ULPGC ascends in world academic rankings
La Provincia newspaper has reported on the progress of the ULPGC in one of the the most prestigious academic university rankings in the world: that of Shanghai. Excelling in fields such as tourism, oceanography and veterinary science, where the ULPGC has been classified amongst the top 150 universities, its overall position is now 833.
Despite the very low level of investment in R&D&I in the Canary Islands, IOCAG director, Dr Alonso Hernández Guerra, indicated that scientific output had focused on research excellence and the publishing of findings in the most important journals with the greatest impact factor, all of which had contributed to advancement in the list. Dr Hernández Guerra also affirmed that IOCAG was approaching its goal of becoming accredited as a Maria Maetzu Unit of Excellence already achieving one of the three fundamental requirements and close to obtaining the other two. He revealed that the institute's strength lay in participating in coordinated projects with other well-established national research groups, thereby creating effective synergy for all those involved.
The article also mentioned that the ULPGC has retained its position in the THE 2021 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings), featuring in the group of 801-1000 together with other Spanish universities such as those of Salamanca, Córdoba, Madrid's Carlos III, Alcalá and País Vasco.
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