Organisation - March 18, 2020

Wageningen is the best agricultural university in the world again

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Albert Sikkema
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Once again, the QS World University Ranking has pronounced Wageningen the best agricultural university in the world. And the figures supporting the ranking are encouraging too.

Wageningen has been the best university in the Netherlands for 15 years, according to the Dutch higher education guide (Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs). And this is starting to be reflected in the global list of top agricultural universities drawn up by QS. WUR has come out top now for the fourth time. Just like last year, Wageningen has scored significantly higher (97 points) than the university which now consistently comes second, UC Davis in the US (92 points).

The QS ranking, which is partly based on publication data from Scopus, also shows how Wageningen is performing globally per scientific domain. In the disciplines of Agriculture and Forestry, WUR is the global number one, but it also does well in the field of Environmental Sciences, coming eighth in the world. And Wageningen’s position in the area of Development Studies is remarkably strong: number 14 in the world. In all these three scientific fields, Wageningen is the highest scoring Dutch university in the QS ranking.

Because Wageningen is also assessed on its work in the Marine and Veterinary Sciences, it achieves a strong position in the broad domain of Life Sciences. WUR rose up the QS ranking from position 67 in 2019 to position 58 this year. Not an astounding gain, but one that at least suggests that Wageningen is maintaining quality in the face of rising student numbers.

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  • mutava celestine

    Soon i will join the prestigious programme in plant science.

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  • Collins

    Work towards it, nothing is impossible. It is a fantastic university and the Dutch Government made my childhood dream to be achieved by the admission and scholarship to study there. At the mention of Wageningen University, many doors opened for me, it is like a master key! Off course we know God is the ultimate, because He made it possible for me to attend. So, my friend, see you in the future as one of the alumni. I am a graduate of Plant Biotech from WUR.

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  • Collins

    Work towards it, nothing is impossible. It is a fantastic university and the Dutch Government made my childhood dream to be achieved by the admission and scholarship to study there. At the mention of Wageningen University, many doors opened for me, it is like a master key! Off course we know God is the ultimate,because He made it possible for me to attend. So, my friend, see you in the future as one of the alumni. I am a graduate of Plant Biotech from WUR.

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  • Andrew Mwebesa Muhame

    Congratulations. Feel proud to have done my Msc in Food Quality management (2007-2009) from this prestigious University.

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  • Andrew Mwebesa Muhame

    Congratulations. Feel proud to have done my Msc in Food Quality management (2007-2009) from this prestigious University.

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  • Kader LAFIA

    congratulations, I hope to study in this prestigious Wageningen University one day.

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