Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates

An Erasmus Mundus Joint doctorate is a three-year PhD dissertation, co-supervised by partners in two different European countries and including a one-year mobility period. It aims to provide each student with the highest level scientific curriculum, complementary skills and culture.

These doctoral-level training and research programs offer fellowships funded by the European Commission and covering up to 3 years of doctoral activities. Students will be assessed jointly by two universities and will be awarded a dual PhD diploma.

L’UNAM’s institutions offer 3 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates.

NANOFAR: European Doctorate in nanomedicine and pharmaceutical innovation

Nanomedicine - applying nanotechnology to healthcare - is a fast-growing multidisciplinary new field of science spanning the academic, clinical and industrial sectors. The training activities will allow the students to benefit fully from the complementary leading-edge science specializations of each partner:

  • design of nanomedicine devices,
  • applications of nanomedicine for imaging and radiotherapy,
  • interaction between biological systems and artificial nanostructures,
  • nanomedicine in therapy and regenerative medicine,
  • moving nanomedicine from the laboratory to the clinic.

These topics will be explored at every NanoFar summer school held annually in the partners’ countries and completed by top-level thematic courses at each university. The language of the program is English with full opportunities to learn local languages.

NanoFar accommodates 10 to 15 new PhD students per year (from the EU and third-world countries).

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SELECT+: Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Services

The SELECT+ program is designed towards looking at the overall energy systems from an environomical pathway perspective, starting with the different primary energy sources (sun, moon, geothermal) available in the world and identifying the need for specific energy services in different regions  of the world (electricity, heating, cooling, clean water).


Students will  perform an internship in 3 different countries: around 12 months in a partner company, working on solving the research issues involved in the project; for the rest of the stay, the student will spend his/her time in both associate universities.


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SEED : Simulation in Engineering and Entrepreneurship

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SEED provides in-depth training in the development and implementation of new state-of-the-art computational techniques for the modelling and solution of cutting-edge engineering problems in industry. Research will be carried out one or more up-to-date techniques such as:

  • Discontinuous Galerkin (DG)
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FI)
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • X-FEM
  • Mesh-free methods
  • Mortar Methods
  • Error estimation
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Mesh generation

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