Harper Adams University has been ranked the top university in the world for employer reputation in agriculture and forestry, based on global business reviews.
The Shropshire-based university has gone four years to rank second at the top of the rankings in the employer reputation measure, in the 2022 QS World University Subject Rankings.
Compiled by higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the Employer Reputation Index is based on responses from tens of thousands of graduate employers around the world.
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For this year’s survey, corporate employers around the world were asked to identify which institutions they considered ‘excellent’ for recruiting graduates – and which disciplines they prefer to recruit from.
Ken Sloan, Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams, said: “It is very pleasing that Harper Adams University continues to build its reputation with employers, now securing the top spot globally for Employer Reputation in the 2022 QS Rankings for agriculture and forestry.
“Our courses are co-developed with industry partners and our students are engaged throughout their studies with the real-world challenges and opportunities that industry partners face. That’s why many of our graduates go on to leadership roles in a wide range of organizations.
“I congratulate all the colleagues, students, graduates and partners whose efforts and commitments are reflected in this distinction. »
Harper Adams ranked 14th in the UK for universities offering agriculture and forestry studies, and it was placed just outside the top 200 in the world rankings.
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