The IDIBELL ranks fifth in a ranking of research institutions in Spain in a study published this week by the Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo (Knowledge and Development Foundation). Furthermore, the Catalan Institute of Oncology from Hospitalet, partner of IDIBELL, ranks second and, among universities, UB appears in first position.
This study collects data from scientific publications between 2006 and 2010 about several Spanish institutions. The report is based on data from scientific publications and their impact in the rankings of the same standard, based on bibliometric records of the Scopus database owned by Elsevier, leading publisher in scientific world.
IDIBELL and IDIBAPS, research institutes linked to the Campus of International Excellence HUBC, are the fifth and ninth position respectively. In this ranking, there are other institutions linked to HUBC: the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, which occupies the eleventh position, and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), in the fourteenth position.
This study was prepared by the Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo, a foundation arising from the business sector with the aim of responding to the need to strengthen the role of the universities in society.