According to the ranking of the Knowledge and Development Foundation, it is at the level of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

The University of Salamanca possesses areas of knowledge that only begin to emerge, as indicated by the ranking of the Knowledge and Development Foundation that was published in the La Gaceta newspaper. This is the case of Industrial Engineering that is taught at the Béjar Higher Technical School which has more than 20,000 students and is one of the best schools of this scale, thus it competes with centers such as the Polytechnic University of Catalonia or the Autonomous University of Barcelona.  Some of the factors that are measured to determine this ranking are the funds obtained for research, the number of publications per professor, the number of PhD theses or the living research sections of teaching and research staff.

Every day we witness how the potential of our University increases, because the campuses of Zamora, Ávila, Béjar and Salamanca demonstrate it continuously. This makes me feel optimistic. The result of this ranking confirms that the effort we make in the area of R&D&I in USAL is not accidental.

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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