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Wageningen University & Research

'To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life'

That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. Over 7,600 employees, 13,100 students and over 150.000 participants in WUR’s Life Long Learning from more than one hundred countries contribute to this. Not only in Wageningen, but all over . They work in the fields of healthy food and living environments for governments and the business community at large.

Wageningen Approach

The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. This close collaboration with various nature, technological and societal disciplines  means that scientific breakthroughs can quickly be put into practice and translated to education. This is the Wageningen Approach. Collaboration with other parties such as governmental agencies, businesses and NGOs is indispensable. This is in line with the ambition of Finding Answers Together.

The scientific quality of Wageningen University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position it occupies in international rankings and citation indexes.

The domain of Wageningen University & Research consists of three related core areas:

  • Food, nutrition & biobased production
  • Natural resources & living environment
  • Society & well-being

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation.

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