UC Davis No. 1 globally: Agriculture and forestry

UC Davis' agricultural programs date back more than 100 years and cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.
UC Davis' agricultural programs date back more than 100 years and cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

UC Davis again ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.

University of California, Davis

March 3, 2014

 

For the second consecutive year, the University of California, Davis, ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to rankings released by QS World University Rankings.

The organization — which provides annual rankings in 29 other subject areas — also ranked UC Davis among the top 15 in environmental sciences and among the top 35 in civil and structural engineering.

“We are proud to receive these outstanding rankings because they reflect both the long-established and emerging strengths of our university,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.

“Our agricultural programs date back more than 100 years to the very founding of the Davis campus and cover an amazingly broad spectrum of disciplines that support agricultural endeavors throughout the nation and abroad,” she said.

UC Davis’ College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was founded in 1905 as the University of California’s University Farm. Today, it has more than 6,200 undergraduate students in 27 majors and more than 1,000 graduate students in 45 graduate groups and programs. Its programs have characteristically received top-tier rankings from the Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report and ISI Essential Science Indicators.

More than 3,000 acres of UC Davis’ 5,000-acre campus are devoted to agricultural research.

UC Davis also is home to the World Food Center, established in 2013 to increase the economic benefits from research across campus; influence national and international policy; and convene teams of scientists and innovators from industry, academia, government and nongovernmental organizations to tackle food-related challenges in California and around the world.

UC Davis, overall, was ranked ninth in 2013 among the nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject this year evaluated a total of 2,838 universities and ranked 689 institutions. The rankings are prepared by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British firm that previously was the data provider for the annual Times Higher Education rankings. The firm is widely considered to be one of the most influential international university rankings providers.

Here is a list of the top 25 QS World University Rankings in Agriculture and Forestry:

1

98.2

   University of California, Davis

 2

95.5

   Wageningen University

 3

93.0

   Cornell University

 4

86.2

   University of Wisconsin-Madison

 5

83.6

   Iowa State University

 6

83.0

   University of California, Berkeley

 7

82.9

   Oregon State University

 8

81.3

   Purdue University

 9

80.2

   Texas A&M University

10

79.1

   Ohio State University

11

77.8

   University of Massachusetts, Amherst

11

77.8

   University of Reading

13

77.7

   The University of Tokyo

14

77.4

   North Carolina State University

15

77.0

   ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

15

77.0

   Pennsylvania State University

17

76.5

   University of Minnesota

18

76.4

   The University of Queensland

19

76.3

   Massey University

20

75.8

   Australian National University

21

75.3

   Michigan State University

22

75.2

   Universidade Estadual de Campinas

23

75.0

   University of Florida

24

74.9

   University of Guelph

25

74.0

   Kyoto University

About the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, is the leading college of its kind in the world. Its researchers address critical issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, communities, and human and social sciences through cutting-edge research, top-ranked undergraduate and graduate education, and internationally recognized outreach programs. An overarching goal is to develop solutions for a better world, healthier lives, and an improved standard of living for everyone. www.caes.ucdavis.edu

Media contacts:
• Pat Bailey, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-9843, pjbailey@ucdavis.edu

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis, contact:
• Ann Filmer, Senior Director of Communications, (530) 754-6788, afilmer@ucdavis.edu