Universidade de Aveiro (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2018 Proceedings
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 6271-6275
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1479
Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain
The University of Aveiro Doctoral School has a total of 1357 PhD students (2016/2017) in 48 doctoral programs from 7 areas. The PhD doctoral programs at University of Aveiro typically consists in one year of coursework with curricular unit’s specifics for each program and three years of individual study and research work with one supervisor and up three co-supervisors. Each PhD program has a director that oversees the program with guidance from the Doctoral School and the research Vice-Rector.

This work aims at analysing and relating bibliometric indicators for the University of Aveiro PhD programs considering PhD students that finished their PhD in 2016. The scientific production of 177 students from 42 PhD programs has been used in this study, of which 38,4% were male and 61,6% were female. Moreover 33,3% of the PhD students have one supervisor and one co-supervisor while 76,7% have one supervisor and two co-supervisors. The bibliometric indicators have been extracted from Scopus database and included the number of papers published, total citations, average citations, number of papers published with co-authors from international organizations (Universities, Research Centres). Other information such as number of supervisors, gender, and areas has also been used. Statistical methods such as Cluster Analysis and Principal component analysis have been applied in order to find the correlations between chosen indicators and the specific doctoral programs and scientific areas. It has been observed that at University of Aveiro some areas are more exposed to international collaborations based on papers published with international partners. The correlation between papers with international partners and citations is going to be discussed by area and compared for different areas.
Higher Education, PhD program, Internationalisation, bibliometrics.