Doctoral Sessions

Doctoral studies are a fundamental pillar in a knowledge-based society, and researchers in training are fundamental actors in the progress of scientific knowledge. The Doctoral School of the University of Lleida organizes this Session to promote scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural advancement of our society.

The main objectives are, on the one hand, to increase the transversal competences in research, innovation and dissemination of the researchers in training of all the Doctorate Programs of the UdL; on the other hand, promote the influence and mutual knowledge between the academic and scientific community of the UdL. And finally, develop a training activity that allows the PhD students their progress in research.

Abous 300 PhD attended the 2021 Doctoral Session that took place on April, 28th, completly online because of the current health emergency situation. 

Inagurated by Mr. Jaume Puy Llorens, Lord Rector of this University, and  i closed by  Mrs. Olga Martin Belloso, vice-rector of Research and Transfer; offered two conferences: Dr. Neus Oliveras Jané, Doctor in Law and professor of Constitutional Law at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, talked about the gender stereotypes and their perpetuation in society; and el Dr. Oriol Marimon Garrido, Doctor in Organic Chemistry at the Universitat de Barcelona and co-founder of Big Van Ciencia, talked about the current situation of the dessemination of science and about new approaches, innovative formats and social net works. .

The Session also offered to the PhD the oportunity to participate in the differents simultaneous space exchanges: "What is the Iberus Connect mentoring program?", "The Research Plan and the training activities: what, how and when", "And after thesis, what?" and "FAQS, answers to the most frequently asked questions", led by staff from the School, the coordinators of the different PhD Programmes offered by the School and some other people fron the UdL  and the Campus Iberus consortium, who are experts in the subjects in each space; where topics of special interests to PhD during their Doctoral studies. .

Previously to the closing of the Session, the AWARDS were given to the winners of the contests:

- Prize for the best scientific poster awared by the Scientific Committee of the School: Mrs. Miriam Fernández Calleja, from the PhD Programme in Agriculture and Food Science and Tecnology

- Prize to the best scientific poster for the researchers in training: Mrs. Lucia Pinilla Latorre, from the PhD Programme in Health

- Prize for the Reel with the most likes: Mrs. Alicia Romero Martínez, from the de Phd Programme in Education, Society and Quality of Life

To all of them, the most sincere CONGRATULATIONS!!!

You can see the posters winners here and the winner Reel here


The management team and the rest of the staff f the Doctoral School thanks the participation of the colleagues who collaborated in the organization and development of the Session, the participants of the contests and all the PhD ho attended


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Because of the situation for the Covid-19 pandemic, the Docctoral Session for the year 2020 had to be cancelled.


The direction, subdirectorate and the rest of the staff of the Doctorate School sincerely thank all the participants in the Seminar, especially to Dr. Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Director of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence Research (IIIA-CSIC), for his lecture; to Mr. Jaume Puy Llorens, Vice President for Research, members of the roundtable, the coordinators of the different Doctorate Programs and the other members of each of the academic commissions; the participants in the poster competition and the oral communications, to the voluntary doctoral students who collaborated unselfishly in the organization of the Session, as well as to all the doctorates attending the different acts that took place during the day.

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