Ph.D. Programme in Development Studies (PDED)



The PhD in Development Studies is a 3rd cycle program of studies that aims to provide high quality training and produce original research in the area of Development Studies, a field of interdisciplinary research of the process of economic, social and political changes in modern societies.

This PhD programme was created in 2009 and accredited by the national agency A3ES in 2015. After 2017/18 this program became a joint PhD of ISEG (School of Economics and Management), ICS (Institute of Social Sciences), IGOT (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning) and ISA (School of Agriculture) of Universidade de Lisboa.

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Coordination Committee:

Francisco Louçã (ISEG, current coordinator)

José António Pereirinha (ISEG, coordinator 2016/17)

Joana Pereira Leite (CEsA/ISEG)

Mário Vale (IGOT)

Olivia Bina (ICS)

Manuel Correia (ISA)




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