The search for "Sustainable Energy Systems" is to be made under a complex framework characterized by multiple time and spatial scales, that go from the global international level to the sub-national supply and demand levels, and that action should be fostered by different policy instruments based in solid knowledge in multiple fields, including: economic, social, environmental, technological, and policy. Creating and disseminating this knowledge through an advanced education program requires a high level of dedicated effort, which is the focus of this new and innovative Doctoral Program, jointly developed by MIT and Portuguese Universities under the framework of the Sustainable Energy Systems focus area of the MIT-Portugal Program, and that already had two well succeeded editions.
The application to the PHD Program in SES must be made exclusively through the application form that is available at the MIT Portugal website.
The documents required to apply are:
- MIT Portugal Website Application Form
- Candidate CV
- Certificate of your academic qualifications
- Transcript listing all courses and grades achieved
- Two support letters
- Motivation letter
- GRE Exam (optional)
Create new knowledge through training programs (DFA/DEA) and R&D (PhD), promoting innovative product development and technology integration of sustainable energy systems where energy demand is fulfilled with the minimum use of non-renewable natural resources, with consideration of diverse situations across the globe;
Promote new forms of interaction between universities and enterprises, government, and society for the identification and implementation of sustainable energy policies and technology innovations.
Master's degree or equivalent. Students in the final year of a five-year degree or Bologna Master's two-year degree are welcome to apply now;
Fluency in English;
Evaluation of candidates may involve an interview in English.