FBK ranks 1st in Italy for scientific excellence

Great news for FBK after the outcome of the evaluation carried out by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research System (ANVUR) on behalf of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)!

ANVUR evaluated 96 universities, 12 research institutions supervised by the Ministry of Education and 26 research organizations for the period 2011-2014.

In the evaluation, FBK reached outstanding results for both the high level of scientific production and for the local economic impact coming from the investment on research and innovation.

In the overall ranking of the 17 institutions evaluated for the quality of scientific production, FBK ranked 2nd, with a +52% compared to the average.

The Center for Information Technology, where I work, ranked 1st in Engineering and Information Science, with a score of 0.91. 

Out of all FBK centers that were evaluated, we reached the 1st place also in historical studies and Political and Social Sciences areas, and the 3rd place in Physics.


FBK was also at the top with regard to the economic and social impact (third mission), with the 1st place for the employment impact in the number of spin-offs and acquisition by the market, and 2nd for the number of spin-off companies and total revenue, as well as for the number of patents.

Our President Francesco Profumo, said “The outstanding result for Fondazione Bruno Kessler represents a unique case in Italy: it is the entity able to rank at the top both for its very high level scientific production and for the economic and jobs generated by strong investment in innovation and connection to the local area”.

Great work, people!

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