The doctorate programme in Advanced Biotechnology aim to train professional researchers in several fields of biotechnological research and make up a competitive, homogeneous, well structured and high quality offer. The main objective is to prepare students to be able to complete a theoretical, methodological and investigatory training in multidisciplinary Biotechnology, which eventually lead to the elaboration and public defense of a complex, original, and innovative doctoral thesis.
Inter-universitary Academic Comission of the Doctorare Programme (CAPD) will be responsible for the coordination between both Universities to reach the objectives.
Students should have studied a related degree and master, so that their doctoral training will be based on specialized seminars, scientific congresses and research stays abroad, as well as on an intense investigatory training oriented towards the elaboration of the Doctoral Thesis. It is possible to develop the Doctoral Thesis in the investigation groups attached to the Doctorate Programme but also in prestigious research groups external to the Universities of Vigo and Coruña or in associated Research Centers, prior authorisation of the Academic Comission.
The aim of this Doctorate Programme is to create highly qualified professionals to meet the increasing demand by biotechnological companies in Galicia and Spain, researchers able to develop high quality research with worldwide exposure and able to lead research groups and R&D departments of public research centers and private companies in Galicia and Spain.