The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). There is a total of 7 researchers included with 0 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is 359 with a mean value for the h-index of 51.29. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is 1722 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 246.00.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
The Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UMFG), also known in English as the Federal University of Minas Gerais, is a public university recognized as a center of academic excellence in Brazil. In all, UFMG is composed of 20 academic units, 25 libraries, two hospitals, three administrative units, and three special units. As of 2020, the university offers 75 undergraduate, 78 graduate, and 68 continuing education programs across a wide range of academic fields.
Officially founded on September 7, 1927, UFMG’s history goes back to the 19th century. It is a result of the process that pushed for the opening of the first higher education institutions in the country, which started during the time of the Empire of Brazil and continued onto the Old Republic. In 1898, when Belo Horizonte was designated to be the state capital, the Ouro Preto Faculty of Law was moved to the area. Later on, several faculties were established. The Free School of Dentistry was founded in 1907, while the School of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine were established in 1911. A pharmacy course was also added to the Free School of Dentistry in 1911.
In 1927, these four institutions were merged into one, prompting the establishment of the University of Minas Gerais (UMG). It was initially a private institution that received a subsidy from the state government. The institution remained government-funded until 1949, when funding was ultimately transferred to the Brazilian Government. In 1965, the name Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais was officially adopted.
The schools of philosophy, architecture, and economics were added at the time of federalization. Meanwhile, further expansion gave birth to more schools: the School of Nursing in 1950, the School of Veterinary Science in 1961, the School of Information Science and the School of Music in 1962, and the School of Physical Education in 1969. More colleges were then spawned from the existing ones. These include the Colleges of Philosophy and Human Sciences and Literature and Education as well as the Institutes of Geosciences, Exact Sciences, and Biological Sciences.
UFMG is known for its outstanding graduate studies and research capabilities. The university offers two types of graduate courses. The first is the stricto sensu programs, which are master’s and doctorate degree programs designed to train graduate students and professionals to teach and research, so they can eventually contribute to technological and scientific development. The second type is the lato sensu courses, which are specialization programs designed to train professionals for job market qualifications. Moreover, around 95% of UFMG’s undergraduate programs have a maximum score on the Brazilian Ministry of Education’s General Undergraduate Course Index.