The PhD Program in Biomedicine is currently bound to the Spanish Royal Decree (RD) 99/2011 that follows the guidelines for doctoral studies of the European Higher Education Area; see https://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2011-2541.  (*) Recently the new Royal Decree 576/2023 has been published, which modifies the previous Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, in the regulation of doctoral studies.

To implement the requirements of the RD99/2011, the Board of Governors of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) released two regulations. More specifically, the Academic Regulations for Doctorate Courses released on June 20th, 2012, and the Regulations of the Doctoral School released on March 13th, 2013.

The PhD Programme in Biomedicine must comply with the Spanish RD 99/2011, the UPF Doctoral School regulations and the UPF academic regulations for doctoral studies. However, these regulations also confer regulatory authority to PhD programmes on different aspects. This document describes the specific regulations of the PhD Programme in Biomedicine on those aspects, agreed by the academic committee (AC), and more concretely:

In case that a particular interpretation of any of these specific regulations collides with regulations from the Academic Regulations for Doctorate Courses at the UPF, from the UPF Doctoral School or from the RD 99/2011, higher regulations always overrule the more specific ones.

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