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Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo

Doctorate in Environmental Sciences

Doctorate in Environmental Sciences

  • Presentation

    The Dominican Republic, aware of the enormous present and future challenges, makes enormous efforts to continuously increase the quality of the education system, as well as to promote scientific research and innovation. In that sense, the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), an institution of recognized national prestige, has within its essential purposes to contribute in a continuous way and of high impact to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic, to achieve a quality, modern and competitive higher education at international level.

    Currently, the nation faces growing challenges in the area of ​​environmental sciences, making it a priority to train qualified human personnel who are committed and capable of generating their own knowledge, as well as directing and executing research that offers solutions to the most diverse problems of society. Dominican, regional and global, taking into account that the Dominican Republic is classified as one of the countries with the highest global climate risk.

    The doctoral program in Environmental science offered at INTEC represents a great opportunity to train professionals at the highest level capable of promoting the development of scientific research and innovation, which will allow facing technological challenges in topics of greater relevance and topicality focused on the strategic objectives of the Republic. Dominican Republic, and framed within the mission of the institution.

  • Goals

    1. To train researchers, managers and managers of scientific processes and technological innovation at the highest level, both nationally and internationally, with the capacity to develop research, prepare other professionals and lead processes in the field of environmental sciences and contribute to the sustainable development of the country.
    2. Develop the capacities for the development of scientific research with a holistic approach, communication and argumentation of environmental science processes in the environment of Dominican society.
    3. Make a high impact contribution to the integration of environmental sciences to sustainable development and technological innovation, to achieve more innovative solutions of the main environmental problems of the Dominican Republic, as well as the region, using scientific methods and working in groups multi and transdisciplinary.
  • Participant profile

    The Doctorate program in Environmental Sciences is aimed at national and foreign professionals with a master's degree, in areas of knowledge related to the program.

    Professionals with a master's degree with the following profile may enter:

    • Graduates of degree level in Bachelor's degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related careers.
    • Graduates of master's level in the following areas of knowledge: Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Basic Sciences, Economic Sciences or related to the program.
    • Graduates of master's level, in Environmental Sciences and in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, which are offered in INTEC.
  • Curricular design

    The Doctorate program in Environmental Sciences is based on the principle of learning about scientific research, ensuring high training based on the use of advanced research methods and tools, the production of new knowledge and technologies to face and solve problems in an innovative way in the field of environmental sciences.

    The program has a duration of not less than three (3) years and a maximum term of five (5) years to obtain a doctor's degree. The study plan is structured in two fundamental periods, a period of teaching and a period of investigation. The applicant must complete all one hundred (100) credits, of which twenty-eight (28) credits correspond to compulsory and elective subjects in the teaching period, and seventy-two (72) credits to the research activities in the period of research or doctoral training.

    1. Teaching period: advanced and elective courses related to the central objectives of the program or linked to generic postgraduate competences. It has a duration of twelve (12) months or four (4) quarters.
    2. Research period or doctoral training: The applicant develops his research project accompanied by an advisor. It has a duration of minimum 2 years and maximum 4 years. The doctoral student must satisfactorily pass two (2) activities of three credits each, accumulating the six (6) credits related to a comprehensive exam and the approval of the PhD thesis subject. Likewise, it will have to approve three thesis workshops corresponding to the closing of each third of the planned activities plan. It is mandatory to publish at least one article in an international circulation journal indexed in the Web of Science that provides 3 credits. Publications in other periodical scientific journals with review committee provide 1 credit, but the sum of three of them does not replace the obligation to publish in a journal indexed in the Web of Science. The presentation of papers in international scientific events contributes two (2) credits and in national events contributes one (1) credit. At least one of the works must be presented at an international event. The investigation period culminates with the pre-defense of the thesis before a tribunal formed by three (3) and five (5) members of the Advisory Committee, who will give the verdict for the approval of the topic in the final dissertation.
  • Study plan

    The study plan is divided into two fundamental periods:

    1. Teaching period: conformed by four (4) modules, in which the essential knowledge common to all doctoral students is taught, essential to address scientific research in environmental science topics, in addition to courses related to research methodology, formulation and project management.
    2. Research period or doctoral training: the applicant develops a research project accompanied by an advisor. Made up of the following blocks:
      • Comprehensive evaluation.
      • Approval of the thesis project.
      • Partial thesis activities. Sizes of results.
      • Publication of articles in scientific journals.
      • Presentation of papers at scientific events.
      • Pre-defense of the PhD thesis.
      • Thesis defense.

