Environmental sciences is a interdisciplinary field that deals with the physical, chemical, biological aspects of our natural environment and its relationship/impact on organisms. Major branches of environmental science includes; environmental chemistry, environmental physics, environmental geology, environmental health,. environmental toxicology, environmental engineering, and environmental biology.

QS World University Rankings, an annual publication of by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company specializing in higher education released its 2021 subject rankings. In Environmental science, Standford University, USA, a private research university in the US leads the ranking at #1 position. Standford University was established in 1891, and is currently ranked #2 by QS world rankings for 2021 in the world.

List of top ranked universities in environmental science

Among the top 50 ranked universities in environmental science/studies, 15belong to USA, 4 universities from Australia and 8 UK universities are also ranked in the top 50 list. 3 Canadian, 3 Swiss, and 3 Dutch universities also made the list, along with 2 universities each from Switzerland and China. The details of the top 50 ranked universities in environmental science are given below:

RankUniversityCountry
#1Stanford UniversityUSA
#2Harvard UniversityUSA
#3Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)USA
#4University of OxfordUK
#5ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerland
#6University of CambridgeUK
#7University of California, Berkley (UCB)USA
#8Wageningen University & ResearchNetherlands
#9Imperial College LondonUK
#10Tsinghua UniversityChina
#11University of British Colombia (UBC)Canada
#12Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
#13Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
#14The University of QueenslandAustralia
#15National University of SingaporeSingapore
#16University of California, Davis (UCD)USA
#17Peking UniversityChina
#18Yale UniversityUSA
#19California Institute of Technology (CalTech)USA
#20University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)USA
#21Australian National UniversityAustralia
#22The University of MelbourneAustralia
#23The University of New South Wales (UNSW)Australia
#24Princeton UniversityUSA
#25École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland
#26The University of TokyoJapan
#26The University of EdinburghUK
#28University of TorontoCanada
#29Mcgill UniversityCanada
#30University of Michigan Ann-ArborUSA
#31Stockholm UniversitySweden
#32Cornell UniversityUSA
#33Columbia UniversityUSA
#34University of LeedsUK
#35University of WashingtonUSA
#36Duke UniversityUSA
#37Utrecht University Netherlands
#38The University of ExeterUK
#39Lund UniversitySweden
#40University College LondonUK
#41Uppsala UniversitySweden
#42The University of CopenhagenDenmark
#43University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
#44Zhejiang UniversityChina
#45Technical University of DenmarkUSA
#46Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
#46University of Texas at AustinUSA
#48Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
#49University of East Anglia (UEA)UK
#50The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong

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