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Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation

The doctoral programme in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation was launched in the 1989-1990 academic year by combining previous doctoral programmes in Urban Management and Property Valuation, which had been running since the 1986-1987 academic year when new doctoral courses were introduced at the UPC. The experience gained in the first years that the two precursor programmes were offered suggested that it would make sense to combine these two subject areas in a single teaching and research programme in order to streamline the UPC’s offering of doctoral degrees and increase efficiency. Over the last decade, the doctoral programme has been integrating new sensibilities and techniques that affect architecture, planning and regional management. This means working with new disciplines, such as housing policy, urban ecology and environmental management; and new technologies, such as geographic information systems, remote sensing, 3D city modelling, and virtual reality applied to urban and regional analysis.

The programme is organised by the academic staff of the Department of Architectural Technology (with the support of other departments), who come together in the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV) Research Group, a unit whose establishment was approved by the Governing Board of the UPC in 1986. In 1997, the CPSV was recognised as a specific research centre of the University, and the Centre has developed into a postgraduate research and third-cycle training platform with wide experience in basic and applied research. The professors responsible for the doctoral programme were recognised as a consolidated research group by the Catalan Ministry of Universities and Research in 1997, and this status was renewed in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 within the framework of the 1st, 3rd and 4th Research Plans for Catalonia. The group has coordinated the Ecology and City Thematic Network (an initiative of the Catalan Ministry of Universities, Research and the Information Society) and participates in various national and international research platforms.

In 1995, the doctoral programme in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation was recognised with a quality award granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. In 1997, through an ALFA project of the European Union, the programme organisers began preparing an international doctoral degree in the field of urban management and valuation. The programme maintains collaborative relationships with many European universities, with which it has concluded Socrates agreements on credit recognition and academic staff and student exchanges. Specifically, the programme has agreements with Polytechnic University of Turin, the University of Naples Federico II, NOVA University of Lisbon, the University of Coimbra, and the University of Amsterdam. The doctoral programme (the only one in Spain in the field of urban management and valuation) benefits from the collaboration of a number of renowned professors from universities specialising in the subject area it covers. Participating professors are from the following Spanish universities: Carlos III University of Madrid (Department of Administrative Law), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Department of Applied Economics and CREAF), University of Navarra (School of Architecture), Universitat Politècnica de València (Department of Urbanism), Technical University of Madrid (Department of Construction and Urbanism), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Department of Construction), University of the Balearic Islands (Department of Administrative Law), Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Sociology II), University of Alacant (Department of Architectural Construction), and University of Barcelona (Departments of Sociology and Human Geography).

The doctoral programme is also supported by the Architecture, City and Environment Network, in which a number of European and Latin American universities participate, and which publishes the journal Architecture, City & Environment (ISSN 1886-4805, www-cpsv.upc.es/ace/) and organises the annual Virtual City and Territory International Conference.

COORDINATOR

Roca Cladera, Josep

CONTACT

Secretary’s Office for Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
Tel.: 934 011 875
Secretariadoctorat.utgab@upc.edu

Programme website

General information

Access profile

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the doctoral programme, in addition to degrees in architecture and urbanism and in engineering, qualifications in other areas of knowledge – such as economics, sociology, geography, law, ecology and environmental sciences – are considered appropriate entry routes.

With respect to UPC master’s programmes, preference is given to students who have completed a master’s degree in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation or a master's degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) with specialisation in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation. Applications from graduates of other UPC or external master's programmes will also be accepted and considered. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a master's degree (or equivalent) in a subject area related to one of the programme’s research areas, such as urbanism, economics, sociology, geography and law, among others.

In the assessment process, emphasis is also given to certain personal characteristics—namely, an interest in the research projects coordinated and carried out by professors involved in the programme; critical and analytical skills; initiative and perseverance in academic work; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Given that applicants will have a range of different backgrounds, specific criteria will be established to define the basic knowledge they have upon entry to the programme in a standardised way based on their qualifications and place of origin. Accordingly, applicants must complete a standardised curriculum vitae designed by the academic committee for the doctoral programme, which is available at http://www-cpsv.upc.es/MRGVU/#Curriculum.
This document carries significant weight in the assessment process, particularly in the case of applicants whose entrance qualification is not a UPC master’s degree. It is therefore very important that applicants complete it correctly.

It is considered important and necessary that applicants have a basic knowledge of the key subject areas the doctoral programme is concerned with; namely, urban management, property or urban valuation, spatial and urban planning, the environment and ICT. Students who do not have sufficient knowledge of one or more of these areas will be required to complete bridging courses if admitted.

