Wageningen UR’s global reputation improved last year, it appears from the World Reputation Rankings in the Times Higher Education
Each year, the British journal asks leading researchers around the world which they consider to be the top ten universities in their field of research. The THE received almost 10,000 replies, 16 percent of which came from the United States, 11 percent from China, 7 percent from Japan and 5.5 percent from the UK and Russia. As always, Harvard heads the list.
Wageningen UR is comfortably back in the reputation rankings’ top 100, in the shared rank of 61- 70. Last year, the university didn’t make the top 100, but it had a shared 91-100th position in the two previous years (2012 and 2013). Information specialist Wouter Gerritsma doesn’t have an explanation for the sudden improvement, which is based on researchers’ subjective opinions. There are five Dutch universities in the top 100: the University of Amsterdam, Delft (both ranked 51-60), Leiden (61-70) and Utrecht (71-80) plus Wageningen. The reputation anking was presented on 11 March but the data were included in the overall THE ranking for 2015, which was published last October. Wageningen is ranked 73rd in this list.