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PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies

The PhD program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development is a joint initiative from the Universidade de Lisboa, the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has the support of the University of East Anglia, UK. The schools from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa involved in this programme are the Instituto Superior Técnico and the Instituto Superior de Agronomia. The program focus is the engineering domain with strong links to economics, law, policy and ethics.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 3 years
Starting in: September 2019 or February 2020
Tuition Fee: €2,750 per year
Location: Alameda Campus


The tirth edition of the PhD program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development will start on 2011/2012 and will be held at the Technical Superior Institut (IST) of the technical University of Lisbon (UTL).


The aim of the program is to train experts who will be able to actively contribute to the design and implementation of new strategies and policies which may ensure a sustained development during the XXI century in the framework of growing risks arising from climate change.

Designed For

  • Holders of a Master Degree, or equivalent, in social sciences, physics, natural sciences and engineering;
  • Exceptionally, holders of a “Licenciatura” Degree, or equivalent, with a relevant academic, scientific and professional curriculum which attests the candidate ability to complete the program;

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Técnico helped me to solve any hard problem, in an analytical, pragmatic and methodical way.

Valter Fernandes is a Técnico alumnus // Project Developer and Senior Advisor to CEO at TAP.


Holders of the PhD may find work opportunities in the public administration at the national, regional or local level, in water and energy utilities as well as in teaching and research organizations.

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