Why choose Wageningen UR

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 attracted talented colleagues from all over the world.

We offer an ideal climate for scientific research, educational innovation and personal development. As our employee you will:

  • Contribute to solving essential social and scientific problems related to agriculture, food and the environment at an internationally top-ranked institution.
  • Be challenged by the best scientists and students from all over the world.
  • Work with state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities.
  • Live among vibrant surroundings in a centrally located European town that offers cultural amenities in a beautiful setting.

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. We aim to keep our research and education socially relevant. Our researchers actively seek out dialogue, tackle social issues and publicly present their research findings.

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. We have also been rated the best university in the Netherlands for more than a decade. A strong commitment to teaching and fundamental research, combined with innovative applied research, creates a rich learning environment. Our students – the innovators of tomorrow – also benefit from first-class research and educational facilities.

Our nine research institutes focus on topics like food production and safety, environmental health, livestock, nutrition and climate change. They are dedicated to solving the environmental problems that affect our everyday world. Thanks to state-ofthe-art laboratories and research facilities, they can quickly translate their scientific breakthroughs into business-ready applications.