Ghent University ranks 5th for the subject area Plant and Animal Sciences in the US News ranking of global universities. For Agricultural Sciences Ghent University ranked 6th. In both rankings Ghent University is the second European University.
The ranking of US News contains 1,250 top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries.
The universities are ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations.
Indicators are among others the number of publications and international collaboration.