Doctorate On Campus

River Restoration and Management

Instituto Superior Técnico

48 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
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The Doctoral Degree on River Restoration and Management from Instituto Superior Técnico ims the development and the application of scientific knowledge of environmental sciences, ecology, engineering and urbanism to management and restoration of the fluvial ecosystems, at different spatial scales, from the microhabitat to the river reaches and the drainage basin.


The Doctoral Degree on River Restoration and Management from Instituto Superior Técnico aims to develop scientific knowledge in the fields of restoration and management of fluvial processes and river quality, thus contributing to improve the sustainable development of human societies and the conservation of natural resources.

Concerning the students, the program intends to:

  • i) acquainted them with the problems of different types of rivers, presenting environmentally challenging case-studies;
  • ii) stimulate their innovative aptitudes, while training them into hypotheses testing, scientific reasoning and rigor;
  • iii) train their skills to communicate and to write to wider science audiences;
  • iv) design versatile and useful career profiles for highly trained and skilled researchers, promoting the application of results by the private sector and by regional and governmental agencies.

However, individual training will be complemented by stimulus to work in group and by personal and scientific enrichment based on mobility between the countries involved in the FLUVIO Consortium.

Programme Structure

Examples of themes available for thesis development:

  • Integrated flow management
  • Ecological flows: requirements and design
  • Water and ecosystem management under scarcity
  • Ecohydraulics of fish passes
  • Fluvial restoration planning
  • Dam operation for downstream habitat management
  •    Historical ecology of river landscapes and channels

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Holders of an Undergraduate Degree and Master’s Degree may apply for this training doctoral programme by obtaining a pass in an advanced study course, that grants a total of credits between 30 and 60 ECTS, followed by advanced research, development and innovation work, leading to a dissertation (PhD thesis). In all it has a 3 year duration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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