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UCC Ranked 57th in the World for Agriculture and Forestry

UCC climbs up elite global rankings to secure place as a world-leading institution for Agriculture and Forestry.

University College Cork has been ranked among the world’s best institutions for Agriculture and Forestry in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021).

The QS subject rankings identify the world’s leading schools in particular fields, taking into account academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The strength of UCC, including the School of BEES - a central pillar in Agrculture and Forestry education and research at UCC - has led to the institution being placed in 57th place.

Welcoming the news, Professor Andy Wheeler, Head of the School of BEES said:

I am really delighted by this news. It reflects the tremendous talent in the School of BEES that makes a major contribution to Agriculture and Forestry teaching and research at UCC. The strong reputation that the School, its research and its taught programmes enjoys amongst academics and employers worldwide is recognised with this impressive ranking.  It is a tribute to both my colleagues and our students.

About QS Subject Rankings

Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject.

These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. More information on the QS methodology is available here:

The full QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021) list can be found here: