The WDCC programme consists of five programme tracks and coordinators. Depending on your question, these are:
By appointing an expert in the field of (big) data in each department, both in the BU and the chair group, we ensure that the data policy is better known and implemented more easily within WUR. We call this expert a Data Steward and they are the direct point of contact of the BU and chair group. This makes data support easily available for (almost) everyone.
Yes, it does. However, this is mainly in terms of Data Infrastructure. The WDCC consists of the different WUR disciplines, FB IT, library, research, education, and legal. We are always able to call upon these experts if we cannot immediately answer questions ourselves.
The Dutch AI Coalition asked WUR to participate in the AgriFood domain. WUR has been active in this area for a long time. Examples of its involvement include the Wageningen Data Competence Center ( (WDCC), the research programmes Digital Twins and Data Driven & High Tech , an extension of the Data Science in Education courses, and the recent new momentum in data science. In addition, WDCC is involved in the collaboration with OnePlanet Research Centrum, which has recently established itself on Wageningen Campus.
The WDCC ensures that BSc and MSc students can add Data Science courses to their degree programme. Depending on which degree programme you choose or take, there are different subject options for specialisation and immersion within your programme. The full overview of courses can be found online.