The European Doctoral Degree Curriculum in Governance for Sustainably is a high quality study program aimed for preparing future Doctors in the field of economics and social sciences, economics, law and public administration, environmental studies, as well as other related sectors to work on local, national or international level or to offer their work as academic teachers to Universities advanced in social innovations in the field of sustainable development.The Program offers the advanced knowledge in the state of art research as well as in the qualitative and quantitative research methods.
During the four years of the study program PhD students study core courses related to 5 Pillars of science in the field of environmental economics and environmental econometrics, economic and social policy, political stability and regulatory quality, and law, with special reference to legal aspects of public administration.
The Doctoral Program consists of 2main components:
- Core courses and elective courses will provide students with advanced knowledge concerning sustainable development ( semesters: 1st -4th)
- Doctoral Thesis Seminar. Student will write and defend doctoral thesis (semesters: 1st -8th - chosen university)
The knowledge and experience of GAVA doctoral program graduates will enable them to search employment as researchers in governmental and private research institutes, at Universities and Colleges as academic teachers as well as officials at different levels of regional, national and international institutions implementing strategies for sustainable development.
- Master’sDegree with a minimum of 120 ECTS points or an equivalent degree from a recognized University or institution of higher education
- Complete application documents including a personal motivation letter
- Proof of sufficient knowledge of English (TOEFL, IELTS or similar); please talk to the program management for alternatives
The programme is not yet running by the participating institutions; arrangements are being made for the initiation of the GAVA programme.