Quality policy of the doctoral school

The Doctoral School's mission is to guarantee the quality of doctoral studies in its areas of knowledge (Architecture, Urbanism and Building Construction, Sciences, Civil Engineering, ICT Engineering and Industrial Engineering) and promote the generation of innovative knowledge that serves society. It aims to become an international benchmark in research training.

Below are the goals of the quality policy of the Doctoral School (2023-2025), approved by agreement of the School Board on January 17, 2023:

  • To provide doctoral candidates with education focused on excellence in a research environment with top-level scientific infrastructure. 

  • To promote scientific research of excellence and its transfer to society, promoting collaborations of the university's research units (research groups and institutes) with strategic sectors of high social, economic and technological impact.

  • To foster the international mobility of doctoral candidates, as well as teaching staff, by setting up alliances with other institutions and international organisations that enable the exchange and transfer of knowledge. 

  • To give maximum visibility and dissemination to doctoral theses produced at the UPC—a key element of its research valorisation strategy—with the aim of attracting national and international talent. 

  • To support and train its academic and administrative staff in their activities and functions and foster their professional development. 

  • To promote continuous improvement strategies to guarantee the quality of the university's doctoral programmes and achieve excellence. 

  • To ensure that the Doctoral School's Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIQ) is applied, revised periodically and adapted to changes in needs and circumstances. 

  • To endeavour to make the Doctoral School's Quality Policy available and known to stakeholders and gain their approval.

The Doctoral School's directors pledge to devote all its technical, economic and human resources to following these lines in accordance with the Internal Quality Assurance System. 

Achievement of quality objectives

In accordance with the process SP.164.01 Definition of quality policy and objectives, the following report has been drawn up and approved:

Report on the achievement of the Doctoral School's quality objectives

This document is published in this section so that it can be accessed by all stakeholders.

Produced by

Approved by

Date of approval

Director of the Doctoral School

School Board

17 January 2023