Wageningen University is ranked 2nd in the world for its Agriculture and Forestry education, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings. The university also did well in the Environmental Sciences subject ranking, where it is listed as one of the 10 best universities in the world.
The ranking was composed by the British firm Quacquarelli Symonds, which used to collaborate with Times Higher Education. The two parties ended their collaboration in 2010, and Quacquarelli Symonds has been publishing their own ranking since 2009.
Quacquarelli and Symonds evaluate universities based on a number of different aspects, such as academic peer review, citations, international orientation and the faculty-student ratio. The ranking is also the only ranking that takes into account the opinion of employers.