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R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Matemática

Unidade de I&D

Centro de Estatística e Gestão de Informação - CEGI [MATH-LVT-Lisboa-323] visitada em 23/09/2008

Classificação: Fair

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
This unit covers research in information management and statistics. It consists of a relatively small number of researchers who are willing to cooperate. The composition of the group is rather heterogeneous. The number of PhD’s is relatively low. It is highly valued that the PhD-program is performed with other units/universities.

The unit has had good evaluations in the past. The panel members could not relate these evaluations with the present situation, which has led them to rank the unit as FAIR. We face indeed a number of problems:
1. Lack of scientific leadership.
2. Unclear position and positioning of the group.
3. Too much research for private/public organizations.
4. There are no publications (yet!) in top journals.

There are, however, a number of positive elements that we encounter in this unit.
1. There are a number of good and young researchers in this unit.
2. The measurement of the Portuguese Customer Satisfaction Index offers excellent opportunities for advanced research (which is not done now!).
3. The unit has a strong relation with society.

We strongly suggest the good research/researchers of this unit to merge with other units such as INOVA (unit #124) in the same University. Whether all research/researchers fit is doubtful. Particularly some (not all) older researchers will not match with the research climate in unit 124.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
CEGI-Centro de Estatística e Gestão de Informação [RG-MATH-LVT-Lisboa-323-3092]