For the second year in a row, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been named one of the top 50 universities in the world for agriculture and forestry.
Nebraska tied with the University of Minnesota for 37th in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, which were released Feb. 28. Nebraska’s world ranking was two spots higher compared to the 2017 survey.
Among universities in the United States, Nebraska was 17th for agriculture and forestry.
“The QS ranking reflects IANR’s palpable momentum in preparing the next generation of leaders, conducting world-class research, and making an impact here in Nebraska and across the globe,” said Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The rankings are compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company that specializes in education. They consider reputation among academics and employers, and the citations of academic papers from the university.
Now in its 145th year, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is working to link curricular, co-curricular and experiential learning to prepare students for careers addressing global challenges. The college is increasingly focused on preparing students to engage in a globalized world. IANR has developed a number of new partnerships around the world to expand international programming focused on the shared goal of preparing students as leaders for a future in which demands on food, energy and water systems will challenge sustainability.
“Our goal is to foster an inclusive environment that empowers students to be difference makers in the college, the state and the world,” said Tiffany Heng-Moss, interim dean of the college.
Learn more about Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.