When an application has been received in the system (and prior to the assessment process), the Postgraduate Course Coordination Unit of the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV) will notify applicants that they must complete the standardised CV document. Applicants will be provided with detailed instructions and information regarding the specific admission and assessment criteria that apply and their weighting.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, doctoral students must demonstrate the following competencies:
a) Have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields.
b) Have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of knowledge that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community.
c) Have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, to which they are able to apply their contributions, knowledge and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they are working.
d) Have developed sufficient autonomy to initiate, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer.
e) Have shown that they are capable of carrying out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity.
f) Have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are capable of making advances of a cultural, social or technological nature and promoting innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society.
g) Have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of knowledge and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

8

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Architectural Technology (PROMOTORA)
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://etsab.upc.edu/en/studies/doctoral-programmes

CONTACT:

Secretary’s Office for Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
Tel.: 934 011 875
Secretariadoctorat.utgab@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

Socrates agreements are in effect with the University of Amsterdam, the University of Naples Federico II, NOVA University of Lisbon, Polytechnic University of Turin, and the University of Coimbra.

The programme actively promotes the mobility of member of the doctoral community by establishing contacts with these and other universities according to the area of specialisation for each doctoral thesis. Specific collaborations with these institutions are established to facilitate research stays by doctoral students.
Programme organisers also participate in the search for financial resources to support stays abroad. These stays have led to graduates of the programme being awarded European Doctorate mentions.

In addition to collaborative relationships with other universities under Socrates agreements (covering credit recognition and academic staff and student exchange), the doctoral programme (the only one in Spain in the field of urban management and valuation) benefits from the collaboration of renowned professors from the following Spanish universities:

Carlos III University of Madrid (Department of Administrative Law)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Department of Applied Economics and CREAF)
Universitat Politècnica de València (Department of Urbanism)
Technical University of Madrid (Department of Construction and Urbanism)
University of the Balearic Islands (Department of Administrative Law)
Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Sociology II)
University of Granada (Department of Architectural Construction).

Students of the doctoral programme who wish to obtain the European Doctorate mention also complete stays abroad at universities other than those with which Socrates agreements are in effect, including UCLouvain (Belgium) and the Vienna University of Technology (Austria), among others.

The programme is also enriched by the participation of foreign and national PhD holders, both under its own collaboration agreements and within the framework of programmes that provide mobility grants for doctoral degrees which have been recognised with quality awards. Notable among these participants are:

Dr António José Pais Antunes. University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Dr Agustín de Asís. Carlos III University, Getafe, Spain.
Dr Adriana Olivares. University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr Daniel González Romero. University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr Pedro Abramo. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dr Héctor Gaete. University of the Bío-Bío, Chile.
Dr Geoffrey Caruso. UCLouvain, Belgium.
Dr Jean-Paul Loborie. University of Toulouse–Le Mirail, France.
Dr Jesús Leal Maldonado. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Dr Jorge Malheiros. NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr José António Pereira Tenedorio. NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr Mario Cerasoli. Roma Tre University, Italy.
Dr Marina Bravi. Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.
Dr Riccardo Roscelli. Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.
Dr Rudolf Giffinger. Vienna University of Technology, Austria.


The programme also has the support of the Architecture, City and Environment (ACE) Network, which, in addition to European universities, includes Latin American universities such as the University of the Bío-Bío (Chile), the University of Guadalajara (Mexico), Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexico), and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The ACE Network, through the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV), also publishes the journal ACE, Architecture, City & Environment (ISSN 1886-4805, www-cpsv.upc.es/ace) and organises the Virtual City and Territory International Conference. The involvement of the CPSV in the conference is a significant advantage for students of the programme, who can obtain various internal grants to present papers at and attend this annual event.

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the doctoral programme, in addition to degrees in architecture and urbanism and in engineering, qualifications in other areas of knowledge – such as economics, sociology, geography, law, ecology and environmental sciences – are considered appropriate entry routes.

With respect to UPC master’s programmes, preference is given to students who have completed a master’s degree in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation or a master's degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) with specialisation in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation. Applications from graduates of other UPC or external master's programmes will also be accepted and considered. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a master's degree (or equivalent) in a subject area related to one of the programme’s research areas, such as urbanism, economics, sociology, geography and law, among others.

In the assessment process, emphasis is also given to certain personal characteristics—namely, an interest in the research projects coordinated and carried out by professors involved in the programme; critical and analytical skills; initiative and perseverance in academic work; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Given that applicants will have a range of different backgrounds, specific criteria will be established to define the basic knowledge they have upon entry to the programme in a standardised way based on their qualifications and place of origin. Accordingly, applicants must complete a standardised curriculum vitae designed by the academic committee for the doctoral programme, which is available at http://www-cpsv.upc.es/MRGVU/#Curriculum.
This document carries significant weight in the assessment process, particularly in the case of applicants whose entrance qualification is not a UPC master’s degree. It is therefore very important that applicants complete it correctly.

It is considered important and necessary that applicants have a basic knowledge of the key subject areas the doctoral programme is concerned with; namely, urban management, property or urban valuation, spatial and urban planning, the environment and ICT. Students who do not have sufficient knowledge of one or more of these areas will be required to complete bridging courses if admitted.

When an application has been received in the system (and prior to the assessment process), the Postgraduate Course Coordination Unit of the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV) will notify applicants that they must complete the standardised CV document. Applicants will be provided with detailed instructions and information regarding the specific admission and assessment criteria that apply and their weighting.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

When applicants pre-enrol, following the assessment and acceptance of their applications by the academic committee for the doctoral programme, they must submit the following documents in digital format:

• Identity document.
• Academic record for the applicant’s bachelor's or pre-EHEA degree.
• Professional qualification.
• Academic record for a master's programme.
• Master’s degree.
• Curriculum vitae (standardised CV).
• Research proposal or plan.
• Annexed documents (as each applicant deems appropriate).

The academic committee for the doctoral programme has set a number of additional admission requirements.

The admission criteria for the doctoral programme were modified when official university master’s programmes were introduced. Applicants must have obtained the required 60 ECTS postgraduate credits, hold a master's degree, and be graduates of a related bachelor’s degree course.

The following specific admission criteria apply:
• The following degrees qualify students for direct admission to the doctoral programme: the master’s degree in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation (discontinued) and the master's degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch), specialisation in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation. Students who hold one of these degrees will not need to complete any bridging courses. However, if the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, applications will be prioritised based on applicants’ results on the master's degree completed and their personal characteristics, which the members of the academic committee will be familiar with as a result of them having completed master’s studies at the UPC.
• Official degrees awarded following completion of a foreign master's programme similar to one of those specified above and master’s degrees in related areas will qualify applicants for direct admission (subject to assessment of the content of the programme in question by the academic committee). Applicants with such qualifications may be required to complete bridging courses if admitted.
• Applicants must also submit a research project, which will be assessed by the academic committee. Applicants who do not submit a research project will not be admitted. It is important to indicate that this project will be worked on by the doctoral student, together with their tutor and thesis supervisor, before it is formally presented to the selection committee.

In the assessment process, specific weighting criteria are also defined to prioritise applicants for admission to the programme:
• Academic record, with particular attention to the mark obtained on the master's degree (weighting: 25%).
• Soundness of the research project proposed to the selection committee (weighting: 25%).
• Research experience as indicated by articles published in scientific journals and conference papers (weighting: 20%)
• Competitive grants previously obtained and international mobility prospects (weighting: 10%).
• Personal contact through questionnaires and face-to-face, telephone or virtual interviews (weighting: 10%).
• Other relevant points: knowledge of languages commonly used in the scientific community, motivation, teaching experience, etc. (weighting: 10%).

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In such cases, the committee will keep track of the bridging courses completed and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.

Students who have not completed the master’s degree in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation or the master's degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) with specialisation in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation will be assessed by the academic committee for the doctoral programme, which will decide whether to admit such applicants after assessing their bachelor's degree, master’s degree (entrance qualification), marks and research plan. If admitted, these students may be required to complete bridging courses carrying up to 45 ECTS credits. Any bridging courses required will be compulsory or optional subjects offered within the framework of the master's degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch), specialisation in Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation. 

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

First enrolment will take place after admission decisions are issued if this happens after the general enrolment period.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

In the first half of October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 288.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Mobility.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional.


Activity: Tutorial records.

Hours: 50.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Specific courses.
Hours: 50.
Type: optional. Students are recommended and encouraged to take at least one specific course for each year they spend working on their doctoral thesis. 


Activity: Tutored research seminars.
Hours: 36.
Type: optional. Students are recommended and encouraged to participate in at least one research seminar for each year they spend working on their doctoral thesis. 


Activity: Research process seminar.
Hours: 18.
Type: compulsory. At least two are held each semester. In these seminars, doctoral students make presentations to the academic committee for the doctoral programme on how their doctoral research is progressing. Students must prepare a 15-minute presentation and an A3 poster that focuses on the key points of their presentation. Posters prepared by participating students will be displayed during the activity.

Activity: Thematic seminars.

Hours: 50.
Type: optional. Students are recommended and encouraged to participate in at least one thematic seminar for each year they spend working on their doctoral thesis. 

Activity: Workshops.
Hours: 50.
Type: optional. Students are recommended and encouraged to participate in at least one workshop each year. 

Activity: Research stays.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional. Students are encouraged to complete a stay at a research centre abroad in order to obtain an International Doctorate mention.

Activity: Attendance of conferences.
Hours: 27.
Type: optional. Students are encouraged to attend and present papers at national and international conferences. The purpose of this activity is for students to present partial results of the research they are working on. The presentation of a paper at the Virtual City and Territory International Conference – organised by the Architecture, City and Environment (ACE) Network, of which the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV) is a founding member – is compulsory.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 1.
Publication of partial and final results of the thesis in specialised scientific journals, preferably with a high impact factor (JCR index). Students must submit at least one article to the ACE journal (published by the CPSV) for review.
1 annual publication

Activity: Training in information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Type: optional. 

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Type: optional. 

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Type: optional. 

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Type: optional.


Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.
Type: compulsory.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

Secretary’s Office for Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
Doctoral students have access to a team of administrative staff that provide support to doctoral programmes in architecture offered by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB).
The Secretary's Office deals with processes related to pre-enrolment, enrolment, thesis reception, and any administrative matters that affect doctoral students during their studies. The unit (secretariadoctorat.utgab@upc.edu), which has a staff of five, also provides information on cross-disciplinary and specific activities aimed at programme participants.


Postgraduate Course Coordination Unit of the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV)
This unit of the CPSV (cpsv.info@upc.edu) provides internal support to the doctoral programme. It is staffed by an academic coordinator and an administrative support person. Its functions include coordinating academic activities linked to the programme (e.g. research process seminars), disseminating other activities, communicating internal information, and supporting doctoral students. In terms of administration, the unit is also responsible for coordinating tutorial meetings between students and their tutors and/or other professors involved in the programme.

Workspaces and facilities of the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV)

Doctoral students have access to a workspace on the premises of the CPSV (located on the North Campus of the UPC). In addition to a library with specialised documentation in the thematic and research areas covered by the doctoral programme (books, journals, theses, research documents, etc.), this space has two workstations with desktop computers, high-resolution screens and specialised software (GIS and statistical analysis software and other tools).
There are also six workstations (all networked) where students can work with laptops. Students also have access to copying equipment (scanner, photocopier, etc.) and various stationery items. The premises are staffed by two employees who provide administrative support to doctoral students.


Doctoral classroom of the Department of Architectural Technology I (CAI)
On the basement floor of the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), there is a classroom for exclusive use by the programme. The space is equipped with 42 chairs with arms and four large tables for meetings or group work. The classroom also has a computer for making presentations, with a projection system, sound and board (traditional and whiteboard). Other conventional projection equipment is available, and the classroom has a network connection. Copying equipment (scanner, photocopier, etc.) and various stationery items are also available.


Virtual City Modelling Lab (LMVC)
Another space where students can work and request assistance with technical issues related to information technologies applied to regional and urban analysis is the Virtual City Modelling Lab (LMVC) (http://www.wix.com/lmvc_cpsv/lmvc), an initiative of the CPSV, with the support of the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) and the Department of Architectural Technology. The LMVC’s main objective is to work on new spatial analysis technologies, regional management, and representation of urbanism and architecture within the framework of two priority research areas: 3D virtual modelling of regions, urbanism, architecture and archaeology; and urban and regional analysis using geographic information systems (GIS).

In the field of virtual representation, the laboratory benefits from the collaboration of the Virtual Reality Centre of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. This relationship has facilitated the introduction of 3D models of urban environments in Barcelona into immersive virtual reality systems such as Computer Animated Virtual Environment (CAVE) and their stereoscopic projection in systems such as Workbench-type tables. In recent years, the LMVC has also worked on laser scanner survey techniques to obtain point clouds that can be used to develop high-resolution 3D models of urban environments and existing buildings and in the virtual reconstruction of heritage sites.

Since the laboratory was established, significant advances have been made in the field of virtual representation, and virtual models of various cities have been developed in an effort to optimise methodologies, particularly with regard to post-processing of point clouds to obtain models. In the context of the LMVC, in 2004 this work led to the idea of organising the Virtual City and Territory International Conference (CTV), which has become an annual event.

One of its main aims of the laboratory is to provide training and specialised support to doctoral students in the use of new technologies, GIS, remote sensing and 3D laser scanner data. To this end, it has six high-capacity workstations (three of which are available for use by doctoral students), four 3D laser scanners and specialised software. The lab also has a staff of two specialists who can provide technical assistance. The workstations have a network connection. Students also have access to copying equipment (scanner, photocopier, etc.) and various stationery items.


Participation in competitively funded research projects
Doctoral students have opportunities to participate in competitively funded research areas and projects carried out by the CPSV – a valuable learning experience. Students (especially those who have obtained competitive grants) are encouraged to actively participate in various projects with competitive public funding that professors on the doctoral programme coordinate or are involved in. In the last five years, five basic research projects have been obtained – in the 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (2) and 2011 (1) calls. A scientific and technological project classified as “unique and strategic” was also obtained in the 2006 call, and an INNPACTO Programme project in the 2011 call. All of these projects were awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (now the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness). The CPSV was also awarded a project through the Avanza R&D sub-programme of the call for proposals for the 2009 Strategic Action for Telecommunications and the Information Society (Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade); two projects through the Interuniversity Cooperation and Scientific Research Programme; two projects through the Commission of the European Communities; and one project through the Spanish Ministry of Development, within the framework of the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008–2011, among others. This makes a total of 14 competitively funded national projects in the last six years, to say nothing of various European projects. Information on all of these projects and details of the lines of work and research projects currently being pursued can be found in the research section of the Centre for Land Valuation Policy (CPSV) website (http://www.upc.edu/cpsv/indexrecerca.htm).

Visiting professors with competitive funding for mobility
As explained in the background section, the programme is also enriched by the participation of foreign and national PhD holders, both under its own collaboration agreements and within the framework of programmes that provide mobility grants for doctoral degrees that have been recognised with quality awards. Notable scholars from abroad who have participated in the programme include:
Dr António José Pais Antunes. University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Dr Daniel González Romero. University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr Geoffrey Caruso. UCLouvain, Belgium.
Dr Jean-Paul Loborie. University of Toulouse–Le Mirail, France.
Dr Jorge Malheiros. NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr José António Pereira Tenedorio. NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr Luigi Fusco Girard. University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
Dr Marina Bravi. Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.
Dr Patrizia Lombardi. Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.
Dr Riccardo Roscelli. Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.
Dr Rudolf Giffinger. Vienna University of Technology, Austria.


In the last five years, five to six applications have been submitted in each annual call for mobility funding; 80% to 83% of these applications were successful.


Travel grants
Thanks to student participation in competitively funded projects and collaboration with public administrations and companies on research contracts (all managed by the Centre for Land Valuation Policy), the programme is able to provide two annual travel grants to partially or fully cover research stays by students at institutions abroad for the purpose of obtaining an international Doctorate mention.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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List of lodged theses

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List of defended theses by year

  • AGUIRRE NÚÑEZ, CARLOS ANDRÉS: Influencia de los subcentros metropolitanos en la estructura de los valores Inmobiliarios y nuevos métodos de identificación de centralidades
    Author: AGUIRRE NÚÑEZ, CARLOS ANDRÉS
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN URBAN AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION
    Department: Department of Architectural Technology (TA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 19/01/2021
    Thesis director: MARMOLEJO DUARTE, CARLOS RAMIRO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ROCA CLADERA, JOSE NICASIO
         SECRETARI: MARTÍ CIRIQUIAN, PABLO
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: OLIVARES GONZALEZ, ADRIANA INES
    Thesis abstract: The Monocentric model of urban structure, characterized by a clear dominance of the CBD (central business district) in terms of concentration of employment and activity, flourished the main theories of the urban economy, such as offered rent (bid rent), which establishes a relationship of inverse proportionality (trade-off) between the rent that the locators are willing to transfer to the ground, and the cost of transportation. The locations closest to the CBD are those whose soils receive the most rent. The current paradigm of metropolitan urban systems is abysmally far from this, meanwhile: a) the CBD does not usually concentrate the largest amount of metropolitan employment, and b) the rest of the employment is either dispersed or agglomerated in sub-centers.The research discusses the methods of identification and validation of these as territories with a remarkable centrality in the territory, and subsequently, establishing measures of the impact of these centralities on urban values, such as land prices, housing prices, indicators mobility and CO2 production.The research problem arises from the heterogeneity of analysis methods of the sub-centrality and also from the dependence, of one of the main currents, of the labor density as a central element of analysis. In this logic, this agenda also questioned and developed different synthetic measures of this labor density. The main objective of this doctoral thesis is to evaluate proposals for methods of identification of sub-centers, applying them to the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona, considering the different density measures.The hypothesis raised in the research is whether labor density as a synthetic measure can be more efficient compared to its traditional measurement, together with a discussion about the different methods, it allows improving the identification of sub-centers in a metropolitan environment.The methodology used in the analysis is: 1) to test different identification approaches to sub-centers in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona 2) to design and test different validation conditions of these sub-centers; 3) Rescue based on measures and indicators the effects of this sub-centrality on real estate values, CO2 production, land use, among other factors.The results lead that the most robust subcentre selection method turns out to be the construction of a monocentrality curve through a regression, analyzing the positive residuals and placing a threshold (1 standard deviation), to identify worker density emergencies, which are subsequently validated based on the definition of a sub-center with at least 3 components, mobility, prices and impact on the density of workers, CO2 production and land use.In addition, different approaches to the delimitation of metropolitan areas were tested, applying these to the identification of emergencies or concentrations of workers in 7 Spanish metropolitan areas, which constitutes a secondary line of work, but convergent with the main research agenda.The results are synthesized in two lines, the first corresponds to the proposal of a methodology for the identification of sub-centers, which includes the formation of new synthetic measures of labor density. Of these the Composite Density, as a synthetic measure, improves the identification conditions for the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and Madrid. Vectorial Density, which is synthesized by considering a vector between the components of the traditional one, proves its effectiveness in explaining real estate values, such as house prices, CO2 production and urban land use, in the case of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona.

  • VALDIVIA GUTIÉRREZ, BLANCA ALEXANDRA: La ciudad cuidadora. Calidad de vida urbana desde una perspectiva feminista
    Author: VALDIVIA GUTIÉRREZ, BLANCA ALEXANDRA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN URBAN AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION
    Department: Department of Architectural Technology (TA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 27/01/2021
    Thesis director: GARCIA ALMIRALL, MARIA PILAR | MUXI MARTINEZ, ZAIDA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MARMOLEJO DUARTE, CARLOS RAMIRO
         SECRETARI: PÉREZ OROZCO, AMAIA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: TUMMERS, LIDEWIJ CHANTAL
    Thesis abstract: The goal of this thesis is to evaluate from a feminist perspective whether the quality of life in urban spaces is equal for women and menThe research method is based on a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative bibliographic techniques, which have been developed in different phases and with different objectives, in order to analyse the object of study in depth from different approaches and focuses.The research combines a macro and a micro approach. The macro approach critically analyses the notion of quality of life and the studies that have been carried out in this field. The result of this analysis is that, in most of cases, the quality of life does not incorporate a gender perspective, and therefore women¿s everyday life problems in the city are not taken into account. Furthermore, the very definition of quality of life contains an androcentric bias because it does not incorporate fundamental aspects of people's everyday lives, such as care, the asymmetric distribution of time and tasks or gender-based violence.Gender is as a relational and symbolic category present in all social constructions. This means that it is reflected in the quality of life as a concept, which is framed within a subjective scale of values. And it is also reflected in the city, as a social construction resulting from power structures that establish hierarchies and priorities.This dissertation proposes an alternative definition of urban quality of life, which includes the diversity of people's experiences and makes social inequalities visible. This conceptualisation is based on everyday life, incorporating gender as a structuring category.From a micro scale, the quality of life in the territory is specified, evaluating whether the urban environments provide adequate physical support to women and men¿s everyday life activities.The empirical part is articulated through a case study, developed in the neighbourhoods of Camp de l'Arpa and Besós and Maresme in Barcelona. First, through a survey, this thesis provides primary data on the quality of life of women and men in relation to their everyday life activities and perceptions in their neighbourhoods. Second, each context is evaluated through the parameters of feminist urban planning, and focusing on the three key aspects identified in the survey: mobility, care and perception of safety.Based on the data obtained in the case study, a system of non-androcentric quality of life indicators has been developed. These indicators identify the elements of everyday life that lead to greater gender inequalities and relates them to the characteristics of the urban environment.The thesis provides a detailed picture of women and men¿s everyday life in two specific areas of the city of Barcelona, identifying the main aspects to be improved both through public policies and social movements and non-profit organizations.In conclusion, to achieve a better quality of life in the city for everyone, I propose a new urban paradigm, the caring city, that it is a city that takes care of us, let us to take care of ourselves, allows us to take care of other people and takes care of the environment.

Last update: 27/02/2021 06:02:46.

Theses related publications

AUTHOR:VALLS DALMAU, FRANCISCO
Title:Digital Traces and Urban Research: Barcelona Through Social Media Data.
Reading date:14/06/2019
Director:ROCA CLADERA, JOSE NICASIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Valls, F.; Roca, J. (2019). Identificación de puntos de interés turístico a través de datos de redes sociales.

AUTHOR:NORTE PINTO, NUNO EDUARDO
Title:MULTI-SCALE INTEGRATED CELLULAR MODELLING FOR THE STUDY OF URBAN CHANGE PHENOMENA.
Reading date:12/09/2016
Director:ROCA CLADERA, JOSE NICASIO
Co-director:PAIS ANTÚNES, ANTÓNIO JOSE
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Norte, N.; Pais, A.; Roca, J. (2017). Applicability and calibration of an irregular cellular automata model for land use change. - Computers, environment and urban systems , ISSN: 0198-9715 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.724; Quartil: Q1)

