Tailor-made conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research was awarded ‘silver’ in the survey Best Employer 2009 because we enable you, as an employee, to make individual choices as to those terms of employment that suit you best in your current life or career path.


A challenging job goes hand-in-hand with excellent remuneration. We offer, besides a market-based salary, good study- and sabbatical arrangements that include parental leave and a pension plan through ABP Pension Fund.


Wageningen University & Research uses a so-called cafeteria model, that we call Optare, which makes it possible for you to vary your conditions of employment.

This could allow you, for example, to exchange money or time for taking a study leave or to participate in the bicycle plan. You can save up for a sabbatical leave, extra parental leave or extra salary. You decide yourself what suits your needs best at a given point in time.

Flexible working hours

Wageningen University & Research works on the quality of life. We think that it is thus essential to find a healthy balance between work and private life. Depending on the function and place of work, this is made possible through flexible working hours, working part time, working from home or the possibility to take sabbatical leave.