Scientific and technological areas of UBI classified in world ranking

UBI   17 de outubro de 2017

The work in computing, engineering and technology is recognized in the latest Times Higher Education listings, which analyze the best universities in the world.

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The Times Higher Education (THE) ranking dedicated to the analysis of computer science, engineering and technology ranks the University of Beira Interior (UBI) among the best in the world. In the listings released this Tuesday, October 17, the institution appears in the 201-250 range in the 2018 Times Higher Education Computer Science, which analyzed 300 institutions, and between 251-300 in the “2018 Times Higher Education Engineering and technology from a total of 500 that are listed.

According to Paulo Moniz, Vice Rector for the Scientific Research Area, UBI's good position in these specific rankings of scientific and technological areas “is very positive and motivating” and “reveals that the university continues to assert itself gradually and in terms of quality and difference”.

Similar to the other rankings of the important THE, the experts evaluate the indicators of the five main activities of higher education institutions: Teaching, which analyzes the learning environment; Research (Research), in which production and reputation are considered); Citations, which shows the influence of the research performed; Internationalization (International Outlook) of employees, students and researchers); and Industry Income.

These factors are usually adjusted to fit the specificity of each ranking and provide reliable information to students, companies and governments.

The results, according to Paulo Moniz, are “a focus of attraction for new students and researchers”, especially “for candidates from Portuguese-speaking countries and among the Portuguese communities scattered throughout the world”. At the same time, it considers them a very valid argument to present to UID panels, because they demonstrate that UBI achieves excellent levels of productivity through various metrics and indicators, and that “the UIDs are surely candidates to obtain the classification of Very Good or better still”.

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