Wageningen University & Research (also known as Wageningen UR; abbreviation: WUR) is a public university in Wageningen, Netherlands, specializing in technical and engineering subjects and an important center for life sciences and agricultural research. It is located in a region of the Netherlands known as the Food Valley.
Wageningen University & Research is one of the world’s top-ranked universities in the fields of agriculture, food science and forestry. Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation.
In its more than 100-year history, Wageningen University & Research has grown into the centre of state-of-the-art knowledge about food and the natural environment. The domain of Wageningen University & Research consists of three related core areas:
- Food, feed & biobased production
- Natural resources & living environment
- Society & well-being
Our nine research institutes focus on topics like food production and safety, environmental health, livestock, nutrition and climate change.
To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life
Wageningen University & Research is a research institution that focuses on the domain ‘healthy food and living conditions’. We do not just develop top-quality expertise; we also help translate our knowledge into practice worldwide. That is why we do fundamental research all over the world. And finally, we also train professionals who, in the near and distant future, will discover breakthroughs in science and technology.
The great thing about WUR is: you are challenged to use your passion and creativity for new trends and sustainable concepts that work. Anyone who feels challenged by that is always welcome at Wageningen University & Research!