Based on our mission, we focus on the domain of food and living environment.
This is Wageningen University & Research’s (WUR) mission. 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.
In the domain of food and living environment we distinguish three related, partly overlapping core areas: Society and well-being, Food, feed and biobased production and Natural resources and living environment. The boundaries of the core areas cannot be sharply delineated. The division into three core areas, therefore, primarily serves as a detailed description of our sphere of activity. In practice we emphasise the coherence and overlap between the core areas. Many new insights and applications are generated in this overlap; an integrated approach is required to contribute to the major social issues.