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
02/06/202030/09/2020Elaboració d'un estudi tècnic sobre la reducció de la taxa de les terrassesAjuntament de Barcelona
01/06/202031/05/2022Herramienta de planificación espacial y urbana extrema para episodios de olas de calor e inundaciones repentinas. Construyendo la resiliencia para ciudades y regionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2024Allende los EPC. Requerimientos, potencial y riesgos de las hipotecas de eficiencia energética en la promoción residencial eficiente e impacto de los nZEB en los valoresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
04/03/202030/09/2020AIXECAMENT AMB ESCÀNER LÀSER TERRESTRE DE LES PLACES DE FREDERIC MARESINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
29/01/202031/05/2020Aixecament fotogramètric de l'immoble del carrer Còrsega núm. 259/'Casa Enric Llorens/' relatiu a les sales declarades d'espai protegit per patrimoni.ADUNA DIRECTORSHIP SL
11/12/201928/02/2020Estudi i elaboració del mapa aplicable a l’actualització dels valorsbàsics de l’ocupació de l’espai públic de Barcelona.Ajuntament de Barcelona
15/11/201914/02/2020Assistència Tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1, 2 i 4 de Can BagariaAjuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat
15/11/201931/12/2019Assistència tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1,2 i 4 de Can Bagaria.AJUNTAMENT CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT
23/10/201928/02/2020Contrato de apoyo técnico para la realización de la valoración actualizada del inmueble situado en una finca calificada de equipamiento 7@1 en el “Plan especial de ordenación y Concreción de usos delHEVF DIAGONAL 177 SLU
01/06/201931/03/2020Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d'alta vulnerabilitat socio residencialCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
08/05/201931/08/2019Aixecament amb Escàner Làser de la Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el GranINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
01/03/201930/11/2019Barcelona Ecotech-mobility house: taller de projectes arquitectònics i urbanisme sobre el futur de la Seat-Mobility house a la Barcelona Metropolitana”.FUNDACIO C INNOVACIO I TEC CIT UPC
14/01/201913/01/2021Patrocini per la recerca en relació a/'Sistemes Domòtics aplicats al Projecte Residencial/'GIRA IBERICA SL
01/01/201931/12/2021Indicadores socio-espaciales para la mejora del parque habitacional en zonas vulnerables. Criterios de actuación en los casos de las Áreas Metropolitanas de Barcelona y BilbaoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/09/201831/12/2019Estudi participatiu per a intervencions estratègiques a GD al sistema d’EC”Ajuntament de Barcelona
02/05/201801/07/2018Estudio de mercado de uso hotelero y residencial en el ámbito de competencia del mercado del Plan Parcial de BellverCabre-Alegret SL
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U018 Estudi participatiu per a intervencions estratègiques al barri G. Dimitrov per a la millora del sistema/xarxa d'espais col·lectiusAjuntament de Barcelona; Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
22/02/201821/02/2019Caracterització del valor de la utilitat de l'aprofitament especial del domini públic per als vehicles de mobilitat personal (VMP).Ajuntament de Barcelona
14/02/201813/02/2019Elaboració d'un model trimensional de les façanes de la Plaça de Rei i de la planimetria CAD corresponent a escala 1:100.INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
10/12/201709/03/2018Elaboración de un estudio sobre los informes emitidos por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona en relación a la adecuación de un proyecto arquitectónico a las condicionantes urbanísticas del PGM de BarcelonaPanificio Artesanía y Nutrición SLU
30/10/201731/03/2018Actualització de l'Aplicació Barcino 3D para Ipad i IphoneINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
15/10/201714/10/2020Integrative Multidisciplinary People-centered Architectural Qualification & TrainingEuropean Commission
27/07/201730/06/2018Aixecament amb Escàner làser terrestre de l'interior de la Foneria Casa Parés.Ajuntament de Barcelona
05/04/201731/12/2017Realització d'un estudi de Preadiagnosi de l'estat de l'edificació residencial d'edificis en els àmbits d'acusada vulnerabilitat de la ciutat de Barcelona.FOMENT DE CIUTAT VELLA, S.A.
01/04/201731/12/2017PREDIAGNOSI DE L’EDIFICACIÓ RESIDENCIAL EN ELS ÀMBITS DE VULNERABILITAT DE LA CIUTAT DE BARCELONAAjuntament de Barcelona
29/03/201730/06/2017Valoració de l'immoble de l'Av.Icària, 15 de BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona
24/03/201731/12/2017Elaboració d'un model tridimensional de les Voltes RomàniquesINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
30/12/201629/12/2020Gamificación para la enseñanza del diseño urbano y la integración en ella de la participación ciudadana 3.0MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201631/12/2020Observatorio de Espacios Escénicos: Cartografía teatral: EspañaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
12/12/201630/04/2017Recerca sobre l'evolució arquitectònica del Palau Reial de Barcelona.Elaboració d'un model tridimensional dels interiors de l'Avantcambra i la Capella Reial.INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
20/10/201631/01/2017Valoració d'una concessió administrativa a Santa Coloma de GramanetAJUNTAMENT STA.COLOMA DE GRAMENET
14/10/201631/03/2017Estudi i detecció d'àmbits de vulnerabilitat residencial a Barcelona.FOMENT DE CIUTAT VELLA, S.A.
02/05/201602/11/2016Estudi de caracterització i avaluació de terrasses en l'espai públicINST.MUNIC.PAISATGE URBÀ I QUALITAT
01/01/201630/11/2019Desarrollo y aplicación de herramientas avanzadas para la evaluación, prevención y gestión del riesgo sísmico.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2019La isla de calor urbana: Efectos en el cambio climático y modelado para estrategias de planeamiento territorial y urbano. Aplicación a la región metropolitana de BarcelonaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/03/2020¿Cuánto nos importa la calificación energética? Un análisis del nivel de comprensión de los EPC, confianza percibida e impacto sobre las preferencias y valores residencialesMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
04/12/201530/04/2019Realització d'un aixecament científic de la Façana del Naixement de la Sagrada FamíliaTEMPLE EXPIATORI SAGRADA FAMILIA
16/11/201510/12/2015Realización de tres estudios de mercado de los inmuebles de uso comercial, uso oficinas y uso industrial en el ámbito territorial del municipio de BarcelonaMIN.HACIENDA Y ADMINIST. PÚBLIQUES
30/06/201530/11/2016Contract of international student urban design competition for Shanghai Railway Station areaSHANGHAI INTERNAT.TENDERING CO.LTD
01/06/201531/07/2015Realització d'un estudi de caire immobiliari a l'àmbit del Pla del Delta del LlobregatBARCELONA REG. A.M.D.U.I., S.A.
10/02/201510/02/2016Estudi polítiques d'habitatge dutes a terme en diferents ciutats europees i del mónPATRONAT MUNIC. DE L'HABITATGE
28/01/201528/01/2016Redacció del document/'Habitatge buit i altres actuacions anòmales del parc d'habitatge. Diagnosi i estratègies d'actuació/' del municipi de Molins de ReiDiputació de Barcelona
01/01/201530/12/2017La millora de les condicions d'habitabilitat i la reducció de la demanda energètica en grans conjunts residencials de l'Àrea Metropolitana de BarcelonaInstitut d'Estudis Catalans

