Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

- Computer Science Ranking

Italy Established: 1997 Scholars: 10
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Computer Science discipline and affiliated with Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. There are a total of 10 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is 415 with a mean value for the h-index of 41.50. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is 1,909 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 190.90.


Based in Bolzano, Italy, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (unibz) is a private university known for applying multilingualism in its instruction, seminars, and research. It uses three languages—Italian, English, and German—as a means to widen the professional opportunities of its learners. Free language courses are even offered so students can pick up a second and third language.

unibz’s academic programs are organized into five faculties, namely economics and management, education, computer science, design and art, and science and technology. It also conducts some of its research in three competence centers, whose fields of focus include regional history, tourism and mobility, and school inclusion. Besides traditional classes, the school dedicates its educational activities to seminars, workshops, lectures with distinguished speakers, and lessons that require the practical application of skills and knowledge.

Aside from the Bolzano campus, unibz has two other campuses in Bruneck and Brixen, respectively. They are characterized by superb architecture, with the Brixen campus receiving an architecture award in 2005. The institution also has an expansive library network and an inclusive workshop for digital fabrication, on top of running its own science publication, Academia, which is co-produced by the research group EURAC.

Founded on October 31, 1997, unibz was established as an internationally oriented university that promoted multilingualism. Maintaining its ideals, the school has grown to take in over 4,000 enrolled students, more than 600 professors and researchers, and more than 200 administrative personnel as of 2020. It offers over 30 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the most popular of which include economics, engineering, social sciences, education, natural sciences, and design.

unibz welcomes a large international contingent. More than 15% of its students and around 30% of its lecturers are members of the international community. To foster global and inter-regional collaboration and advance the future careers of its students, the university has partnered with local and international organizations, including the World Manufacturing Foundation, the University of Innsbruck in Austria, and the University of Trento in Italy.

As for its research efforts, unibz has conducted over 900 projects ever since its founding. Meanwhile, its Faculty of Computer Science is recognized by the European Union for its high research activity. The school also has its own research information system, called Boris, which can be accessed exclusively by its researchers.

unibz believes in the free exchange of ideas and espouses respect for democratic principles. As such, it aims to eradicate language barriers and cultural differences for the betterment of local, regional, and global societies. The school also hosts several student organizations that foster growth outside academics and research.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
633 World 6 National Diego Calvanese

Diego Calvanese

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 74 Citations 37,713 360
2003 World 37 National Francesco Ricci

Francesco Ricci

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 56 Citations 21,911 212
3428 World 70 National Giancarlo Guizzardi

Giancarlo Guizzardi

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 46 Citations 7,945 203
3637 World 81 National Claus Pahl

Claus Pahl

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 45 Citations 6,919 244
5064 World 120 National Fabrizio Maria Maggi

Fabrizio Maria Maggi

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 38 Citations 6,146 135
7510 World 198 National Enrico Franconi

Enrico Franconi

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 32 Citations 4,865 127
7518 World 210 National Antonio Liotta

Antonio Liotta

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 32 Citations 4,695 246
7886 World 224 National Marco Montali

Marco Montali

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 31 Citations 5,269 177
8023 World 230 National Romain Robbes

Romain Robbes

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 31 Citations 4,904 96
8355 World 244 National Werner Nutt

Werner Nutt

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 30 Citations 5,451 109

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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