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 attracted talented colleagues from all over the world.
Working with and for society
The world around us is changing quickly. We need creative solutions for serious issues like population growth, the increasing demand for safe and healthy food, and the preservation of biodiversity and our natural environment.
Wageningen University & Research is committed to finding those solutions through intensive collaboration with the business world, government and social organisations.
World-class university with cutting-edge institutes
Wageningen University & Research is one of the world’s top-ranked universities in the fields of agriculture, food science and forestry. A strong commitment to teaching and fundamental research, combined with innovative applied research, creates a rich learning environment.
Our nine research institutes focus on topics like food production and safety, environmental health, livestock, nutrition and climate change. Thanks to state-ofthe-art laboratories and research facilities, they can quickly translate their scientific breakthroughs into business-ready applications.
Food Valley: a dynamic knowledge centre for the food industry
Wageningen is the heart of Food Valley, one of the world’s largest food and nutrition research & development clusters. Food Valley NL members are working together to develop innovations, knowledge and programmes that are directly applicable to companies in the agricultural and food industry, including multinationals like Unilever and FrieslandCampina.