Rankings Wageningen University & Research

University Rankings

Wageningen is one of the top-ranked universities in the world. According to influential university rankings, the university ranks world’s best in the field of Agriculture & Forestry. In the Keuzegids Universities 2021 the university ranked as the best university in the Netherlands for the seventeenth time in a row, according to her own students.

Wageningen University & Research rankings

#1 Agricultural University

National Taiwan Ranking 2022

The National Taiwan Ranking compares over 300 universities on three different criteria for scientific paper performance; research productivity, research impact and research excellence. According to NTU Wageningen is the number 1 Agricultural University and is #155 in the general ranking.

Environment & Ecology

#3 in Environment & Ecology

National Taiwan Ranking 2022

According to the National Taiwan Ranking Wageningen is the number 3 university in the field of Environment & Ecology. In the field of Plant & Animal Sciences the university is ranked as number 1.


#59 in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Wageningen University & Research is not only number 59 in the world but also number 1 in the Netherlands!

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, citations, international perspective and industry income.

QS world rankings 124th place

#124 in the world

QS World University Rankings 2023

The new global QS ranking shows Wageningen University & Research among the 10 percent best universities in the world. This is unprecedented since the start of this ranking. The QS World University Ranking is published annually and is considered one of the most influential rankings in the world. The ascent appears to be the result of WUR’s excellent reputation, the student staff ratio and the number of international students. The relatively high number of staff members in relation to students is an essential factor in the high ranking.

#1 in Agriculture & Forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

Wageningen ranks as #1 in the world in the field of Agriculture and Forestry, according to QS World University Rankings.

#5 in Environmental Sciences

QS World University Rankings 2022

Wageningen has also been highly ranked for Environmental Sciences. The most recent ranking notes the University as #5 in the world in this field.

Seal for Shanghai ranking

#151-200 in the world

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022

Also known as the Shanghai Ranking. From a selection of 1,200 universities, the best 500 are determined by 6 indicators. These indicators are: alumni winning prizes, staff winning prizes, highly cited researchers, number of papers, publications in journals and per capita academic performance. Wageningen is ranked as one of the best 150 universities in the world.

#1 in Agricultural Sciences

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022

In the subject ranking Agricultural Sciences of the Shanghai Ranking the university holds the first place.

#1 in Geography

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022

In the subject ranking Geography of the Shanghai Ranking the university holds the first place.

#1 in Environment Ecology

Best Global Universities ranking U.S. News

In this ranking 1750 universities over the world are ranked based on a reputation survey and indicators such as research reputation, publication and citations. We are proud that WUR is #1 in Environment/Ecology. Also, we are #1 in Agriculture and among the 80 best universities worldwide.

Best University badge Keuzegids 2023

Best university in the Netherlands

Keuzegids Universities 2023 (in Dutch)

The Keuzegids ranking compares Dutch universities. In 2022 the university is ranked as the best University in the Netherlands for the eighteenth time in a row. The best bachelor's programmes are Plantenwetenschappen, Bos- en Natuurbeheer, International Land and Water Management, Soil- Water- Atmosphere, Agrotechnologie, Bedrijfs- en Consumentenwetenschappen, Biologie, Biotechnologie, Bos- en Natuurbeheer, Environmental Sciences, Food Technology, Gezondheid en Maatschappij, Moleculaire Levenswetenschappen & Voeding en Gezondheid.

UI Green Metic

#1 Most Sustainable University in the World

Green metric Universitas Indonesia 2022

The GreenMetric ranking compares the impact of academic institutions around the world on energy, climate, waste, transport, water, biodiversity and infrastructure. It also analyses the sustainability of these institutions’ education and research programmes. According to the 2022 GreenMetric ranking of Universitas Indonesia (UI), Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is once more the most sustainable university in the world.