Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands

Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading international universities in the field of healthy food and the living environment. Studying at WUR guarantees you premium quality education and an international quality benchmark on your curriculum vitae. Here, you will focus on current and future global issues that are of increasing importance to both industry and government. Furthermore, it holds a top five position in the worldwide publication index in the field of food, agriculture, plants, animals and environment.

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

That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. Over 6,500 employees and 12,000 students from more than hundred 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 University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the 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.

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

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

  • Food and food production
  • Living environment
  • Health, lifestyle and livelihood

Wageningen University & Research has branches all over The Netherlands and abroad. A large number of lecturers, researchers and other employees are based at Wageningen Campus.

WUR has an excellent international reputation. More than 50% of the BSc courses and all MSc courses are taught in English. Wageningen University & Research is the largest university in Europe and one of the best universities worldwide in the field of Life Sciences. Studying in Wageningen means multi-disciplinary, practically oriented education and personal contact between students and teachers.

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