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The University of California, Davis is the world leader in veterinary medicine by subject according to the QS World University 2020 Ranking, published today (March 3rd). QS or Quacquarelli Symonds is considered one of the most influential international providers of university rankings.
The company also ranked second in the world and first in agriculture and forestry.
The university demonstrated the breadth of its excellence and was ranked in all five major subject categories: life sciences and medicine, natural sciences, engineering and technology, arts and humanities, and social and management sciences.
“UC Davis continues to deserve recognition as an institution that provides first-class education to students here in California,” said Chancellor Gary S. May. “Our teaching, research, and service benefit the world.”
The campus was among the 50 best universities in the world in six of 48 disciplines. In addition to veterinary sciences and agriculture and forestry, these are:
- Environmental Sciences (16.)
- Development Studies (27.)
- Geo- and marine sciences (bound for 41.)
- Life Sciences (42.)
Nationally, the campus reached the top 20 in 10 subjects. In addition to veterinary sciences and agriculture and forestry, these are environmental sciences (5th), development studies (7th), sports-related subjects (13th), civil and civil engineering (16th), biosciences (18th), anatomy and physiology (18th) , Geo- and marine sciences (19th) and performing arts (20th bound).
The School of Veterinary Medicine has more than 700 undergraduates seeking doctorates in veterinary medicine and other professional and college degrees, and offers the largest veterinary residency program in the country with more than 30 specialties. The school leads the country with more than $ 78 million annual research funding that is used for the health of animals, people and the planet. The hospital treats more than 50,000 patients each year.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has more than 7,400 undergraduate students in 28 majors and 1,040 PhD students in 29 graduate groups and programs. The college’s researchers generate more than $ 150 million in government, corporate, and foundation awards. UC Davis is one of the most widely published and cited US research universities in the fields of agricultural, animal and plant sciences, environment and ecology, food and nutrition sciences, and soil sciences.
About the ranking
With some deviations depending on the subject, the rankings take into account the reputation of academics, the reputation of employers and the quotations and effects of academic work at the university. In total, more than 1,368 institutions were classified.