The Postgraduate and Doctorate Academic Committee (CAPiD) is the collective department body responsible for defining, updating and assuring the quality and coordination of the doctoral program, as well as the progress of the research and training of each doctoral student. Its duties and internal organization are regulated by the UPF Doctoral School Regulations (resolution of the Board of Governors of 13 July 2011, amended by resolution of the Board of Governors of 20 March 2013).

This Committee has a monthly meeting and some of its most important duties include:

  • Appointing or changing each doctoral student’s thesis supervisor.
  • Authorizing or withdrawing authorization for joint supervision of a thesis.
  • Authorizing doctoral students’ research stay periods abroad.
  • Grant or deny Travel Grant for conferences attendance.
  • Authorizing part-time doctoral studies.
  • Authorizing extensions of the deadline for submitting a thesis.
  • Approving temporary leaves for doctoral students.
  • Annually assessing each student’s activities document and the thesis supervisor report.
  • Authorizing the submission of doctoral student’s thesis.
  • Authorizing the thesis committee proposals.


Committee members:

·         President: Dra. Emilia Gómez

·         Secretary: Dr. Boris Bellalta

·         Member: Dr. Xavier Serra

·         Member: Dra. Mireia Farrús

·         Member: Dr. Martí Sánchez Fibla

·         Member: Dr. Juan Manuel Toro

·         Member: Dr. Ralph Andrzejak

·         Member: Dr. Coloma Ballester

·         Member: Dra. Davinia Hernández-Leo

·         Masters coordinator: Dr. Horacio Saggion


The documentation to be included in the agenda of the meetings should be submitted at the secretariat's office at least one week before of the date of the meeting. 


Calendar of meetings – academic year 2017-18: 


September 13, 2017     

September 29, 2017     

October 26, 2017

November 23, 2017

December 21, 2017

January 25, 2018

February 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

April 26, 2018

May 24, 2018

June 28, 2018

July 19, 2018

September 13, 2018

September 27, 2018