BTH research is world class – ranked second in the world and number one in Europe
BTH’s research in software engineering continues to climb the international rankings. The research is now ranked second in the world and number one in Europe, in terms of the number of publications in leading journals in the field.
Software engineering is an area that is becoming increasingly relevant in society with the ongoing digitalisation. BTH has long held a top position when it comes to research in the software field.
– The ranking lists show BTH’s very strong position in the area and it is especially satisfactory that there are so many young researchers on the lists, says Professor Michael Mattsson, head of the Department of Software Engineering, at BTH.
It is the prestigious magazine Journal of Systems and Software which points to BTH’s top position in an article in its October issue. The ranking refers to publications over eight years (2013–2020). BTH is ranked second in the world and number one in Europe in terms of number of publications in leading journals in the software field.
– In the previous ranking, for the period 2012–2017, BTH was ranked sixth in the world, so the new ranking is a clear improvement. One of the explanations for the research successes is the way we conduct our research. We conduct our research close to the industry and combine relevance with high scientific quality, says Michael Mattsson.
In the same category, i.e. the number of publications in leading journals in the field, eight BTH researchers are ranked individually in their respective experience groups (experienced, established and early in their careers). They are:
- Professor Tony Gorschek
- Professor Kai Petersen
- Associate professor Michael Unterkalmsteiner
- Professor Daniel M. Fernández
- Dr. Nauman bin Ali
- Dr. Fabian Fagerholm
- Dr. Davide Fucci
1 October 2021