One World Week 2024

Join us for the One World Week in Wageningen, a week dedicated to appreciating the rich variety of cultures in our university and city. This event is filled with activities that showcase the diverse backgrounds of our community. We aim to create a space where everyone, regardless of their culture, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, or abilities, can learn from and understand each other better.

The upcoming edition of the One World Week will run from 11 March to 15 March, 2024. All events are FREE and open to students and staff from Wageningen University, as well as to all citizens of Wageningen.


Monday | 11 March

11:30-13:00 | How inclusive are you?

Workshop Inclusive Language

If you want your message to really get through and to ensure that everyone feels involved, it is vital that you include all members of your audience. An important way of doing this is the use of inclusive language. Inclusive language is language that treats people equally and includes everyone, regardless of level of education, skills, disabilities, gender, skin colour, religion, or any other irrelevant factors.

Time: 11:30-13:00

Organizer: In'to tailor made courses

Location: B0211 (Forum building, second floor)

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12:30-13:45 | From dwarfism to becoming a Paralympic sailor

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From battling a rare form of dwarfism to becoming a Paralympic sailor is a testament to the human spirit's resilience and the transformative power of personal determination.

This is more than a story; it's a lesson in personal leadership, embracing change, and finding greatness within. Let Rolf inspire you to see beyond limitations and explore the vast potential that lies in diversity and self-belief.

Join us for an inspiring session that promises to not only move you but also empower you to redefine the boundaries of what's possible. Don't miss the chance to transform your perspective and ignite your potential.

Time: 12:30-13:45

Location: Impulse Speaker's Corner

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18:00-20:00 | Campfire Story Sharing

Join - Share - Listen - Connect

What better way to connect with new people and truly get to know one another than by sharing stories? Storytelling has always been a powerful means to connect and learn from each other throughout history. Yet, how often do we actually take the time to sit down, share, and deeply listen? This is precisely what we aim to do in this interactive workshop—or, let's call it a campfire session—where everyone is encouraged to share and invited to listen.

The host of this session, Jantien, will guide you in crafting your own 'true story' and foster a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing.

Are you eager to connect with your fellow students on a deeper level? Join us! We're excited to hear your story.

Time: 18:00-20:00

Location: V0031 & V0034, Forum building (Ground floor, behind IT DESK)
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18:30-20:30 | Sign Language workshop

Interested in learning about the history and development of sign language, especially within deaf education? Join our introductory course to dive into the world of sign language. This course not only covers the impact of sign language on the deaf community but also provides the basics of sign language communication. Start your journey into sign language with us today!

Time: 18:30-20:30

Location: B0107, Forum building
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Tuesday | 12 March

08:30-10:00 | Polarisation workshop

In a world increasingly divided, mastering the art of navigating polarization is not just a skill—it's a necessity.

Scientists typically don't share personal opinions, but they're often asked to make clear-cut choices or pick a side, especially online. This pressure is increasing and can be uncomfortable or even feel unsafe. What should you do when your research is used by others to support their arguments, sometimes misusing it or for the wrong reasons? What does it take to remain resilient as a scientist in a divided field? These are questions that might be relevant for your future career, but also in daily life right now.

What happens when you find yourself in the middle of polarization within your social circle, family, or at school? While you can't solve polarization, recognizing it, understanding your role in it, and having tools to handle it can be beneficial. You will learn these tools during the workshop!

Time: 08:30-10:00

Location: Impulse Innovation

Organizers: Laura Witlox and Inge Wallage

FREE and Open for everyone


About the training WUR works closely with polarisation expert and philosopher Bart Brandsma. He has been working on the phenomenon for decades, with his 'Polarisation Thought Construct’ at its core. In 90 minutes we dive into this thought construct.

15:30-17:30 | Food Club

Want to relax and try something fun? Come make snacks with us for the Buddy to Buddy activity, along with people from the Asylum Seeker Center (AZC). No experience needed. The activity is in the Global Lounge.

Time: 15:30-17:30 (If you cannot join at 15:30, but only later, feel welcome to come and help!)

Location: Global Lounge

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17:30-19:00 | Yoga Workshop

Join our Hatha Yoga session, organized by Spectrum, to connect and grow in a space celebrating all abilities and backgrounds. Dive into easy yoga poses, mindful breathing, and relaxation, designed for everyone—no experience needed. Let's explore our inner selves, and journey together in a welcoming atmosphere. Ready to start? Come as you are, and let’s embrace this adventure together.

Organized by: Spectrum

Time: 17:30-19:00

Location: V0031&V0034, Forum building (Ground floor, behind IT DESK)

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17:00-19:00 | We are all CONNECTED!

We're all connected, but how and in what ways? Join us at the Crocheting Workshop, where we'll explore these questions not only through the art of crocheting but also through meaningful conversations. Whether you're an experienced crocheter - in which case, bring your own crochet hooks and yarn - or a complete beginner, there's a place for you here. We'll teach you!

The session is led by Ruur Boersma, a former dean and teacher with a long-standing interest in the relationship between humans and nature, personal development, and a passion for knitting.

Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: Side Wing Orion (Ground Floor)

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18:00-21:00 | Buddy to Buddy

What better way to connect with others than through live music and traditional homemade food? On 12 March, from 18:00 to 21:00, we invite you to The Spot. This activity is special because it is in collaboration with the Buddy to Buddy Programme. There will be people from the AZC who will prepare the food for you, and also share their stories and music.

From 15:30 to 17:30, we will prepare the food in the Global Lounge for the evening activity. Do you want to help us and learn how to make traditional food? You can select the option down below.  

Activity is FREE and everyone is welcome to join!

