Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. We do so by working closely together with governments and the business community.
Our research and education are based on a fundamental scientific approach and accordingly strongly geared toward application in practice. This is achieved through the close collaboration between different fields of expertise including both natural and social sciences. This allows Wageningen University to obtain an integrated approach of actual societal themes, such as:
- climate change
- unhealthy lifestyles
- the continued pressure on our natural environment
- animal welfare
Wageningen University & Research centre
Wageningen UR is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the DLO foundation.
"To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life."
That is the mission of Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre). A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.
The strength of Wageningen UR lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and Wageningen University. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach.
Both Wageningen University's research and education are highly acclaimed. Student numbers have increased significantly over the last years. In 2012 students ranked Wageningen as the best university in the Reference Guide for Higher Education in the Netherlands for the eigth year in a row. The top quality of research at Wageningen University is crowned with the university’s position within the top 6 of the important citation indexes of its domain.
For more information, please visit: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en.htm