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    Wageningen University World Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-Specific Rankings 2020-2021

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    Wageningen University and Research is the topmost institution in the Netherlands. It is one of the leading international universities in the field of healthy food and living environment. According to influential university rankings, the university ranks best in the world in the field of Agriculture & Forestry. The town of Wageningen, where the university is based; is a historic town on the bank of the Rhine. Wageningen University is one of the leading universities with higher rankings in the world.

    • Wageningen University has been voted as the number #1 University in the Netherlands for the last 15 years in a row.
    • According to the Times Higher Education 2021 rankings, Wageningen University is ranked 62nd among the best Global universities and also had the Global reputation rank in between 81-90 in 2020.
    • Wageningen University and Research have the unique position of being the only University in the Netherlands to focus on healthy food and the living environment.
    • In QS WUR subject ranking 2020, Wageningen University secured the #1st position in Agriculture and Forestry all over the globe.
    • US News & World report placed Wageningen University at 83rd position among the Best International universities.³

    Wageningen University and Research: Ranking Highlights

    The ranking agencies take account of various factors to evaluate the ranking for Wageningen University and Research. Various ranking agencies focus on the institution's performance in different fields and factors. These factors are usually based on students' experience, research intensiveness of a college, teaching excellence, citations, and many more.

    Ranking agencies Rank
    Quacquarelli Symonds QS Top Universities 2021² 115
    Times Higher Education World Ranking 2021¹ 62
    US news & World Report Global Ranking 2021³ 83
    ARWU 2020 Rankings⁴ 151-200
    Webometrics 2020 162
    CWUR World Rank 2021 187

    Wageningen University and Research: Other Major Rankings

    • According to The National Taiwan Rankings 2020, Wageningen University and Research is the Best Agricultural institution in the world with the No.1 ranking in Agricultural science.
    • According to US News & World Report rankings for 2021, Wageningen University is ranked 24th among the Best universities in Europe and ranked 5th in the Best Universities of the Netherlands.
    • Times Higher Education listed Wageningen University as the best university in the Netherlands with the national ranking at #1.

    Wageningen University and Research: QS Rankings 2021

    In QS World University rankings 2021, Wageningen University secured the overall score of 54.8 and ranked at 115th position among all universities, globally.

    Various criteria followed by QS while ranking Wageningen University and Research include:

    Ranking Criteria Score
    Academic reputation 40.0
    Employer reputation 22.2
    Faculty student 96.9
    Citations per faculty 53.1
    International faculty 45.5
    International students 79.8
    Overall score 54.8

    Wageningen University and Research performance improved in QS World rankings as it had the 125th global rank in 2020 and it inclined by 10 positions in 2021 with the global rank of 115.

    Wageningen University and Research: Times Higher Education 2021 Rankings

    According to Times Higher Education 2021 rankings, Wageningen University is ranked 62nd among the best Global universities and also had the Global reputation rank in between 81-90 in 2020.

    Various parameters considered by the Times Higher Education for ranking Wageningen University are:

    Parameters Score
    Teaching 48.2
    Research 56.4
    Citations 97.3
    Industry income 100
    International outlook 83.7
    Overall score 69.4

    Wageningen University and Research: US News & World Report 2021 Rankings

    US News & World report placed Wageningen University at 83rd rank among Best International universities with an overall score of 71.2 in 2021 rankings. It has a Global research reputation ranking of 73 in 2021.

    According to US news ranking 2021, Wageningen University is ranked 24th among the Best universities in Europe and ranked 5th in the Best Universities of the Netherlands.

    Given below are certain indicators of the Wageningen University for 2021, according to US News & World Report:

    Indicator Rank Weightage
    Global research reputation 73 12.5%
    Regional research reputation 105 12.5%
    Publications 205 10%
    Books 246 2.5%
    Conferences 972 2.5%
    Normalized citation impact 120 10%
    Total citations 156 7.5%
    Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited 146 12.5%
    Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited 70 10%
    International collaboration - relative to country 360 5%
    International collaboration 91 5%
    Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited 110 5%
    Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited 60 5%

    The US News & World report Overall Best Global Universities rankings encompass nearly 1500 top institutions spread across 86 countries, up from 81 countries last year.

    Wageningen University and Research: CWUR 2021 Rankings

    According to the data collected from CWUR World University rankings, the performance of Wageningen University and Research is as per listed below:

    Parameters Rank
    Global Quality of Education 534
    Quality of faculty 223
    Research output 207
    Quality publication 175
    Influence 170
    Citations 129
    Alumni employment 962

    In CWUR World University rankings, Wageningen University & Research secured;

    #8th National rank

    CWUR World University ranking of 168 with the overall CWUR score of 79.2.

