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.

Our research groups, academics and students do that by focussing on three interrelated core areas: Food, feed and biobased production, natural resources and living environments and Health, society and well-being.

The boundaries of the core areas cannot be sharply delineated. Therefore, the division 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

This area 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.

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.

Society and well-being

Society and well-being

This area studies human behaviour in relation to food and living environment, lifestyle and perceptions, but also focuses on institutions, governance, the market & chains, and societal innovations.

Our Vacancies

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

Why choose Wageningen University & Research?

In its more than 100-year history, Wageningen University & Research has grown into the centre of state-of-the-art knowledge about food and the natural environment. Our reputation has already attracted talented colleagues from all over the world.