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Universidad Santo Tomás joins the SCImago World Research Ranking

12 2017 June

The past 9 of June at the Universidad del Rosario, the most important network of universities in Latin America and an international reference for university relations, Universia, presented the World Ranking of Research in Universities prepared by SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR).

In this ranking, dedicated to analyzing the processes and research contents of the Higher Education Institutions of Ibero-America, 21 Colombian universities appear in the world list - led by Harvard University (USA) -, which included the University Santo Tomás, which currently has 102 research groups -65 recognized by Colciencias- and 231 semilleros.

On this occasion, Universia invited Félix de Moya, a specialist in research management and its international visibility, to present the results. According to the expert, the rapid growth of the country in this matter has cataloged it as "one of the most developed in Latin America"; He also added that public policies in Colombia aim to improve research results, actions that will undoubtedly contribute to the development of research not only in the country but in the region.

From its first version this report allows to recognize the performance of research institutions around the world. The study carried out by SCImago takes into account measurement indicators that establish aspects such as:

Position held by the Higher Education Institution in the global, Ibero-American, Latin American and national context.

Percentage of the production of the institution that has been published in collaboration with institutions outside the country.

Impact of investigations, among others.

The method to choose the universities listed in the ranking is based on three variables: production and research (50%), innovation (30%) and social impact (20%).

The Vice Minister of Higher Education, Natalia Ruiz Rodgers, participated in the presentation and analysis; the Vice-Rector of the Rosario University, Stephanie Lavaux; the President of Banco Santander de Negocios Colombia, Manuel De La Cruz; the General Manager of Universia Colombia, Ruth Polchlopek; and had the assistance of rectors, vice-rectors of research, researchers and teachers of the universities of the country.

Source: Universia Bulletin.

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