Bumpers College Earns Top 100 World Ranking
TopUniversities.com places Bumpers in top 25 nationallyMonday, August 26, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas ranks in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by subject area, published by TopUniversities.com.
The Bumpers College is one of the top 100 in the world and among the top 25 in America in the Agriculture and Forestry subject area of the Life Sciences and Medicine category.
The college is one of only 33 United States institutions listed in the top 100. Bumpers College is No. 51 in the world rankings and No. 22 in the U.S. rankings, tying Duke, Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State and Washington State, among others.
“The business of foods is a global issue and for an outside source to rank us among the top 100 colleges in the world puts us in very select company,” said Mike Vayda, dean of the Bumpers College. “To be in the top 25 in the United States is also a tremendous accomplishment and we are proud to be recognized. The rankings are a testament to the work of our faculty, staff, students and loyal alumni, and I congratulate all of them. It’s an honor to be listed, but we also want to continue working and preparing our students to be the first-choice candidates for employers at home and abroad.”
The rankings are compiled by QS Intelligence Unity, a division of Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, an international higher education data research firm. QS links high achievers from the graduate, M.B.A. and executive communities around the world with leading schools, postgraduate departments at universities and with employers. QS is a leading global career and education network for professionals who want to further their personal and professional development. For the rankings, more than 2,580 universities were evaluated.
Now in its third year, the QS World University Rankings by subject area is an extension of the overall QS World University Rankings. According to the company’s website, the by-subject rankings are designed to “provide comparative information at discipline level and to highlight the excellence of institutions in specialist areas.”
The by-subject rankings methodology is based on academic (40 percent) and employer (10 percent) reputation surveys, on research data measuring citations per faculty (20 percent), faculty-to-student ratio (20 percent), proportion of international students (5 percent) and proportion of international faculty (5 percent), to form an international ranking of universities.
In addition to the agriculture and forestry subject, the Life Sciences and Medicine category includes medicine, biological sciences, psychology, and pharmacy and pharmacology. Other categories for rankings include Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
The University of California-Davis is No. 1 in the agriculture and forestry world rankings, followed by Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Cornell.
For more information and a full list of the rankings, visit the QUIS site at www.topuniversities.com.
Robby Edwards, director of communication