***In order to make enough food and don't waste food, please register***

Time: 18:00-21:00

Location: The Spot, Orion building (Ground Floor)

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Wednesday | 13 March

12:30-13:45 | Nice to TEA you!

Come and join us for a relaxed session of tea tasting where we'll also have the chance to connect with others. This event is all about enjoying different kinds of tea and spending time in good company. Whether you're a tea enthusiast or simply looking for a pleasant gathering, you're welcome to join us. Sign up and let's enjoy some tea together.


Time: 12:30-13:30
Location: Forum, V0031 & V0034 (Ground floor, behind IT DESK)
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12:15-13:30 | Inclusive Improv Playground

From the Otherside or Another's Perspective

An improv workshop exploring other's perspectives through improvisational theater. In this workshop you will have a chance to dip your toes into other people's worlds. We invite you to leave your world view for a moment and try someone else's. Exploring their past, present, and future. Together, we will attempt to answer the question of "how different are we?"

Time: 12:30-13:30
Location: B0213, Forum building
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Organiser: Sarah Brigitte Haimes and the Wageningen Comedy Club.

18:00-21:00 | Cultural Fair

The Culture Fair is a vibrant celebration of global heritage and cultural exchange. It's a gathering where everyone come together to explore the rich tapestry of cultures represented at Wageningen. Through interactive exhibits, engaging discussions, and flavorful cuisine, attendees embark on a journey around the world, discovering the unique traditions, customs, and innovations that define each participating country. The Culture Fair offers a dynamic platform for fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. It's an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of diversity and to unite as a community in the spirit of inclusivity and mutual respect.

Join us at the Culture Fair and experience the world!

Time: 18:00-21:00
Location: Forum stage, ground floor
Registration is not needed, you can come and join!


Thursday | 14 March

12:00-14:00 | Mastering Diverse Opinions

How can you engage in a conversation with someone who holds a completely different opinion or worldview from yours? During this debate session, you will learn everything about debating, including practical participation in debates. If you prefer to observe the debate rather than participate, that option is available as well.

The general topic of the debate will be the role of developed and developing countries in tackling climate change (reducing GHG emissions), and how this can be done in a fair and inclusive way.

This debate will be friendly and respectful at all times. And there will be enough time afterwards to have an open discussion!

Registration form:

Organizer: Socrates Debate Club


15:30–17:30 | Coping with loneliness

By Marije Wolthuis – Student Life Coach WUR

If you’re new to Wageningen, or if your close friends and loved ones are far away, loneliness can catch you off guard. Even if you have already established a strong social network in Wageningen, you may feel lonely at times. Many (international) students wrestle with these emotions.

In collaboration with ESN Wageningen and Surf your Stress, this workshop aims to explore the various manifestations of loneliness and its underlying causes. Led by Marije Wolthuis, a professional student life coach from WUR, participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and collectively brainstorm strategies to address this challenge.

After the workshop, there will be an opportunity to have a drink and a chat with fellow students. WUR peer coaches will also be available for one-on-one discussions, providing a supportive space for those in need of someone to talk to.

Time: 15:30 – 17:30
Location: Global Lounge

18:00-22:00 | WURld Rhythm Night

Come to WURLd Rhythm Night! Enjoy an evening of dance and song from WUR students and employees. It's a chance for everyone to share and enjoy each other's creative expressions, whether on stage or in the audience.

Time: 18:30 (walk in with food), 19:00 show will start. 22:00 End.

Location: The Spot (Orion Building)

Registration form: (When you register you will receive FREE DRINKS, SNACKS and a reserved spot!)

Reserved spots: 100/150 (we have 150 spots)

Organized by ISOW.

Friday | 15 March

*FULL* 12:15-13:45 | Clay workshop

Explore Your Creativity at 'Express Yourself'! This event invites students to express themselves through clay and paint. It's a simple yet powerful way to convey your thoughts and feelings, no matter your skill level. Join us to experiment with art and enjoy a relaxed, creative session. Sign up now to participate!

Time: 12:30-13:45

Location: B0317, Forum

It is not possible to register for this workshop anymore. You can join the waiting list here:

18:00-20:00 | Engage and Embrace

Dive into an interactive experience with short films on diversity and inclusion, sparking lively discussions among peers.

It's an opportunity to not just watch, but to actively participate and connect, deepening your insight into diversity and inclusion.


Registration form:

19:30-22:00 | SHOUT Gender Playground

The door of theatre the Wilde Wereld opens to let you into a playground full of nail polish, makeup, moustaches, clothes and accessories. Come play in our gender playground and find out that you always wanted to try or explore the clothes racks and go out for your comfort zone. If you want to cross dress, gender blend or explore new looks within your own gender all is fine, as long as you have fun and feel beautiful. To make it a night to remember a photographer will be available to take your pictures on the runway.

So bring your friends and let’s play.

Time: 19:30-22:00

Location: Theater De Wilde Wereld

17:00-20:00 | Masterchef Cook-Off

Embracing Diversity Through Food. This event, in collaboration with Boerengroep and Spectrum and guided by a vegan chef, focuses on cooking with local ingredients and encourages diversity, inclusion, and self-expression. Whether you're cooking or watching, it's an opportunity to connect and share in the joy of food. Join us to explore culinary creativity in a welcoming environment.

Sign up to participate or to be part of the audience

Time: 17:00-19:45
Location: Global Lounge
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Organized by: Boerengroep & Spectrum

  • Stories from the WURworld

Everyone has a story to tell, a lesson to teach and wisdom to share. One World Week is about connecting and creating understanding. Read the stories from the students from Wageningen University and Research, to get inspired and feel connected.