Our Domains

Our Domains

At Wageningen University & Research, you work daily at improving the quality of life. That is our mission and that is what we stand for. Based on our mission, we focus on the domain of food and living environment.

In that domain, 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.

Food, feed and biobased production

Food, feed and biobased production

The core area Food, feed and biobased production comprises the sustainable production and processing of food, feed and biobased products, international food chains and networks, food safety and the health aspects of food. Want to know more about areas of expertise? Visit our research and results page.

Natural resources and living environment

Natural resources and living environment

The core area Natural resources and living environment encompasses natural habitats, landscape, land use, the management of water, sea and natural resources and biodiversity. Want to know more about our areas of expertise? Visit our research and results page.

Society and well-being

Society and well-being

Society and well-being studies human behaviour in relation to food and living environment, lifestyle and perceptions, but also focuses on institutions, governance, the market and chains, and societal innovations. Want to know more about our areas of expertise? Visit our research and results page.

Our Vacancies

Interested in working for Wageningen University & Research? Take a look at the complete overview of Wageningen University & Research Vacancies.

Why choose Wageningen?

Contributing to the quality of life at an international leading organization. That alone should sound great but we have more to offer. If you choose to come to Wageningen you will also benefit from: