Maringá State University is highlighted in yet another international ranking

Maringá State University is highlighted in yet another international ranking

UEM is still the 1st university in South America in research developed by women and the 2nd best in Paraná

The State University of Maringá (Universidade Estadual de Maringá - UEM) reaches once again the top, with the highest proportion of female researchers (51.4%), among the total number of authors of scientific papers, as the 1st institution in South America, according to the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023, published by Leiden University, the Netherlands. Furthermore, the survey shows that UEM remains the 2nd best university in Paraná and the 1st among state universities.

In this 2023 edition, the CWTS ranking looked at the quantity and quality of scientific productions from 2018 to 2021. A total of 1,411 universities from 72 countries on different continents were analyzed using different criteria. The list of institutions and the evaluated indexes were released yesterday (21st of June) by the Center for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University.

The list brings the evaluation of the academic research produced by the institutions and considers the scientific production published in the Web of Science database, edited by the Clarivate Analytics company. In addition to gender (proportion of female authors), the survey also points out three other parameters of analysis: scientific impact; collaborations (articles in partnership with other institutions) and open access (proportion of free articles in relation to restricted ones). It is worth noting that in the item of publications analyzed by gender, UEM is at the top, being the 1st university in South America in research developed by women, according to the CWTS statistical survey.

UEM, ranked 1st in the state of Paraná, in the Leiden Ranking, scientific impact, ranked 793rd in the world among 1,318 institutions ranked. Among 50 universities in South America, UEM reached the 25th position, and the 20th position in Brazil, among 37 universities ranked in the Ranking.

In comparison to the previous edition (2022), the number of universities included in the CWTS Leiden Ranking increased from 1,318 to 1,411. Among all the items evaluated, the survey included five areas of knowledge: Biomedical and Health Sciences; Life and Earth Sciences; Mathematics and Computer Science; Physical Sciences and Engineering; and Social Sciences and Humanities.

For the head of the Board of Plans and Information of the Office of Institutional Planning and Development (Pró-Reitoria de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento - PLD), who is also a professor of the undergraduate course in Administration of UEM, Márcio Noveli, this research reflects the result of the UEM’s continuous efforts towards excellence in research, which translates into progress for society in general and specifically impacts the undergraduate and graduate courses of the institution, "because it adds knowledge and enhance the value of public, quality, and free higher education".

It is worth pointing out that universities do not have to apply to be included in the Leiden Ranking. According to the CWTS procedure, the universities included in the Leiden Ranking are selected by means of criteria that serve as the metric parameter above the relevant index. According to CWTS, universities are not required to provide any contribution.


Translated by: Felipe Piva
Proofread by: Felipe Lisbôa

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