Biomedicine; Economics and Management; Clinical Medicine; Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Biology. These are the main areas of the nine researchers from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) who are part of the "World's Top 2% Scientists 2023" ranking, drawn up by Stanford University (USA). The ranking also evaluates the impact generated for science throughout the researchers' careers.
In the Biomedical area, three researchers stand out: Célia Manaia and Paula Teixeira from the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry at the Faculty of Biotechnology (CBQF/ESB) and Paula Ravasco from the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Health at the Faculty of Medicine (CIIS/FM).
In Economics and Management there are also three researchers in the spotlight: Filipe Santos and Ilídio Barreto, from the Católica Lisbon Research Unit in Business and Economics at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (CUBE/CLSBE) and Rui Sousa, from the Research Centre in Management and Economics at Católica Porto Business School (CEGE/CPBS).
In the Clinical Medicine area, João C. Fernandes, from the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry at the Faculty of Biotechnology. Researchers Manuela Pintado and Marta Vasconcelos, from the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry at the Faculty of Biotechnology (CBQF/ESB), stood out in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and Biology, respectively.
If the impact generated for science throughout the careers of researchers from Universidade Católica Portuguesa is analysed, there are six researchers in the ranking: Célia Manaia, Manuela Pintado, João C. Fernandes, Paula Teixeira and Paula Castro, from the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry at the Faculty of Biotechnology; and Paula Ravasco, from the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Health at the Faculty of Medicine.
For the rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Isabel Capeloa Gil, "the solid presence of our researchers and their research in this internationally recognised ranking is a source of great pride and demonstrates the impact of research on the community."
The "World's Top 2% Scientists 2023" ranking, coordinated by Stanford University, identified around 200,000 researchers from around the world in 22 scientific areas and 174 sub-areas, assessing the impact of their research in 2022 and throughout their careers. The study can be consulted here.