PHD IN SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEMS MODELLING

STUDY PROGRAMME

The aim of this programme is to promote the development of system analysis and modelling within the information technology field. We hope to encourage and educate young competitive researchers who would be able to bring forward the newest scientific results within system modelling into the economy, thus raising the quality of products and services,  as well as promote competition among academic staff, advancing the generation change in Latvian universities and scientific institutions.

The programme is being realised in cooperation of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and 8 partner institutions: Riga Technical University, Latvia; Warsaw University of Technology, Poland; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; University Koblenz-Landau, Germany; Klaipeda University, Lithuania; Universidad de La Laguna, Spain; University of Genoa, Italy; Franhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, Germany.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

  • Engineering
  • Modelling
  • Methodology of research work and modelling data processing
  • Modelling of business information systems
  • Tourism systems and regional development
  • Political systems and modelling of public administration
  • Systems in social theories
  • Logistic information systems and organisation of transport
  • Scientifically academic work.

To view in depth descriptions of the courses for this study programme, see ViA Course Catalogue. For instructions, view its user guide.

*Please note that our course catalogue is currently being redeveloped so if you have any questions, please get in touch with our team. 

DEGREE TO BE ACQUIRED

PhD degree in Socio-technical Systems Modelling

ACCREDITATION

Until June 21, 2019*

*All Bachelor, Master and PhD study programmes have been awarded the highest grade in the international evaluation of study programmes. This assessment has been submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science for the accreditation of the study fields and the study programmes, which means that all ViA study fields and study programmes will be accredited for 6 years.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

3 years

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  1. Master's degree in sociotechnical systems modelling, or information technology, or computer science, or other natural sciences (mathematical or simulation modelling has been acquired during the studies);
  2. Summary of the possible doctoral dissertation;***
  3. The topic of the doctoral thesis must correspond to the scientific sub-sector and the application environment of the doctoral study programme;
  4. At least one internationally reviewed scientific publication included in internationally accessible indexed databases referring to the topic of the doctoral student's research work.

***no more than one A4 page signed by both the matriculated person and the potential scientific supervisor of the dissertation. a copy of the document certifying previous education (presenting the original).

 

APPLICATION SUPPLEMENTS

  • a list of scientific and academic publications;
  • a copy of the passport (presenting the original).