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Basic competencies: 

  • Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field.
  • Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  • Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  • Ability to carry out a critical and assessment analysis and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their areas of knowledge in the ways and languages commonly used in the international scientific community.
  • Ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society. 

Personal abilities and skills:

  • Knowing how to navigate in contexts where there is little specific information.
  • Finding the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • Designing, creating, developing and launching new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  • Working both in team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  • Integrating knowledge, handling complexity, and making judgments with limited information.
  • The criticism and intellectual defence of solutions.


Other competencies:

  • Developing the research activity with social responsibility and scientific integrity.