Ph.D. in Tropical Knowledge and Management

Ph.D. in Tropical Knowledge and Management

Higher knowledge to make a world of a difference

The tropics are now growing faster than the rest of the world, but lack managerial abilities and governance practices. The opportunity arises to develop tropical knowledge, expertise and solutions, to diversify tropics’ economy, drive productivity and innovation in existing industries.


Why Nova SBE?

Three reasons to choose this Ph.D

Research excellence
Nova SBE Doctoral Program in Tropical Knowledge and Management provides a solid theoretical and methodological basis, for you to develop independent research and approach the best management paths to make a world of a difference in the tropics.

International network
TropiKMan Ph.D. is an Informal International Consortium (IIC) that gathers Nova SBE, ISA- UL and IHMT–UNL. It also gathers the cooperation of African Universities such as Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) and also University of Cape Verde, University José Eduardo dos Santos and University of Pretoria.

Effective placement
As the program is now in its fourth year, our faculty is actively involved in the placement of Ph.D. students. The three possible headings of the TropiKMan Ph.D. are Agribusiness and Governance for Development, Agrobiotechnology, and Health Sciences.

Our students

Know-how and get to do attitude

The Ph.D. in Tropical Knowledge and Management at Nova SBE is a passport for a different professional world. It develops independence and accountability. Our students make a difference with their studies, knowledge and entrepreneurial attitude, and create positive actions to impact the development of the tropics region.

Knowledge Centers

We believe that knowledge development is an important way of evolving into a more enlightened society. Our Knowledge Centers combine expertise with diversity and interdisciplinary research, answering important questions, both for today’s and tomorrow’s society.


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Come and meet your new destination

Come and meet your new destination

Find out all about how your life will be at Nova SBE.


TropikMan Ph.D adds value as it promotes the development of tools and knowledge and it helps to solve the shortage of qualified human resources in our mother countries. If we broaden our academic horizons, this will surely help us make a difference in our working place.

Cristino Fonseca,
São Tomé e Principe.