The External Assessment Commission (CEA) named by the Ministerial Accreditation Agency (A3ES) that assessed positively two of the main study cycles of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MIEM, PDEM), in both their preliminary reports (4th Dec 2014), stated that evidence of excellence exists in the department, namely at the LAR. Follows the relevant excerpts of the reports.
3.1.4. Pontos Fortes.
Evidente existência de algumas actividades de excelência nomeadamente a nível do laboratório de Automação e Robótica. 3.1.4. Strong Points.
Clear evidence of some excellent activities namely as far as the Automation and Robotics laboratory is concerned.
No other references of excellence are mentioned in the report, neither any reference to other laboratories, which are points that clearly distinguish the LAR in this concern.