Science - September 29, 2009

Next best research groups: the full listing

The last issue of Resource contained lists of the very best of Wageningen's research groups. These need to be supplemented with the listing here.

In the 'Ook goed' list were the groups which received a 5 for quality (Q) and a high total score. This published list was not complete. The chair groups Toxicology and Crop & Weed Ecology should be added to it. We apologize for these omissions.
One way to view the scores is to give more weight to the Q-score, where-as the total score is obtained by treating all criteria (quality, productivity, relevance and vitality) equally.
The top groups - Entomology, Phytopathology, Human Nutrition, Microbiology, Environmental Systems Analysis, Nematology and Plant Production Systems - have the maximum total score of 20 points each.
The following are the next best groups, being in the range of 18-20 points. The scores for quality (Q) are bracketed.




Chair group


Total score (Q)





  • Land Dynamics

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics

  • Forest Ecology and Forest Management

  • Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science

  • Toxicology

  • Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management

  • Resource Ecology

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Crop and Weed Ecology

  • Plant Breeding

  • Irrigation and Water Engineering

  • Soil Quality

  • Molecular Biology

  • Food Chemistry

  • Environmental Policy

  • Development Economics

  • Communication Sciences

  • Food Process Engineering

  • Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology

  • Environmental Technology




19.5 (5)
19.5 (5)
19 (5)
19 (5)
19 (5)
19 (5)
19 (4.5)
19 (4.5)
19 (4.5)
18.5 (4)
18.5 (4)
18 (5)
18 (5)
18 (5)
18 (5)
18 (5)
18 (4.5)
18 (4)
18 (4)
18 (4)