The University of Florida recently earned high rankings on a global scale for departments related to science and agriculture education.
The University of Florida is a big part of Florida’s agriculture industry, offering research, Extension services and a first-class agriculture education. The University is a source of pride for many in Florida agriculture, and the University’s prestige—and the reputation of departments related to science and agriculture education—has increased with the release of The Center for World University Rankings, according to a UF/IFAS release. See how UF and its departments related to agriculture education fared in the rankings.
UF’s Science and Agriculture Education Rankings
The rankings were measured and released by The Center for World University Rankings. According to the UF/IFAS article, “the only global university performance table to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The center measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members, and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.” The University of Florida was ranked as part of a group of over 26,000 degree-granting colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education across the globe.
The University’s highest ranking came in Entomology, the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects. The Entomology department ranked #1 in the world. The article quoted UF/IFAS entomology department chair Blair Siegfried as saying “The quality and recognition of our program are the result of a dedicated group of faculty, staff and students. They are committed to education, to solving important questions of both applied and fundamental significance, and to providing timely and important information to the citizens of Florida.”
Additional high rankings related to agriculture education include:
- Mycology, scientific study of fungi. (World Rank: 8, Score: 83.42)
- Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science (World Rank: 9, Score: 92.56)
- Biodiversity Conservation (World Rank: 9, Score: 89.55)
- Horticulture (World Rank: 9, Score: 90.63)
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