Doctorate (24 to 49 months)

The academic training provided in the graduate program in Environment and Society aims to achieve three objectives: firstly, to provide the means and instruments for specialists from different areas to be able to establish a dialog; secondly, to provide a theoretical and methodological grounding that allows an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues, their consequences in the field of conservation and the different dimensions of sustainability; and thirdly, to provide theoretical and methodological support for students so that they can work with specific problems associated with different alternatives in the search for sustainability. Students must therefore take three compulsory courses: social theory and the environment; ecological theory; and thesis seminar. In addition, students must enroll in two electives suggested by their advisor and offered as part of the program.

Major Area: Biological Aspects of Sustainability and Conservation
Lines of Research

  • 1. Characterization and conservation of biodiversity
  • 2. Energy and sustainability
  • 3. Use of natural resources (scarcity and abundance): knowledge, conflicts and institutional political aspects

Major Area: Social Aspects of Sustainability and Conservation
Lines of Research

  • 1. Social, demographic, political, territorial and economic dynamics of sustainability