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University ranked 44th in the world for agricultural science

The University of Tasmania has been named among the top 50 universities in the world for agricultural science – further strengthening our reputation for world-class agricultural research.

Head of the School of Land and Food and Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), Professor Holger Meinke, said the ranking was reflective of the outstanding research being conducted within TIA and collaborating disciplines.

“It is a fantastic result that the University of Tasmania has been ranked the 44th best university in the world and 4th in Australia for agricultural sciences. This shows that we are leading the way when it comes to research with local impact and global relevance,” Professor Meinke said.

“Agricultural research at the University benefits from a close integration with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. TIA is a centre of excellence in agricultural research, development and extension - supported by both the University and Tasmanian State Government.

“Our expertise spans annual and perennial horticulture, irrigation and water management, dairy, grains and grazing and food safety and innovation. We have an agricultural research portfolio worth approximately $72 million and a track-record of working in partnership with industry and business to deliver practical outcomes that contribute to a more productive, profitable and sustainable agriculture sector.

“International recognition of our strong performance in agriculture reflects the hard work, dedication and passion of our researchers, teaching staff and support team.”

The result follows the QS World University Rankings by Subject announced earlier this year, which places the University of Tasmania in the top 100 for agriculture for the second year running.

This latest ranking was announced as part of the 2017 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. View the results online here.

Published on: 06 Jul 2017 2:33pm