Wageningen University is the best university in the world for agriculture, according to the American magazine US News, which presented a new league table this month.
It is the first American ranking of universities to include universities outside the United States. Although there are already several league tables, information specialist Wouter Gerritsma of the Wageningen library is pleased with the newcomer. He expects the American list to play an important role in helping in ternational students decide where to study.
Wageningen UR is ranked 134th in US News’s general league table, but Wageningen heads the list of agricultural universities, in front of UC Davis and Cornell in the United States. These three universities also topped the list of agricultural universities in the Taiwan ranking. Other important international league tables, such as Britain’s Times Higher Education ranking and China’s Shanghai ranking, do not give a separate list of agricultural universities. Wageningen is also one of the best universities in the world in other Wageningen science disciplines, such as environmental science and plant and animal science, according to the American league table. Wageningen UR is ninth in Environment and Ecology, after Berkeley, Harvard and Stanford. And Wageningen is ranked fifth in Plant & Animal Science, after four American universitie.