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Welcome ceremony to PhD students 2017-2018 academic year by the UPC Doctoral School

Friday 17 November 2017, at 10 a.m., in the Auditorium of the UPC Vèrtex Building


  • Welcome speech by Dr Enric Fossas, rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Brief speeches by Dr Francesc Sepulcre, director of the Doctoral School, and Dr David Artigas, secretary of the Doctoral School

  • Presentation of the Special Doctoral Awards

  • Inaugural lecture “How to achieve and maintain a good quality doctoral education: European perspective" by Dr Melita Kovacevic, EUA Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee member (2009-2016) and Chair (2012-2016)

  • Brief speech and closing words by Dr Fernando Orejas, vice-rector for Research

  •  Highly recommended for the new PhD student: Brief speech  "Assessment/support from the International Students Office, for your legal procedures during your stay", by Ms. Bérénice Martín, from the International Relations Bureau

Please, confirm your attendance before 15 November 2017. Here (finalized)