Wageningen University & Research ranks first in the domain of Agricultural Sciences, second in the domains Environmental Ecology and Plant and Animal Sciences in the 2020 international NTU-ranking. This list of over 800 universities is based solely on scientific publications in international academic journals.
Scores per domain
These three domains together comprise the field of agriculture, in which WUR leads for the ninth consecutive year. The field of social sciences shows a noteworthy increase from the 93rd to the 89th place. The totals per domain are shown in the table below.
In the listed total of all fields, Wageningen ranks 160th, almost the same as last year (159). In the ranking, the performance of the previous eleven years is considered as well as those in 2019.
Performance ranking of scientific papers for world universities
The list, officially known as the Performance ranking of scientific papers for world universities, is published since 2007 by the National Taiwan University. The list ranks the top 800 universities in the world according to the number, quality and influence of their scientific publications. Scores for research productivity (factoring in for 25%), research impact (35%) and research excellence (40%) are added up. Each field is subdivided into domains (‘subjects’) that are judges separately.