Doctoral Degree in Complex Systems

Información de Doctorado

  • Facultad

    Facultad de Ciencias

  • Titulación oficial que se obtiene

    Doctor/a por la Universidad de Navarra (en Sistemas Complejos)

  • Orientación: Investigadora
  • Nº de plazas Ofertadas: 5 plazas
  • Duración: de ordinario, menor o igual a cuatro años
  • Presencial: Si
  • Créditos ECTS: No procede

    Un crédito ECTS = 25 horas de trabajo

  • Idioma utilizado en la docencia

    Inglés y Español

  • Más información:

    Prof. Dr. Wenceslao González-Viñas
    Tfn: 948 425600 (ext. 806500)


This doctoral program has been awarded the Citation of Excellence (MEE 2011-0038) by the Ministry of Education for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years, receiving an overall weighted score from ANECA of 94 out of 100, according to the Secretary General of Universities resolution dated October 6, 2011 (BOE, Official State Bulletin, October 20, 2011).

The study of complex systems is the multidisciplinary paradigm in 21st-century science. A complex system is one in which the whole is not only greater than the sum of its parts, but qualitatively different from the sum of its parts.

This doctoral program uses a comprehensive methodology. The content focuses on specific complex systems, but the methods used are normally common to other systems, so that graduates are able to address more general problems. The Doctoral Degree in Complex Systems is aimed primarily at physicists and mathematicians, but is open to other graduates with a high level of training who can contribute to the more multidisciplinary aspects. This program promotes the internationalization of study programs and the mobility of students and academic staff through the implementation of the international doctoral degree provided for in RD 99/2011.

The Doctoral Degree in Complex Systems, whose development and organization are overseen by the School of Sciences, is framed within the University of Navarra Doctoral School, established under the provisions set out by RD 99/2011, which provides planning, coordination and monitoring of doctoral programs.

This program is adapted to the European Higher Education Area and meets the requirements indicated in Royal Decree 1393, dated October 29, 2007, which regulates official university education. It was evaluated by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) and approved by the Council of Universities on December 28, 2012. This official degree program is registered in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Qualifications (BOE, Official State Bulletin, April 22, 2013).

The program has been adapted to the verification procedures stipulated in RD 99, dated January 28, 2011, which regulates official doctoral education (BOE, Official State Bulletin, February 10, 2011); it has received a favorable report from ANECA and a positive assessment from the Council of Universities.

  • Background

    The Doctoral Degree in Complex Systems originated from the official doctoral program of the same name (regulated by RD 1393, dated October 29, 2007) taught at the University of Navarra. This, in turn, had its roots in the discontinued doctoral program called Instabilities in Dissipative Systems (which was regulated by RD 778, dated April 30, 1998).

  • Participating Departments

    The Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics (an inter-school department attached to the School of Sciences) is involved in the development of this doctoral program. Thus, the doctoral program mainly uses professors from research teams based in the department.

    The program also enjoys the participation of professors and PhDs from other Spanish and foreign institutions, whether through the joint supervision of doctoral theses, leading seminars, mobility initiatives (for both PhD candidates and academic staff) or participation in thesis defense committees convened to award international doctoral degrees, etc.


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