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Agriculture and veterinary at UCD rank in top 50 worldwide

The latest QS World University rankings lists 15 UCD subjects at number 1 in Ireland, an increase from 13 in 2019.

Both agriculture & forestry and veterinary rank in the top 50 in the world.

This year’s QS World University Rankings by subject lists 4 subjects at UCD in the top 50, 13 in the top 100 and 33 in the top 200. Veterinary science places the highest weighting (30%) on citations per paper.

Veterinary science at UCD ranked at 32 in the world rankings, while agriculture and forestry lists at 47th place.


Professor Andrew Deeks, President of UCD, commented on the latest rankings, saying: “The breadth and depth of UCD’s scholarship is apparent from the range of subjects we have listed in this the top 100.  We are consolidating our position as a leader in sustainable food production, and our focus on the One Health agenda spreads our influence across nutrition, food safety and sustainability.”

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“UCD is the only Irish university which brings together human and animal health sciences, agriculture and food sciences, and environmental and social sciences. Our academic and research strength in this area supports our strategic theme to build a healthy world.”

“This motivation directly feeds into our employability reputation that places us 75th in the world, and number 1 in Ireland for the third consecutive year. And I would like to pay tribute to our faculty, who continue to excel, not just here in Ireland, but also in the international arena,” he concluded.

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