Industrial PhD

The aim of the Industrial Doctorates is to train researchers by means of their participation in an industrial research or experimental development project in which their doctoral thesis will be framed, to be carried out in a company or Public Administration, which may not be a University.

The industrial research or experimental development project may be carried out entirely in the company or in collaboration between the company and a Research Group or Research Institute of the University of Valladolid.

The doctoral student will have a thesis tutor appointed by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Programme in which he/she is enrolled and a supervisor appointed by the company or Public Administration, who may, where appropriate, be the thesis supervisor in accordance with the regulations of the Doctoral School of the University of Valladolid. The work of the doctoral student will conclude with the presentation of the doctoral thesis at the University of Valladolid, which will receive the Industrial Doctorate mention.

There must be an employment or commercial contract with the doctoral student. The contract may be signed by a company in the private or public sector, as well as by a Public Administration.

The Ministry annually announces grants for contracts for the training of researchers in companies (Industrial Doctorates).

Procedure for obtaining the Industrial Doctorate award