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R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Engenharia Civil

Unidade de I&D

Centro de Engenharia Civil da Universidade da Beira Interior [CIVE-Centro-Covilha-691] visitada em 01/12/2007

Classificação: Poor

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
CECUBI presented a historical record in terms of the work of four separate research groups, but appears to be planning to go forward configured as a single group. Key researchers have left to join other units.
The record of international publication was weak, especially in Geotechnics.
The number of research projects undertaken was relatively low, given the number of people associated with the groups.
There have been some successful links with industry.
The group seems to lack a sense of strategic direction. The research agenda is not focused and did not seem to be informed by a strong awareness of research in other places, particularly other countries. Much of “strategy” seems to be determined by what are current projects.
The number of PhDs completed was low in relation to the number of staff.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Construction [RG-X-CIVE-Centro-Covilha-691-3089]
Geotechnics [RG-CIVE-Centro-Covilha-691-3058]
Structures [RG-CIVE-Centro-Covilha-691-3055]
Water Resources and Environment [RG-X-CIVE-Centro-Covilha-691-3088]