BTH top-ranked in software engineering research

BTH is among the world’s most outstanding universities in software engineering research. BTH ranked sixth in the world and first in Europe regarding the number of publications in leading journals in the field.

Software engineering is becoming increasingly relevant in society due to digitalisation, and BTH has long had a top position in the field of software engineering research.

The reputable Journal of Systems and Software has published an article that again shows BTH’s top position. The rankings refer to publications over eight years (2010-2017). BTH is ranked sixth in the world and first in Europe regarding the number of publications in leading journals in the field of software engineering.

– The ranking lists show BTH’s leading position in the field, and it is great that there are so many researchers connected to BTH on the lists. We have further strengthened our research in software engineering, and now we are looking forward to launching a Master of Science in Engineering in the field starting in the autumn of 2019, says Vice-Chancellor Mats Viberg.

The article in the Journal of Systems and Software lists a total of about 120 researchers, of whom ten researchers are active in Sweden. Four of them work full-time at BTH, one works part-time at BTH, and two are former employees of BTH. Thus in total, seven out of ten ranked researchers with Swedish affiliations have a connection to BTH.

In the category of publications in leading journals in the field, three BTH researchers are ranked individually in their respective groups: Professor Claes Wohlin, Professor Tony Gorschek and Dr Krzysztof Wnuk. In addition, two researchers from BTH are ranked among those with the highest impact, based on citations: Professor Claes Wohlin and Dr Michael Unterkalmsteiner.

– Citations are important because they show the extent to which publications are referred to by other researchers. The number of citations is an indication of the importance of a publication, that is, a measure of the impact of the research, says Professor Jürgen Börstler at BTH.

6 November 2018

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