Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research

WIMEK aims at developing an integrated understanding of environmental change and its impact on people, society and nature.

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The Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK) is one of the six Graduate Schools at Wageningen University. WIMEK was founded in 1993 to coordinate the research activities and PhD education of the Wageningen University chair groups involved in this research field.

WIMEK aims to develop an integrated understanding of environmental change and its impact on the quality of life and sustainability. It is WIMEK’s ambition to excel as:

  • School for multidisciplinary PhD training
  • Network for high-quality environmental research
  • Bridge for sustainable solutions around the globe

Currently, about 350 PhD candidates have been enrolled in WIMEK, of whom about 70 percent come from outside the Netherlands.

WIMEK actively participates in the Dutch inter-university network of environmental research groups: the Research School of the Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE). Through SENSE, WIMEK PhD candidates are part of an interdisciplinary community offering a broad range of high level courses and opportunities for networking and exchange.