The International FCT PhD Programme in Comparative Studies (PhD-COMP) is a joint programme involving four institutions: the Programme in Comparative Studies (PEC) and the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC), both based at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, and the Universities of Leuven and Bologna. It aims to offer advanced international training in Comparative Studies building on an innovative articulation between research, mobility and pedagogical activities.

The Programme is based on two key principles: 1) the effective integration of students in the research undertaken by the CEC’s research groups and projects; 2) the internationalisation of their training experience by means of an international teaching staff, a mixed supervision structure, and student and faculty mobility. It is a Doctoral Programme funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and offers 5 PhD Scholarships per edition.

Informed by specialised teaching and research in Comparative Studies, PhD-COMP aims to respond to the profile and interests of different students allowing them to develop the necessary skills to be able to compete in national and international research environments. The Programme offers a competitive, flexible and diverse, yet consistent curriculum that allows for the intense training of doctoral students through collaboration with existing European partners, as well as direct and active contact with established and recognised research groups and projects hosted by the CEC.

Director of the Programme: Prof. Dr. Ângela Fernandes
Contact: phdcomp@letras.ulisboa.pt

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