A pluridisciplinar PhD program
The curricular structure of the Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health (DemSSO) has been designed to become an important contribution for the solution of one of the great problems that Portugal and other countries face: the lack of occupational safety and health conditions for all. The goal is to improve the quality of life and equal opportunities, as much as possible, for every citizen, having or not special needs.
The economic relevance of this problem is clear when we see the costs of accidents and professional diseases. In Portugal and in many other countries it corresponds to around 2 to 3% of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Lost lives, physical and psychological traumas and familiar, social and other human costs are incommensurable.
The lack of ergonomic conditions, architectonic barriers and other obstacles to mobility are also factors that strongly affect the quality of life, health and safety of many citizens, namely aged people, people with reduced mobility, children and other people with limitations and dependencies.
Occupational safety and health is a strongly interdisciplinary area. Taking that into consideration the teaching body is formed by 50 professors of thirteen of the fourteen faculties of the University of Porto (FAUP, FADEUP, FBAUP, FCUP, FCNAUP, FDUP, FEUP, FFUP, FLUP, FMUP, FMDUP, FPCEUP, ICBAS). This means that students can do PhD thesis in many different fields. THESIS
An open vision of the area of occupational safety and health
The vision behind this doctoral program is not restricted to the labouring problems and to the directly productive citizens. The scope of the program is very inclusive: it includes the problems of everyone in any situation, either workers or users or visitors. It is related and concerns to everyone. Children, young and aged people, unemployed and retired persons are not excluded.
Application Deadlines 2019/2020
1st Phase: 10th December 2018 to 16th January 2019 (beginning of the course in September 2019)
2nd Phase: 17th January to 3rd May 2019 (beginning of the course in September 2019)
3rd Phase: 6th May to 6th August 2019 (beginning of the course in September 2019)
4th Phase: 31th October to 29th November 2019 (beginning of the course in February 2020)
Number of vacancies: 40 students
Start of School Year:
September for the candidates of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd phases.
February for the candidates of the 4th phase.
FEUP – Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto
Tel.: (+351) 225 081 929 (9:00am-5:00pm)
|Type of course/cycle of study:||Doctoral Degree|