The PhD-candidates that fulfill minimum requirements in economic formation are required to participate in PhD modules equivalent to 24 ECTS-credits in the fields of methods, specialization and key qualifications. They are also request to participate in interdisciplinary courses in Talca equivalent to 12 ECTS-credits. They also have to provide an annual progress report and participate in an additional bridge-module in statistics and econometrics.
Semester Location Thesis
150 ECTS Modules 30 ECTS Progress report workshops and thesis defense 12 ECTS 1 term Göttingen Draft thesis
proposal Workshop 1
2 term Göttingen Field thesis
proposal Workshop 2
3 term Open Filed work and data collection
Summer school 1
4 term Talca Data analysis and drafting papers Bridge modules* M odul es in t he ar eas of m et hods , spec ia liz at ion, k ey q ual ifi cat ions and in te rd is ci pl in a ry Workshop 3
5 term Talca Data analysis and drafting papers
Summer school 2
6 term Open Data analysis and drafting papers
After fulfilling the requisites of the program the student obtains the degree in Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Göttingen and the Doctorado en Ciencias Agrarias from Universidad de Talca.
Deadline: April 2013 Program start: October 2013 Duration: 3 years Links: ► www.utalca.cl ► www.agronomia.utalca.cl/htm/departamentos/ economia_agraria.htm ► www.jppae.uni-goettingen.de ► www.uni-goettingen.de/en/103826.html
ContactUniversidad de Talca
Departamento de Economía Agraria Lisbet Yáñez Stegmaier
Casilla 747-721, Talca, Chile
Dept. for Agricultural Economics & Rural Development Rodrigo Valdés Salazar
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen, Germany Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint PhD-Program in
The PhD-Program “Agricultural Economics” is jointly offered by the Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen (Germany) and Universidad de Talca (Chile). These universities have a long partnership history as they have offer a joint MSc-Program since 2002. During the first year, Ph.D. students in the program take courses in a well-established PhD-Program in Agricultural Eco-nomics in Göttingen (“Promotionskolleg Agrarökonomik“, http://www.agraroekonomik.de). The second or third year the students spent time at the Universidad de Talca to take interdisciplinary courses at the Doctorado en Ciencias Agrarias and carry out their Ph.D. research in a dynamic scientific environment. The program contemplates enough flexibility to carry on the research topic where it is more convenient for the student objective.
The program is supported by eight cooperation partners from the fields of science, agribusiness and public administration; these partners provide ideas, and contribute to the supervision of Ph.D. research projects.
Objectives of the program
- Application of the economic theory to problems in international agribusiness, international trade, market and policy analysis, farm management, marketing and rural development.
- Carrying out relevant applied agricultural economic research in cooperation with leading research institutes and key agricultural stakeholders in Latinoamerica and Europe. - Providing training in cutting-edge methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Imparting the skills required to publish results in international journals.
- Training participants in communication with policy makers and other stakeholders.
- Developing solutions and strategies to fight again hunger, poverty and resource depletion.
► Scientific data and literature management ► Scientific writing for agricultural economists ► Selected methodological problems in environmental
and resource economic analysis ► Efficiency and productivity analysis
► The economics of food safety and food standards ► Market integration and price transmission ► Risk analysis and risk management in agriculture:
theory and applications
► Topics in rural development economics
(1) Asociación de Exportadores de Chile (ASOEX) (2) Economic Commission for Latin America and the
(3) Federación Gremial Nacional de Productores de Fruta (FEDEFRUTA)
(4) Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA)
(5) Asociación Gremial de Fruticultures de la Séptima Región (FRUSEPTIMA)
(6) Oficina de Estudios y Políticas Agrarias del Ministerio de Agricultura de Chile (ODEPA)
(7) Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural (RIMISP)
(8) Von Thünen Institute, Institut für Marktanalyse und Agrarhandelspolitik (vTI)
The PhD provides excellent training for a career in research as well as for leading positions in national and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations and multinational enterprises in agriculture, agribusiness and international trade. Since 2002 many of our MSc-Alumni have pursued successful careers in enterprises such as Concha y Toro and Cargill Spain, as well as in international organizations such as the FAO, the Ministry of Agriculture in Chile, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and FLO International.
Campus of University of Talca
Candidates are requested to submit applications including:
► Proof of a Master degree or Licenciatura in a relevant field of study with an outstanding grade (Above 2.0 German - or 5.8 Chilean Grade)
► English proficiency (TOEFL >79 points) ► Three recommendation letters ► A Ph.D. research proposal
►Agreement of one of the members of the participating departments to provide Ph.D. Thesis supervision.
► A list of scientific achievements (publications,
CHILEAN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
JOINT PHD PROGRAM IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (JPPAE)
UNIVERSITY OF TALCA (CHILE) –UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN (GERMANY)
The University of Talca (Chile) and the Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen (Germany) are
offering an English-language Joint PhD program in Agricultural Economics (JPPAE). During the
first year, students in the program take courses in the Doctoral Program in Agricultural
Eco-nomics in Germany, (“PromotionskollegAgrar
From the second year, students spend their time at the University of Talca, Chile, to take
interdisciplinary courses under the academic framework of the PhD in Agricultural Sciences and
carry out their PhD research in a dynamic scientific environment.
The University of Talca will award scholarships to three outstanding applicants to participate in
Joint PhD program in Agricultural Economics beginning in October 2013
. The scholarships
will cover monthly expenses and one plane ticket (Chile – Germany – Chile or equivalent).
German tuition per semester (250 euros for WS 12/13) and Chilean registration fees (650 euros
totally) are not included in the scholarships.
The academic requirements and the process for the application to the Joint
PhD program in
Agricultural Economics can be found at
Knowledge of Spanish and/or German is an asset, as is a proven record of interest in research
on the development of the agricultural area in Latin America and pertinent interactions with
Germany / the European Union.
Applications for scholarships are in parallel with the application to the Joint PhD program. We
will use the information that you submit with your application to the Joint PhD program to
select the scholarship holders. To signal your intention to apply to the Chilean scholarship you
must also fill out and submit the scholarship application form at the end of this call to the
. The application form for the University of Talca Scholarships
can be downloaded from
Applications for scholarships will be evaluated by the Academic Committee of the Doctorate
program of the Agrarian Science College in Talca and will cover the following criteria:
• Academic performance and publications: 60%
Application deadline: April 23, 2013
Results communication: May 27, 2013!
• Thesis topic should be relevant for Chile, and there is a special interest in topics related
to sustainable agriculture, productivity and efficiency, impact evaluation, rural
development and competiveness of supply chains.
• Scholars must spend at least 18 month in Chile.
Expenses covered by the scholarship:
• $ 630.000 (Chilean pesos) for 36 month (converted in euros while staying in Germany –
• 500 euros installation money in Germany (1 time)
• 1 round plane ticket Chile- Germany- Chile (or equivalent)
For additional information, don’t hesitate to contact:
Dr. Sebastian Lakner / MSc. Rodrigo Valdes in Göttingen:
Prof. Dr. Alejandra Engler for academic questions in Talca:
APPLICATION FORM FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TALCA SCHOLARSHIP
JOINT PHD PROGRAM IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (JPPAE)
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