Organisation - March 18, 2020

Wageningen is the best agricultural university in the world again

Albert Sikkema

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.

Re:actions 16

  • Arju Ali Khan

    Wageningen deserves that! Hope, I will join their department in future. #greenhousehorticulture

  • Dr G Byju

    Best wishes

  • Ali Elhakeem

    Congratulations! So proud to be a member in this University.

  • Gabriel Angella

    Congratulations! I have done my MSc (Soil and Water) when the name was Wageningen Agricultural University and I still have contact. I am proud to have been part of this splendid University!

  • stephen ngoda

    1995/96 i have been there just to pay a visit duling my tropical animal production diploma course at larenstein collage deventer. it is a fantastic univesity in world wide

  • Moussa Diallo

    Congrats to be the top University in the world. Good luck for the future.

  • Claudy massawe

    Congratulations my dream university. One day I will be there.

  • Giancarlo Curzel - Italy

    Congrats from an old Agronomist

  • Sharp eye

    Congrats WUR! But thats an old photo! Pre campus plaza...

  • mutava celestine

    Soon i will join the prestigious programme in plant science.