World’s top agricultural universities in 2018

Want to study agriculture at university but are confused about where you should be looking? Would-be ag students who dream of studying at one of the world’s top universities for the faculty need look no further than this – the top 10 places to go according to this independent list.

There’s good news this year for anyone not so keen on trotting off to another country to learn, as Reading University has jumped from 10th position in the 2017 rankings to claim sixth this year.

The annual list is based on measures of academic reputation, graduate employability and citations of published research. It is independently compiled by media, events and software company QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

See also: The A-Z of careers in agriculture

World-renowned Dutch institute Wageningen University retains the top spot for the third year running. After Reading you’ll have to scroll a long way down the full list on the QS website to find the next best UK-based establishments in the University of Nottingham, Aberystwyth University and Bangor University.

Top 10 universities to study agriculture and forestry in 2018

  1. Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  2. University of California, Davis, California, US
  3. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York State, US
  4. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  5. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), California, US
  6. University of Reading, Reading, UK
  7. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, US
  8. Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, US
  9. Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, US
  10. AgroParis Tech, Paris, France

To find out where other British agricultural universities rank, visit the QS website.

Ag Careers Live – 15 November 2018, Villa Park, Birmingham

If you are interested in studying or pursuing a career in agriculture, Ag Careers 2018 has all the bases covered, from receiving personalised guidance from mentors and listening to leaders and peers talk about their experiences, to talking to colleges, universities and many industry-wide companies there on the day.

Register now for free to ensure you are part of this inspirational, fun and practical day. Exhibitors include Basis, Harper Adams University, Cobb, Bayer, Velcourt, Hartpury College and many more.

For more information go to the Ag Careers Live website.

Global Future Farming Summit – 6 November 2018, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Are you ready for the future of farming? Get inspired and unlock your business potential at the Global Future Farming Summit.

Find out about the technologies that will transform the agricultural and horticultural industry, how precision farming will feed a growing global population and pick up tips from the experts in investing in agriculture.

For more information, visit the Global Farming Future Summit website.

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