The Chancellor, Prof. Sergio Pecorelli: “Third in Italy for the number of scientific publications quoted worldwide”
According to the annual Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings for universities that are less than fifty years old and which distinguish themselves for their dynamism and competitiveness, the University of Brescia is sixth in Italy and 86th in the world (go to the Times rankings).
It was an excellent achievement for the entire Italian university system, considering that, as well as Brescia, the rankings included the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (10th), Milano-Bicocca (51st), University of Verona (66th), Roma Tre (72nd) and Roma Tor Vergata (81st).
“From the Times Higher Education rankings,” commented the Chancellor, Prof. Sergio Pecorelli, “it emerges that the University of Brescia is also in third place, behind the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and the University of Verona, in terms of research influence. This is a very important indicator that, based on the number of times in which university published works have been quoted by students worldwide, points to our university as one of the forerunners in the diffusion of new knowledge and understanding”.
The indicators used to compile the traditional Times World University Rankings of the Times – leading world rankings for higher educational institutions – are the same used for the world 150 Under 50 Rankings: from teaching reputation to quality of research; from technology transfer to internationalisation.
The entry requirements are particularly stringent: the Times Higher Education, indeed, excluded all universities with scientific production below one thousand publications between 2010 and 2014.