NMBU ranked as number nine in the world

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NMBU climbs the international rankings of the world's best universities in agriculture and forestry. This year, the university is in 9th place.

NMBU has thus gained a new best rating on QS University Ranking's ranking of the world's leading universities in agriculture and forestry. This year, NMBU is in ninth place in the category. This is up from a 14th place in 2019.

“NMBU has long and solid traditions in agriculture and forestry and our researchers are among the best in the world. The survey confirms this,” says rector Curt Rice.

He highlights some of the work that is being done.

“We do a lot of innovative bioeconomy research, and it is exciting that we climb into a top ten position in this ranking. We know that such rankings can be discussed, but we think it is well deserved and a credit to our staff,” Rice says.

NMBU offers a wide range of academic programs within i.e. plant and animal sciences, aquaculture, and forestry. You can find a list of all our master's programmes in English here. 

At the very top of the ranking are the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands and the University of California, Davis. QS ranks according to several parameters (see fact box for all), including scientific publication and number of citations per article. The ranking is one of the three most used in the world.

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