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SLU Top Ten-ranked Worldwide in four subjects

Published: 05 April 2017

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is featured in the Top 10 out of 26,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in four subjects. The ranking is made by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), publisher of the largest academic ranking of global universities.

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences ranked worldwide as follows: 

  • Forestry (World Rank: 1, Score: 100.00)
  • Soil Science (World Rank: 5, Score: 95.19)
  • Biodiversity Conservation (World Rank: 7, Score: 90.64)
  • Veterinary Sciences (World Rank: 7, Score: 93.98)

 “The various ranking lists show some differences, depending on the criteria used, but as a whole they show that SLU is a really good university, not least from the perspective that we are small university. In some areas of research, we are absolute top of the world, and I am very proud and pleased. But the honour should first go to our creative scientists, dedicated teachers and supportive technical and administrative staff”, says SLU Vice-Chancellor Peter Högberg.

Overall, this ranks Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences # 116 among global institutions with the most Top-10 placements. 

The CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 highlights the world’s elite universities in the sciences and the social sciences, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals.