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Programme:

Environmental Management

Study Cycle: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Faculty: Institute for Environment and Health
Academic year: 2014 / 2015
Title: Doctor of Sciences in Environmental Management
ECTS: 180 (3 years) Accrediation

The study program aims to:

  • Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society;
  • Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems;
  • Scientific Research;

With the completion of PhD studies students acquire 180 ECTS. Their knowledge and skills can be effectively applied in the field of Environmental Management for research purposes. Also, may find employment in Institutions for environmental protection where they can apply their acquired knowledge into practice.

Knowledge and understanding
  • Shows a systematic understanding of the research field and excellent knowledge of research methods and skills within that field according to the highest international standards;
  • Advanced knowledge of the effects of natural processes that take place in the environment;
  • Advanced environmental topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, air pollution;
  • Advanced knowledge on the importance of effective actions to protect and improve the environment.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret, design, apply and adapt essential research subject with scientific integrity;
  • Gives a contribution through original research that transcend the existing boundaries of knowledge, developing new knowledge, in the level of national and international reviewed publications;
  • Knowledge of the environmental, economic and educational processes;
  • Follow-up of scientific world trends.
Making judgement
  • Ability for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, competency assessment;
  • Ability to independently initiate and participate in national and international research networks and events with research integrity;
  • Ability to independently initiate research and development projects that will generate new knowledge and skills for the research field development;
  • Knowledge of advance concepts, strategies and possibilities of their application in solving certain problems in the field of environmental management;
  • Understanding the mutual relationship between the society and the environment.
  • Skills in collection, preparation, analysis and display of environmental data necessary for its management.
Communication skills
  • Communication with colleagues, the wider academic community and society within his/her area of ​​expertise;
  • The skills that will be acquired through these programs can be divided into action skills (intellectual and transferable) and technical skills (practical and knowledge-based);
  • According to the selected program, learning outcomes that students will obtain can be grouped as follows;
Learning skills
  • It is expected to be capable to promote him/herself in academic and professional frameworks and in technological, social or cultural development in a society based on knowledge;
  • Formulate appropriate questions that will lead to successful study and research,
  • Define such fundamental concepts as environment, society, development and technology, and application of local, national and global experience.
  • Develop hypotheses based on balanced information, critical analysis and careful synthesis, and test them against new information, and personal experience and beliefs.

Semester 1

  • [10 ECTS] Research Methodology
    The program goals: - To understand the advanced scientific research debates dedicated to the subject in the chosen field, especially the development of key concepts, epistemological aspects of their research. - To collect relevant research material that will utilize their scientific activities and publicity. - To understand the magnitude of the research process and access to the various methods of scientific research and the same with advanced techniques, to be able to use in scientific and professional activity. With advanced approach to study the relationship between theory and research practice. - To apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their doctoral theses, projects.
  • [10 ECTS] Environmental Law
    This course will provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge of environmental law, starting from international to national law. They will also be provided with opportunities to increase understanding of the international framework, as well as norms and standards on the field of environment, and their implementation and compliance. Thus, environmental law will be taught as an academic discipline, as well as its perspectives and conceptual theoretical and practical problems and concerns that are faced during the process of implementation of the environmental law. The basic aim is to provide students with advanced knowledge on environmental law and develop their knowledge and skills.
  • [10 ECTS] Institutional Position and Cooperation in the Environmental Field
    The course objectives (competences) are: - To develop knowledge and skills on the institutions that have competence in the field of environment, - To understand the institutional network that makes decisions in the field of environment, - To understand the mutual relations and cooperation between institutions in the field of environment, - To be able to analyse decisions in the field of environment and to develop their analytical and critical skills, - To be able to prepare strategic plans and documents in the field of environment, - To conduct independent scientific research work.

Semester 2

  • [10 ECTS] Advanced Concepts in Information Systems
    The study program goals: - Study of advanced concepts from the field and terminology of information systems. Information systems and advanced concepts: hardware, software, networks - E-world: advanced choice for e-business and e-commerce - Evolutionary Processes - To learn more about information systems and advanced technologies that improve business values ​​and different business processes across the organization. - To apply concepts with different management disciplines, during the process of analysis, interpretation, evaluation and decision making. - Understand the redesign process of organizations using information systems. - To describe the role of information systems in decision making. - To consider information security as well as ethical and social questions. - Become familiar with the Internet, electronic commerce (e-commerce) and electronic business (e-business). - Students will be enabled to work on projects, individually or in groups, who by nature can be: case studies, scientific-research projects, development projects or practical work.
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Economics and Environmental Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Sustainable Development and Environment
    • Natural Resources
    • Technological Development and Environment
    • Operations Management
    • Culture and Environmental Awareness
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course 2
    • Economics and Environmental Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Sustainable Development and Environment
    • Natural Resources
    • Technological Development and Environment
    • Operations Management
    • Culture and Environmental Awareness

Semester 3/4

  • [20 ECTS] Preparation and submission of the application for the topic of doctoral dissertation - research
    After the second semester, students begin their activities for the development of the plan on his/her doctoral dissertation. Activities include the definition of literature, defining hypothetical framework, the definition of the work methodology and determination of the individual plan as well as the first public presentation. If necessary, can be held elective courses for this purpose.
  • [10 ECTS] Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report I
    Candidates will submit a list of all seminars attended, which are relevant to their field and/or their research interest at anywhere in the world, on the attached prescribed form to their supervisors for acknowledgement. These seminars should be research in nature. A report should be written by the students in his/her own words for each seminar attended. The report summarizes key points and provides student’s critical assessment. The student is typically required to initiate a discussion with fellow researchers on the topic to help him/her write the report.

  • [10 ECTS] Researching and organizing a workshop for research practice
    Researching and organizing a workshop for research is an integral part of the study program. Candidates will enhance their knowledge, broaden research outlook, and improve thinking and communication skills. Attendance and participation in workshop, together with the related discussions with fellow researchers on topics addressed in the workshop, will aid in the candidate skills of conducting the dissertation.
  • [20 ECTS] Publications
    Publication of research activities under the table relevant to the media for publication. Publication activities and successes of the candidate checked before scientific audience by area and the relevance of the research.

Semester 5

  • [20 ECTS] Presentation of Research Results
    At the end of the 5th semester, after the research activities under the individual plan, overall results of this phase of the paper and the research will be presented publicly by the candidate.
  • [10 ECTS] Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report II
    Candidates will submit a list of all seminars attended, which are relevant to their field and/or their research interest at anywhere in the world, on the attached prescribed form to their supervisors for acknowledgement. These seminars should be research in nature. A report should be written by the students in his/her own words for each seminar attended. The report summarizes key points and provides student’s critical assessment. The student is typically required to initiate a discussion with fellow researchers on the topic to help him/her write the report.

Semester 6

  • [30 ECTS] Doctoral Thesis
    Continuing the work of doctoral dissertation. Submitted thesis (dissertation), accepted by the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty/Institute and submitted to committee members and begins the procedure of public defence.
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