Top score for research at School of Computing

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, is ranked number six in the world within Systems and Software Engineering according to an article which will be published in Journal of Systems and Software in the near future. Professor Claes Wohlin, Blekinge Institute of Technology, is ranked for the fourth time among the fifteen most published researchers in the world in the field.

Claes WohlinBTH has advanced in the rankings among the top fifteen universities that are published annually by the magazine "Journal of Systems and Software", being number five in the world for the period 2003-2007 and number six for the period 2004-2008. With this BTH is second in Europe and number one in Sweden for both periods. The lists are based on publications in seven journals in the field during two five-year periods (2003-2007 and 2004-2008). In addition to this Professor Claes Wohlin at BTH is ranked as number nine in the individual rankings for the period 2003-2007.

- It´s very positive that the efforts made within systems and software engineering at BTH is highlighted and lead to international success. I am especially glad that BTH is on the ranking list as it proves that we are broad as well as strong within the area of Systems and software engineering. Although the ranking is slightly lower the second period, it symbolizes the strength of the environment, that is, we are ranked sixth in the world despite the fact that no individual scientist is on the individual rankings for the period. A high ranking can be important both for applications for research funding and international partnerships, says Claes Wohlin.

- It is also important for Swedish industry that we have world-class research. As more and more products and services are based on software, the knowledge of software development is an increasingly important competitive tool, continues Claes Wohlin.

- This is a clear sign that our specialization and focus on building a number of strong research areas is a recipe for success, says Vice-Chancellor Ursula Hass.

The research within this area aims to improve architectures, methodology and processes to develop better software products. That is, with the right functionality and quality, delivered at the right time at the right cost. The area has very high relevance as more and more systems, products and services includes large amounts of software.


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