quality assurance system, approved by the UOC's Governing Council on 19 June 2009.

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