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
02/06/202030/09/2020Elaboració d'un estudi tècnic sobre la reducció de la taxa de les terrassesAjuntament de Barcelona
01/06/202031/05/2022Herramienta de planificación espacial y urbana extrema para episodios de olas de calor e inundaciones repentinas. Construyendo la resiliencia para ciudades y regionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2024Allende los EPC. Requerimientos, potencial y riesgos de las hipotecas de eficiencia energética en la promoción residencial eficiente e impacto de los nZEB en los valoresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
04/03/202030/09/2020AIXECAMENT AMB ESCÀNER LÀSER TERRESTRE DE LES PLACES DE FREDERIC MARESINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
29/01/202031/05/2020Aixecament fotogramètric de l'immoble del carrer Còrsega núm. 259/'Casa Enric Llorens/' relatiu a les sales declarades d'espai protegit per patrimoni.ADUNA DIRECTORSHIP SL
11/12/201928/02/2020Estudi i elaboració del mapa aplicable a l’actualització dels valorsbàsics de l’ocupació de l’espai públic de Barcelona.Ajuntament de Barcelona
15/11/201914/02/2020Assistència Tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1, 2 i 4 de Can BagariaAjuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat
15/11/201931/12/2019Assistència tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1,2 i 4 de Can Bagaria.AJUNTAMENT CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT
23/10/201928/02/2020Contrato de apoyo técnico para la realización de la valoración actualizada del inmueble situado en una finca calificada de equipamiento 7@1 en el “Plan especial de ordenación y Concreción de usos delHEVF DIAGONAL 177 SLU
01/06/201931/03/2020Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d'alta vulnerabilitat socio residencialCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
08/05/201931/08/2019Aixecament amb Escàner Làser de la Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el GranINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
01/03/201930/11/2019Barcelona Ecotech-mobility house: taller de projectes arquitectònics i urbanisme sobre el futur de la Seat-Mobility house a la Barcelona Metropolitana”.FUNDACIO C INNOVACIO I TEC CIT UPC
14/01/201913/01/2021Patrocini per la recerca en relació a/'Sistemes Domòtics aplicats al Projecte Residencial/'GIRA IBERICA SL
01/01/201931/12/2021Indicadores socio-espaciales para la mejora del parque habitacional en zonas vulnerables. Criterios de actuación en los casos de las Áreas Metropolitanas de Barcelona y BilbaoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/09/201831/12/2019Estudi participatiu per a intervencions estratègiques a GD al sistema d’EC”Ajuntament de Barcelona
02/05/201801/07/2018Estudio de mercado de uso hotelero y residencial en el ámbito de competencia del mercado del Plan Parcial de BellverCabre-Alegret SL
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U018 Estudi participatiu per a intervencions estratègiques al barri G. Dimitrov per a la millora del sistema/xarxa d'espais col·lectiusAjuntament de Barcelona; Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
22/02/201821/02/2019Caracterització del valor de la utilitat de l'aprofitament especial del domini públic per als vehicles de mobilitat personal (VMP).Ajuntament de Barcelona
14/02/201813/02/2019Elaboració d'un model trimensional de les façanes de la Plaça de Rei i de la planimetria CAD corresponent a escala 1:100.INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
10/12/201709/03/2018Elaboración de un estudio sobre los informes emitidos por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona en relación a la adecuación de un proyecto arquitectónico a las condicionantes urbanísticas del PGM de BarcelonaPanificio Artesanía y Nutrición SLU
30/10/201731/03/2018Actualització de l'Aplicació Barcino 3D para Ipad i IphoneINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
15/10/201714/10/2020Integrative Multidisciplinary People-centered Architectural Qualification & TrainingEuropean Commission
27/07/201730/06/2018Aixecament amb Escàner làser terrestre de l'interior de la Foneria Casa Parés.Ajuntament de Barcelona
05/04/201731/12/2017Realització d'un estudi de Preadiagnosi de l'estat de l'edificació residencial d'edificis en els àmbits d'acusada vulnerabilitat de la ciutat de Barcelona.FOMENT DE CIUTAT VELLA, S.A.
01/04/201731/12/2017PREDIAGNOSI DE L’EDIFICACIÓ RESIDENCIAL EN ELS ÀMBITS DE VULNERABILITAT DE LA CIUTAT DE BARCELONAAjuntament de Barcelona
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Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

Validation

Monitoring

Accreditation

Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

Indicators

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