The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign rates among the world’s top 15 universities for agriculture and forestry, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

Compiled by Britain-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the annual report ranks 300 of the world’s top universities in 46 subjects, including agriculture.

In 14th place, the U of I joined several Midwestern universities: University of Wisconsin-Madison, No. 6; Michigan State University, 7; Purdue University, 8; and Iowa State University, 11. Wageningen University of the Netherlands repeated as No. 1 in the world.  

QS surveys academics and employers to assess institutions’ international reputations and evaluates an institution’s research impact based on research citations and researchers’ productivity and impact.