The inaugural U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings include an examination of the leaders in key academic subject areas. U.S. News used a separate methodology to publish the top 100 global universities in 21 subject areas. These subject-specific rankings – which are not of academic majors, departments or specific schools at universities, such as business schools or medical schools – are based on academic research performance in those subjects.
The University of Guelph is #12 in the US News rankings for the World's Best Universities for Agricultural Sciences, based on reputation & research in the field. It is the highest ranked Canadian University in this category.
In the category of Best Global Universities for Plant and Animal Science we tied for #38