    General description of the study plan:

    1. Teaching period or applicant school.

      Its objective is the theoretical and methodological training of PhD students. Which consists of compulsory subjects in the area of ​​knowledge of environmental sciences, in addition to courses in research methodology, formulation and project management, among others, which will allow them to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to address the fundamental strategies of the scientific research that guides the realization of research projects.

      For the approval of the research project, the doctoral student must present a doctoral thesis project in writing and in the established format and make an oral presentation according to the time and procedure established.

    2. Research period or doctoral training.

      To enter the period of research or doctoral training the PhD student must have obtained the credits corresponding to the teaching period.

      The research period lasts a minimum of two (2) years and a maximum of four (4) years for the applicant to defend the doctoral thesis. The activities are developed in the modality of tutoring. The PhD student will develop his research work under the direction of his advisor following the training plan previously approved by the PhD thesis committee. The study plan for the investigation period consists of the following mandatory activities:

      • Presentation of the thesis project in research support programs.
      • Exhibition of the progress of the research in at least three scientific events of the program.
      • At least one scientific publication in a journal referenced, preferably of impact, in the Web of Science.
      • At least two papers presented at scientific events related to the environmental issue, one of them of an international nature with a review committee.
      • Thesis predefined exercise.
      • Thesis defense exercise.

  • Research activity

    The research focuses on four themes: Environmental Management and Impact Evaluation, Confrontation to Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Conservation of Species and Biodiversity.

    Lines of investigation. Research topics. Research topics
    Environmental management and impact evaluation. Analysis and environmental monitoring. Environmental impact assessment.
    Analysis of environmental data.
    Environment and health.
    Environmental indicators.
    Environmental management Management and rational use of water.
    Air quality management.
    Waste and waste management.
    Environmental norms and legislations.
    Confrontation to Climate Change. Global and climatic changes. Environmental pollution.
    Global and climatic changes.
    Indicators of environmental impact.
    Risk management. Management and rational use of water.
    Air quality management.
    Waste and waste management.
    Sustainable development. Environmental economics.
    Environment and society. Environmental education.
    Evaluation of programs, environment and society.
    Cleaner productions and sustainable consumption. Cleaner productions
    Sustainable agriculture.
    Production- consumed and sustainability indicators.
    Sustainable Energy Development. Renewable energy and environment.
    Energy efficiency and the environment.
    Planning and management of energy scenarios.
    Conservation of species and biodiversity. Management of biodiversity.
    Propagation of species.
    Management of protected areas.
    Conservation of species.
    Management of natural resources.
  • Graduate profile

    The graduates will have the competences to fulfill scientific leadership functions, scientific research, and development and innovation processes. In addition, they will have the skills to lead scientific groups and research projects in their corresponding field of action and influence.

    Graduates of the doctorate will have developed the competences to perform functions as researchers, professors, leaders and managers of scientific processes and technological innovation in the field of environmental sciences and technologies in institutions of the public, private sectors, in non-governmental organizations , with national and international projection. They will be specialized professionals, with a high criterion about the interdisciplinarity required in Environmental Sciences.

    Graduates of the Doctorate Program in Environmental Sciences will demonstrate the following competences:

    • Ability to identify and solve problems that demonstrate the application of scientific processes, through creative and innovative initiatives.
    • Capacity for critical reasoning and autonomous learning showing the potential to self-evaluate and recognize their strengths.
    • Capacity for organization and planning using oral and written communication with scientific language.
    • Ability to use the latest information and communication technologies and manage increasingly complex systems of work and technological management related to the field of study.
    • Capacities to assess the complexity and uncertainty in their environment and society interconnection.
  • Professional outings

    The program of Doctorate in Environmental Sciences it will allow the graduate to develop in the academic and research field. They may carry out their professional practice in any area related to environmental management at any social level in the following areas or topics:

    • Presentation, execution or evaluation of environmental projects.
    • Environmental control and inspection agencies.
    • Preparation of regulations and other documents of legal origin related to the environment.
    • Preparation and approval of environmental licenses.
    • Management and approval of protected areas.
    • Consulting and environmental consultancies.
    • Solution of environmental litigation.
    • Training of human resources in environmental issues.
    • Development and environmental technological innovation and environmental engineering.
  • Accompaniment to the participant

    The doctoral program in Environmental Sciences will be carried out in the blended modality, which establishes that the doctoral student will have to attend the courses corresponding to the compulsory and elective subjects. During the teaching period, lectures, seminars, projects, and research work will be carried out individually and in groups, the latter being of greater importance.

