Academische wereldranglijst van universiteiten: Wageningen behaalt topscore op agriculture & food

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Academic ranking of world universities: Wageningen holds first position in agriculture & food

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June 30, 2017

On Wednesday june 28th the academic ranking of world universities, also known as the ‘Shanghai Ranking’ was published. Shanghai Ranking began to publish Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by five broad academic subjects since 2009. This year’s release contains rankings of universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. Wageningen University & Research holds the first position in the subjects ‘agricultural sciences’ and ‘food science & technology’. In total, more than 4000 universities were ranked.

The Shanghai Ranking is based on measures of research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration, research with top quality, and the highest academic recognitions. The bibliometric data is from Web of Science and InCites database. Academic award is a featured indicator of Shanghai Ranking’s global rankings. Shanghai Ranking began to publish Academic Ranking of World Universities by five broad academic subjects since 2009. This year’s release contains rankings of universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.

Dutch highscore

On the list of 52 subjects, Wageningen University & Reseach is not the only Dutch university holding a top position. Also Delft Technical University ranks first on ‘water resources’ and ‘transportation science & technology’. Erasmus University ranks first on ‘public administration’. Universities from the United States take 32 top positions in 52 subjects, followed by 8 institutions from China (including Hong Kong), closely followed by the Netherlands (5 top positions).