We’re #1 in Agricultural Economics and Policy

UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is ranked first in the world in agricultural economics and policy.
UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is ranked first in the world in agricultural economics and policy.

A dozen CA&ES studies rank top 7 in the world

UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) is ranked first in the world in agricultural economics and policy—and among the top 7 in 11 other subjects—in the prestigious Center for World University rankings.

The college’s commitment to solving important issues in food, water, energy, climate change, and human health are very much on display in the annual rankings, which are based on the number of research articles published in top-tier academic journals.

In addition to #1 in agricultural economics and policy, the college is ranked:

  • #2 in horticulture
  • #3 agriculture, multidisciplinary
  • #3 in biodiversity conservation
  • #3 ecology
  • #3 plant sciences
  • #3 toxicology
  • #5 environmental sciences
  • #6 soil science
  • #7 agronomy
  • #7 entomology
  • #7 nutrition and dietetics
     

“We are thrilled to receive top rankings in the areas so critical to providing sustainable, nutritious food production, protecting our environment, and enhancing human health and well-being,” said Helene Dillard, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Our faculty and researchers are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people throughout California, the nation, and the world.” 

Center for World University Rankings measure the quality of education and training of students, as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research. The rankings factor in journal citations over the last 10 years from 26,000 universities in the sciences and social sciences around the globe. UC Davis received the most top-10 placements and ranks 28th among global institutions overall.

Earlier this year, CA&ES was ranked #2 in the world for agriculture and forestry by the influential QS World University Rankings. In December 2016, UC Davis was named the greenest university in the worldIn October 2016, U.S News and World Report’s “Best Global Universities” ranked CA&ES #1 in programs for plant and animal sciences, #2 in agricultural sciences, and #4 in environment and ecology.

You can learn more about the Center for World University Rankings on the UC Davis homepage.

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