    In the development of the research period, the applicant must dedicate at least 70% of their time to the research work under the direction of their tutor in the mode of tutoring. The applicant must demonstrate their capacity for individual work, as a team and to develop the necessary skills in the research work. The candidate will be linked to research groups under the direction of his tutor, will use the most advanced technologies and methods in his field of work, systematically present his results in thesis workshops and disseminate the results of his research work in scientific events and articles scientists of specialized magazines.

  • Academic coordination

    Dr. Ulises Jáuregui | Coordinator

    Dr. Ulises Jáuregui. Chemical Engineer, Doctor of Technical Sciences. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer and Master in Science from 1987 at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Moscow DI Mendeleiev (Russia) and obtained a doctorate from 2002 at the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (France). From 1987 to 1992 he worked as a researcher at the Center for Studies Applied to Nuclear Development (Cuba).

    From 1992 to 2008 he worked in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Center (Cuba) where he was Head of the Technology Department, Vice-Director of Research and Vice-president of the Scientific Council of the center. During the 2008-2018 period, he served as Full Professor at the Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences of the University of Havana (Cuba), occupying various responsibilities, including Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Vice Chair of the UNESCO Chair of Environment Environment and Development, Coordinator of the Doctorate of Management of Science, Technology and the Environment and Member of the Scientific Council of the institution. He has participated and / or directed 35 projects in Cuba and with countries in Europe and America.

    The main research topics are related to Environmental Engineering, the scaling and development of medicines and educational technologies. He is the author of 171 scientific publications, including 106 in journals with a review committee, which have more than 930 citations for an 16 H index. He has presented more than 430 papers at scientific events in Cuba and abroad.

    He has more than 25 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching. He has trained eight doctors in science. He has been invited as a professor in several European and Latin American universities, including the Universidad del Sur (Argentina), the University of Sao Paulo and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the University of Tolima (Colombia), the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and the University of the Antilles in Guadeloupe (France), the Technical School of Zurich (Switzerland) and the University College London (United Kingdom).

    He has been reviewer of articles for twelve scientific journals and member of the Scientific Committee of six international congresses. His work has been recognized with more than 25 awards in Cuba, among which stand out two Forjadores del Futuro stamps; six awards from the Academy of Sciences of Cuba; a Special Distinction from the Minister of Higher Education; two Annual Health Prizes, two prizes from the Nuclear Energy Agency and Advanced Technologies and the Order of the Council of State of Cuba "Carlos J. Finlay". He is a member of four Cuban scientific societies (Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Bioengineering).

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  • Admission requirements

    1. Possess a master's degree with research orientation with a minimum index of three (3.00) points on a scale of four (4.0) or eighty (80) points on the 100 scale.
    2. Complete the admission form, available online at: admisiones.intec.edu.do
    3. Deposit in the Admissions Department the required documents and the receipt of payment of the admission application and the payment of the postgraduate admission test for doctorate level.
    4. Obtain the minimum approval score in the entrance exam for the programs of the graduate level.
    5. Interview with the Program Coordinator.
    6. All those requirements considered indispensable according to the nature and orientation of the program, approved by the Academic Council.

    Dominican graduate of Dominican university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy of the identity card of both sides.
    • Certification and copy of university degree legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Certification and record of original university notes legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Photocopy of the master's degree legalized in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Record of the original master's degree legalized in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate, certified and legalized.
    • Two letters of academic recommendation on a stamped sheet and stamped by the issuing institution.
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program and line of research to work, minimum of 2 pages.
    • Payment and registration ELASH test (or 108-120 ELASH or TOEFL 450-500). Intermediate English level.
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Dominican graduate of foreign university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy of the identity card of both sides.
    • Photocopy university degree apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Record of original university notes apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Photocopy of master's degree apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Record of original master's notes apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate, certified and legalized.
    • Two letters of academic recommendation on a stamped sheet and stamped by the issuing institution.
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program and line of research to work, minimum of 2 pages.
    • Payment and registration ELASH test (or 108-120 ELASH or TOEFL 450-500). Intermediate English level.
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Important notes

    - Documents that are not in Spanish must be translated.
    Legalizations
    • Member countries of the Hague Convention: If the country of emission belongs to the Hague Convention, it must make the apostille of the documents and their translations into Spanish in the competent institution of that country.
    • Countries that do NOT belong to the Hague Convention: If the country of issue is NOT within the Hague Convention, you must legalize the documents and their Spanish translations at the Dominican Consulate / Embassy of the country where they were issued and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic.
    • If the translation is done in the Dominican Republic, it must be done by a judicial interpreter and legalized in the Attorney General Office of the Dominican Republic.

    Graduated from INTEC

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy of the identity card of both sides.
    • Certification and copy of university degree legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. (If it does not correspond to INTEC)
    • Certification and record of original university notes legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. (If it does not correspond to INTEC)
    • Photocopy of the master's degree legalized in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. (If it does not correspond to INTEC)
    • Record grade at the original master's level legalized at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. (If it does not correspond to INTEC)
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Two letters of academic recommendation on a stamped sheet and stamped by the issuing institution.
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program and line of research to work, minimum of 2 pages.
    • Payment and registration ELASH test (or ELASH 108-120 or TOEFL 450-500). Intermediate English level.
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Foreigner graduated from a foreign university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy passport.
    • Photocopy university degree apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Record of original university notes apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Photocopy of master's degree apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Record of original master's notes apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic and legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT. See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Two letters of academic recommendation on a stamped sheet and stamped by the issuing institution.
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program and line of research to work, minimum of 2 pages.
    • Payment and registration ELASH test (or 108-120 ELASH or TOEFL 450-500). Intermediate English level.
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Important notes

    - Documents that are not in Spanish must be translated.
    Legalizations
    • Member countries of the Hague Convention: If the country of emission belongs to the Hague Convention, it must make the apostille of the documents and their translations into Spanish in the competent institution of that country.
    • Countries that do NOT belong to the Hague Convention: If the country of issue is NOT within the Hague Convention, you must legalize the documents and their Spanish translations at the Dominican Consulate / Embassy of the country where they were issued and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic.
    • If the translation is done in the Dominican Republic, it must be done by a judicial interpreter and legalized in the Attorney General Office of the Dominican Republic.

    To apply for the tariff in Dominican pesos:
    • You can send a proof of residence issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and that it shows that it is valid for 4 years or more.
    • Foreigners with Dominican parents, must deliver the original birth certificate of any of them.

    Foreigner graduated from Dominican university

    • Admission request
    • Photocopy passport.
    • Certification and copy of university degree legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Certification and record of original university notes legalized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Photocopy of the master's degree legalized in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Record of the original master's degree legalized in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology MESCyT.
    • Medical certificate for academic purposes (with the name as it is on the identity card)
    • Two front photos 2x2.
    • Receipt of Payment of the right to admission (non-refundable)
    • Original birth certificate apostilled / legalized Dominican Consulate and Chancellery in the Dominican Republic See "Important Notes" at the bottom of the page
    • Two letters of academic recommendation on a stamped sheet and stamped by the issuing institution.
    • Essay with motivations to enter the program and line of research to work, minimum of 2 pages.
    • Payment and registration ELASH test (or 108-120 ELASH or TOEFL 450-500). Intermediate English level.
    • Interview with the coordination of the program to which it applies

    Important notes

    - Documents that are not in Spanish must be translated.
    Legalizations
    • Member countries of the Hague Convention: If the country of emission belongs to the Hague Convention, it must make the apostille of the documents and their translations into Spanish in the competent institution of that country.
    • Countries that do NOT belong to the Hague Convention: If the country of issue is NOT within the Hague Convention, you must legalize the documents and their Spanish translations at the Dominican Consulate / Embassy of the country where they were issued and then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic.
    • If the translation is done in the Dominican Republic, it must be done by a judicial interpreter and legalized in the Attorney General Office of the Dominican Republic.

    To apply for the tariff in Dominican pesos:
    • You can send a proof of residence issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and that it shows that it is valid for 4 years or more.
    • Foreigners with Dominican parents, must deliver the original birth certificate of any of them.

  • Contact

    Postgraduate Promotion Unit:
    Phone: 809-567-9271 - Ext 369
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Postgraduate Level Coordinator of the Area of ​​Basic and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Ulises Jáuregui Haza

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