    Wageningen University and Research: Webometrics Rankings 2020

    Webometrics is an international ranking agency that judges universities based on their research and their overall impact on the world. According to Webometrics, Wageningen University has ranked at 162nd place globally for the year 2020. Wageningen University has the national rank of #6 in the Netherlands and the 45th Continental rank in Europe.

    The parameters on which the University is ranked are:

    Parameters Rank
    Presence 110
    Impact 286
    Openness 107
    Excellence 151

    Wageningen University and Research: ARWU Rankings 2020

    Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWUR) 2020, also known as the Shanghai Ranking. In AWUR 2020, Wageningen is ranked at the range in between 151-200 best universities in the world.

    From a selection of 1200 universities, the best 500 Universities are determined by the following 6 indicators. These indicators include: alumni winning prizes, staff winning prizes, highly cited researchers, number of papers, publications in journals and per capita academic performance.

    Wageningen University and Research: National Rankings

    • Times Higher Education listed Wageningen University as number #1 University in the Netherlands.
    • In Webometrics Rankings for 2020, Wageningen University is placed at 6th Country rank.
    • ARWU 2020 Rankings placed Wageningen University and Research at National rank between 8-9.
    • According to CWUR Rankings for 2021, Wageningen University and Research ranked at 8th position among Universities in the Netherlands.
    • In US News & World Report Rankings for 2021, Wageningen University ranked at 5th place among global universities present in the Netherlands.

    According to various ranking agencies, National Rankings achieved by Wageningen University and Research are:

    Ranking agency National Rank
    Times Higher Education 1
    US News & World Report 2021 5
    ARWU 2020 8-9
    Webometrics 2020 6
    CWUR 2021 8

    Wageningen University and Research: Subject Rankings

    Wageningen University programs have outstanding Global rankings. Wageningen University's subject-specific rankings proposed by US News & World Report for 2021 are as;

    Subjects Ranking
    Agricultural sciences 1
    Environment / Ecology 2
    Plant and Animal science 2
    Biotechnology and Applied microbiology 21
    Microbiology 32
    Public Health and Social Sciences 40
    Public, Environmental and Occupational health 41
    Geosciences 48

    In QS WUR subject ranking 2020, Wageningen University secured #1st position in Agriculture and Forestry on all over the globe. Wageningen University has also been highly ranked for Environmental Sciences as it has 8th subject-specific global rank.

    According to The National Taiwan Rankings 2020, Wageningen University and Research is the best agricultural institution in the world with the number 1 ranking in agricultural science. It is placed at 160th rank among general universities. In the National Taiwan Rankings 2020, Wageningen University and Research is the 2nd best university in the field of Environment & Ecology. In the field of Plant & Animal Sciences the university is ranked at number 2. The National Taiwan Ranking compares over 300 universities on three different criteria for scientific paper performance; research productivity, research impact and research excellence.

    Wageningen University and Research Compared with Other Universities

    Shown below is the comparison of Wageningen University and Research with the Purdue University and the University of Southern California.

    Parameters Wageningen University and Research Purdue University University of Southern California
    QS World Ranking 2021 115 109 121
    Status Public Public Private
    Research Very high Very high Very high
    Focus Focused Comprehensive+ Comprehensive+
    Total academic faculty staff 2,581 2,622 3,213
    Student numbers 14,361 40,335 32,586
    International students 3,960 8,034 11,101

    Wageningen University and research have the unique position of being the only University in the Netherlands to focus on healthy food and the living environment. Admissions at Wageningen University dates back to 1876 when it was opened as a national agricultural college. The university offers 6 bachelor’s programs, 30 master's programs, and 3 online master's programs. All these programs will lead you to focus on current and future global issues that are of increasing importance to both industry and government.

    The university's expertise in food and the environment puts it in high demand to produce research for the Dutch government, businesses, and nonprofits. Its facilities are commissioned by these groups to explore new solutions for healthy living. Their projects range from seeking innovation in sustainable energy to finding ways of making plastic from seaweed.

    Focusing on the healthy natural environment, Wageningen University and Research made its aim to become carbon neutral, and they achieved their aim in 2015. Wageningen University and Research consistently rank as one of the world's top institutions. In its Life Sciences specialization, in particular, it is considered one of the best universities in the world.

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