About Wageningen

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

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

That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. 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 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.

Starting 6th September, Wageningen University and research institutes will take on the brand name “Wageningen University & Research”. The research institutes will now be respectively called:

Former New
LEI Wageningen Economic Research
Alterra Wageningen Environmental Research
Central Veterinary Institute Wageningen Bioveterinary Research
Livestock Research Wageningen Livestock Research
Food & Biobased Research Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
PPO and PRI Wageningen Plant Research
IMARES Wageningen Marine Research
Wageningen Academy Wageningen Academy

Due to on-going merger talks, RIKILT will retain its current name for the time being and will use it in combination with the new brand name Wageningen University & Research.

Corporate brochure Wageningen UR

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Annual report Wageningen UR

Annual report 2014 Wageningen UR