Excellent accomplishments deserve extra attention and acknowledgment. Therefore, the University Fund Wageningen grants four types of awards yearly to those people who have achieved such excellence. Furthermore, these awards underline the good level of education and research held at Wageningen University & Research.
The yearly Thesis Award is for Wageningen University students who have written an excellent thesis or publication in the master phase of their study.
The yearly Teacher of the Year Award is intended to stimulate high quality education at the university. The money awarded to the winner and nominees will be used for education purposes.
The press award is granted once every three years to the best popular scientific publication about one of the main topics of Wageningen University & Research. The award is extended once every three years, alternately from the written press to radio/television/new media during the Opening of the Academic Year.
The outstanding alumnus award is granted once every three years to an alumnus or alumna of Wageningen University & Research who is a role model at the height of his or her carrier and who has shown an outstanding commitment to contribute to ‘Quality of Life’.
The research award is granted once every three years to to a WUR researcher, younger than 40 years of age, who has published an outstanding and original scientific article in the three calendar years preceding the ceremony.
This award is granted once every three years to successful an entrepreneur who manages his or her company in an enthusiastic and sustainable manner.