Science - November 6, 2013

Wageningen world’s best agricultural university

Albert Sikkema

Wageningen tops ranking of agricultural universities.
Reason: rapidly rising number of publications and citations.

Last year Wageningen was still in second place in the National Taiwan University Ranking for agricultural universities. Now it has gone up to first place, just above American universities UC Davis and Cornell.

The position at the top of agri­cultural science is assigned from scores in three fields: agricultural sciences, environmental sciences and plant and animal research. Wageningen scores the highest for agricultural science, coming third in the world in the other two fields. The combined scores put Wageningen in first place in this specific domain.