57. Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen University & Research (also known as Wageningen UR; abbreviation: WUR) is a Dutch public university in Wageningen, Netherlands. It consists of Wageningen University and the former agricultural research institutes of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. Wageningen UR trains specialists (BSc, MSc and PhD) in life and social sciences and focuses its research on scientific, social and commercial problems in the field of life sciences and natural resources.
In the field of life sciences, agricultural and environmental science, the university is considered world-class. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings it is the best university in the Netherlands and No. 1 worldwide, in agriculture and forestry for 2016 on the QS World University Rankings charts.
In the 2016 Shanghai Ranking Wageningen University was ranked in the bracket 101-150th best universities in the world overall and 36th best in the domain of Life and Agriculture Sciences. In the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings Wageningen University was ranked 65th overall in the world and 16th in Life Sciences.
In the more specialised Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, Wageningen University is ranked first in the field of agriculture. In the 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings, Wageningen University was ranked 119th overall in the world, 1st in the field of Agriculture and Forestry, 4th in environmental science, 13th in development studies, and 83rd in Life Sciences and Medicine.