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UC-Davis Ranked No. 1 for Agriculture

The University of California, Davis, ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture, according to data released by QS World University Rankings. This is the third consecutive year that UC-Davis has been ranked first in agriculture.
“UC-Davis researchers are at the forefront of addressing regional and global issues related to food, the environment, health and families,” says Helene Dillard, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC-Davis. “At the same time, our students graduate to become leaders in science, education, business and decision-making, from the community to the international level.”
The UC-Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was founded in 1905 as the University of California’s University Farm. Today, it has more than 6,200 undergraduate students in 27 majors and more than 1,000 graduate students in 45 graduate groups and programs. Its programs have characteristically received top-tier rankings from the Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report and ISI Essential Science Indicators.
More than 3,000 acres of UC-Davis’ 5,000-acre campus are devoted to agricultural research.
The extremely successful UC-Davis Plant Breeding Academy is a premium professional certificate program, offered since 2006 in the United States, Europe and Asia. It helps train people in plant breeding.
UC-Davis also is home to the World Food Center, established in 2013 to increase the economic benefits from research across campus; influence national and international policy; and convene teams of scientists and innovators from industry, academia, government and nongovernmental organizations to tackle food-related challenges in California and around the world.