Top Agriculture Universities Tallied For 2014

College graduation_diplomaFor the second consecutive year, the University of California, Davis ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to rankings released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

The British-based organization, which provides annual rankings in 29 other subject areas, also ranked UC Davis among the top 10 institutions globally in the natural sciences, among the top 15 in environmental sciences, and among the top 35 in civil and structural engineering.

In these rankings, the natural sciences include physics and astronomy, mathematics, environmental sciences, earth and marine sciences, chemistry and materials sciences.

“We are proud to receive these outstanding rankings because they reflect both the long-established and emerging strengths of our university,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.

More than 3,000 acres of UC Davis’ 5,000-acre campus are devoted to agricultural research.

Other notable U.S. schools that placed in the Top 25 for Agriculture & Forestry are:
3. Cornell
4. University of Wisconsin-Madison
5. Iowa State University
6. University of California-Berkeley
7. Oregon State University
8. Purdue University
9. Texas A&M
10. Ohio State University
11. University of Massachusetts
14. North Carolina State University
15. Penn State University
17. University of Minnesota
21. Michigan State University
23. University of Florida

Click here to see the entire ranking.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject this year evaluated a total of 2,838 universities and ranked 689 institutions. The rankings are created using some of the same data collected for the overall QS World University Rankings: the academic reputation survey, employer reputation survey and research citations data. The first two elements are global surveys conducted by QS each year in which academics and graduate employers are asked to identify the world’s top universities overall and in their own subject area of expertise. The third key indicator used relates to data on research citations, based on analysis of the Scopus database to identify numbers of research citations per paper. This methodology aims to give an indication of the universities which are held in highest esteem for a particular subject, and which are also publishing the most influential research in each subject.

Sources: UC Davis; QS World University Rankings

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