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General Information


This doctorial seeks to promote and enhance consideration and open debate through a participatory strategy in the current context of research issues. It also aims to facilitate cooperation and networking between PhD professors and students. In this sense, the purpose of this summer program is to build an exchange partnership between the University of Alicante's Economy, Business, Communication doctoral program and the Caledonian University's Economy, Business, Communication doctoral program based on the teaching and supervision of PhD students from both universities in order to develop the best practices and academic expertise.
The idea is to see what each University has to offer and to adopt the best methods and practices from each institution. This exchange of expertise will be based on improving the PhD experience from the perspective of both supervisors and students.  This is an opportunity to share experiences and look at how every day research problems can be resolved. Our intention to learn from each other whilst creating new materials and recognising good practices at every stage of the PhD process.

  • Director: Bartolomé Marco Lajara
    Coordinator: Antonio Fuster Olivares
  • Department: Management. University of Alicante
  • Co-organized with Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Credits: 15 hours / 1,5 credits / ECTS
  • Date: from July 1 to July 3, 2020 (1 week and 15 hours)
  • Fees: UA students: 80 Euros. Non UA students: 100 Euros
  • Venue: University of Alicante Campus. Germán Bernácer Building
  • Admission requirements: Intermediate English Level. This summer course will be open to all PhD students and staff supervisors, with special attention to those in Economy, Social Sciences or Communication
  • Requirements for obtaining the diploma or certificate: Your grade in this class will depend on your class attendance, performance on a final exam and a presentation (team work)
  • All the classes are taught in English






9:00-9:30 Introduction to the summer course
Felipe Ruiz Moreno. Associate Dean for Internationalization and Mobility. Universidad de Alicante
Bartolomé Marco Lajara. Director of the Course. University of Alicante

9:30-10:30 “UK and Spain the doctoral exam the same outcome, different process”
Keith Halcro. Glasgow Caledonian University

10:30-11:30 Focus Group: Three Minute Thesis.

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:00 Focus Group (II): Three Minute Thesis
Antonio Fuster Olivares. University of Alicante
Lindsey Carey. Glasgow Caledonian University



8:30-13:30 Phd Students Seminar
Parallel Sessions with doctoral student presentations

13:30-14:30 PhD Students Seminar Closing Conference
“Reflections on the doctoral journey”
Irene García Medina and Lindsey Carey. Glasgow Caledonian University



9:00-10:00 How to research: databases
Pedro Seva Larrosa and Lorena Ruiz Fernández Business Managament Department. University of Alicante

10:00-11:00 The experience of being a PhD student
Leonor Alberola Amores. Glasgow Caledonian University

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

12:00h-13:00h Writting a Thesis: The narrative process and the transmedia communication
Chris Dolan. Glasgow Caledonian University
Estebán Galán Cubillo.Universitat Jaume I

13:00h-14:00h Building your brand identity strategy as a PhD
Ronnie Ballantyne. Glasgow Caledonian University





Your grade in this class will depend on your class attendance, performance on a final exam and a presentation (team work).


  • Pre-registration and registration information

If the number of students enrolled in the course does not exceed the minimum University of Alicante can resolve the non-celebration of the course.


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University of Alicante 'Rafael Altamira' Summer Courses

Cursos de Verano de la Universidad de Alicante "Rafael Altamira"
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