List of WUR online courses for virtual exchange

On this page, you can find the list of online courses that are offered by Wageningen University as part of the Virtual Exchange portfolio. New courses are added on a regular basis. Keep in touch!

Please note that there are also online courses that are offered by our partner universities: list of partner university courses.

List of online courses

Future Food Production Crops

Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production - PPS-51802
Learn the basics of crop production and find out how to feed the future world population without depleting our planet’s resources | Wageningen University & Research

Food Security and Sustainability Food access

Food Security and Sustainability: Food access - CPT-57302
Learn the basics of food access decision-making. In other words, who decides what ends up on your plate. Spoiler alert: it’s not just you! | Wageningen University & Research

The Future of Food Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking - APS-50803
Learn how to solve the ‘Rubik’s cube’ of systems thinking and how it’s applied to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems | Wageningen University & Research

Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Introduction to Animal Behaviour - BHE-50801
Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially | Wageningen University & Research

Nutrition and Health Part 1 Macronutrients and Overnutrition

Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition - HNH-52802
Learn the fundamentals of nutrition and its impact on human health | Wageningen University & Research

Nutrition and Health Part 2 Micronutrients and Undernutrition

Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Undernutrition - HNH-52902
Learn about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact human health | Wageningen University & Research

Basics in Food Safety

Basics in Food Safety - FHM-51302
Learn about bacteria, pesticides and health hazards present in food | Wageningen University & Research

Sustainable Soil Management Soil for life

Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life - SLM-52303
Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives | Wageningen University & Research

Sustainable Urban Development Discover Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

Sustainable Urban Development: Discover Advanced Metropolitan Solutions - YMS-51802
Learn why cities are key in resolving global urbanization and sustainability challenges and how you can engineer tomorrow’s cities today | Wageningen University & Research

Human Microbiome

Human Microbiome – MIB-51301
Learn how you can impact your health by balancing your gut health; how your microbiome together with your diet can improve normal gut function | Wageningen University & Research

Co-creating Sustainable Cities

Co-creating Sustainable Cities – YMS-52303
Learn how citizen’s co-creation is key in making cities worldwide more sustainable | Wageningen University & Research


Introduction to Tourism and Society - GEO-57803
Gain the skills and knowledge to drive sustainability in the largest industry worldwide: tourism! Understand the scope next to social and environmental implications of growth in this exciting field of study.


Sustainable Tourism: Rethinking the Future - GEO-57303
Gain the skills and knowledge to rethink current tourism developments and reimagine practices to build alternatives futures.

  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Start date: 26 October 2020 (period 2) and 15 March 2021 (period 5) | Application deadline: 22 November 2020 (period 2) or 11 April 2021 (period 5)
  • See course description | Sneak preview on edX

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Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design Your Drone (UAV) Mission - INF-52303 
Take a dive and expand your knowledge about drones en drone technology. Learn how to prepare and execute a flight mission with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and how to use, process and understand the collected drone data for your own applications.


Drainage of Agricultural Lands - WRM-50806 
Get prepared for heavier rainfall and the increasing demand for food! This course will teach you how to design and implement effective drainage systems in agriculture. You will learn how to create a perfect soil profile for optimal growing conditions for a crop and help feed the growing world population. Enrol now and prepare for the effects of climate change by draining excess water.