The engineers and geographers who have earned a master’s degree at the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering with outstanding results have the opportunity to continue their studies in the Mikoviny Sámuel Doctoral School of Earth Sciences, following a program of studies and research designed for each student’s interests. Full-time, part-time, or independent study programs are available. The program consists of two main parts: the study and research period (three years, completed with the absolutorium process) and the procedure leading to the doctoral degree (final exams, submission and defense of the dissertation).
The doctoral school carries out activities in those fields of the earth sciences that fit into the profile of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Engineering and that are within the scope of the accreditation granted to the doctoral program. These fields are broken down into different topic areas of academic research. The topic areas are related to institutes of the faculty, and thus the institutes play a major role in the establishment of educational and research programs and in offering research topics. The research fields are: Geotechnical Systems and Processes; Fluid Production and Transport Systems; Environmental Processing and Raw Material Preparation; Research in Applied Geophysics; Research on Applied Geology and Hydrogeology; Physical and Human Geography.
The objective of the Mikoviny Sámuel Doctoral School of Earth Sciences is to provide a sound scientific foundation for engineering activities requiring fundamental knowledge in earth sciences and to publish the achievements supporting the developments and applications related to teaching at our Faculty. Building on the results of the PhD training started in the 1990s, the Doctoral School offers new and extensive opportunities for utilizing and modernizing the intellectual resources available at the Faculty.