This year, like the last one, NMBU climbs to an all-time-best at the QS University Ranking of the world's leading universities in agriculture and forestry. In 2019, NMBU is ranked as number 14 in the world. Wageningen University in the Netherlands reigns as number one. This ranking is one of the most widely read in the world.
Rector-elect well satisfied
"We are well pleased with our placement," Sjur Baardsen, dean at the Faculty of environmental sciences and natural resource management (MINA), and rector-elect at NMBU, says.
"Of course, we take these rankings with a big pinch of salt, but we will give ourselves a small pat on the back."
Big and robust
He points out that NMBU has a large and robust scientific enviroment.
"Our university has the country's largest scientific community for research and education within agriculture and forestry."
"We have a lot of advanced research within plant and animal sciences."
"Perhaps the most interesting element is that we have climbed almost fifty places since 2013," he Baardsen comments.
Since NMBU entered QS's ranking, the university has advanced significantly on the list.
"This is a trend we are very pleased with. It confirms what we already know; that we have done and do the right things."
Good academic reputation
QS ranks according to multiple parameters (see fact box for all), including scientific publications and the number of citations per article.
If sorted by academic reputation, NMBU is ranked among the top on a formidable fifth place, only passed by the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, UC Davis in California, Agro ParisTech in Paris and SLU in Sweden.