The Doctorate School of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) was created in response to the Governing Board’s determination to establish UIC Barcelona as the university of reference for training research staff.
In this respect, the creation of doctorate schools by universities, and specifically that of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, is subject to the legal framework of Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January 2011, regulating official doctorate courses; the agreements of the Executive Committee of the Governing Board, and the University Trust; the internal regulations of UIC Barcelona, and the applicable university laws.
The Doctorate School is the academic unit responsible for organising, coordinating and supervising the studies that lead to the award of a doctorate degree at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
The main purpose of UIC’s Doctorate School, within the scope of its management, is to organise the doctorate courses.
The Doctorate School is responsible for the following tasks (Article 2.1-2.2 of the Internal Regulations):
Demonstrating adequate management capability and providing sufficient human and material resources to achieve the objectives of UIC Barcelona and the other universities and institutions involved in running doctoral programmes.
Ensuring that it develops its own doctoral training strategy in connection with the University’s research strategy and, if necessary, those of the public research bodies and other entities and institutions involved.
Working with the relevant official bodies to manage the formalities corresponding to the processes of checking, modifying, monitoring and accrediting the doctoral programmes.
Supervising and ensuring compliance with these internal regulations which govern, among other aspects, the rights and obligations of doctoral candidates, and the composition and functions of the Doctorate Academic Committees.
Establishing the general guidelines and organising the administrative aspects of the teaching and activities that form part of the doctorate course.
Approving and submitting a Best Practices commitment adopted by the School which should be signed by all the members of the School.
Publicising the School’s activities and helping to boost their dissemination locally and internationally.
Establishing an Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) which guarantees the quality of doctoral theses and is responsible for monitoring, reviewing and analysing the progress and results of doctoral programmes while also ensuring their continuous improvement.
Managing the doctoral studies: admission, enrolment, supervision and assessment of the doctoral candidates, submission and defence of the thesis, issuing the doctorate qualification and any other administrative tasks.
Managing the economic and teaching resources assigned to the School.
Defining the doctoral studies administrations schedule.
Any other duties entrusted to it by the Governing Board or other competent bodies, or in accordance with other regulations.
The Doctorate School of UIC Barcelona reports to the Vice-Rector of Research, Innovation and Transference and is managed by the School’s Director and his/her team.