IBEC students’ PhD programmes get top billing

Programmes receiving this quality award have achieved the highest marks in a rigorous selection process, and are recognised as international benchmarks in their fields. Criteria taken into account in order to achieve this ranking include publication records, the programme’s ability to attract students from other universities and nationalities, possibilities for mobility and placements abroad, and participation in competitive research.

“I want to congratulate the students and thesis supervisors for the quality of the work done,” commented IBEC group leader Santi Marco, who coordinates the Engineering and Advanced Technologies PhD programme at the UB. “Their efforts have been critical to achieving this recognition.” Other IBEC group leaders who coordinate PhD programmes include Raimon Jané (Biomedical Engineering, UPC).

The awarded programmes included Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Engineering and Advanced Technologies (UB), and Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Automatic Control, Robotics and Computer Vision (UPC).