World’s top agricultural universities in 2019

Whether you’re a prospective student longing to study at one of the world’s most esteemed universities for agriculture courses or simply looking for bragging rights – look no further than this independent top 10 list.

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

The world-renowned Wageningen University in the Netherlands holds on to the top spot for the fourth year running.

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For the third year on the trot, Reading University is the only UK-based institute to rub shoulders with rest of the global top 10, but has slipped from sixth in the 2018 rankings to ninth this year.

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, which are the University of Nottingham, Aberystwyth University and Newcastle University.

Top 10 universities to study agriculture and forestry in 2019

  1. Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  2. University of California, Davis, California, US
  3. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  4. AgroParis Tech, Paris, France
  5. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  6. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York State, US
  7. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), California, US
  8. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, US
  9. University of Reading, Reading, UK
  10. China Agricultural University

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