List of WUR online courses for Virtual Exchange

On this page, you can find the list of online courses that are offered by Wageningen University as part of the Virtual Exchange portfolio. New courses are added on a regular basis. Keep in touch!

Please note that there are also online courses that are offered by our partner universities: list of partner university courses.

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    Agricultural Water Management: Water,- Society and Technology interactions

    Would you like to meet the increasing food demands around the world by contributing to optimisation of water governance and technologies? At Wageningen University & Research, the No. 1 agricultural university of the world, we approach water management from both a technical and a social perspective. Because, properly deploying water technologies for successful water management requires social and institutional agreement. Join us and learn the fundamentals of agricultural water management.

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    Basics in Food Safety

    Learn about bacteria, pesticides and health hazards present in food. This online course is offered as a MOOC which means that you can study at your own pace, at your own time and anywhere you want.

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    Co-creating Sustainable Cities

    Sustainability is a result of the interplay between technology, policy and people’s daily lives. Understanding this interplay is essential for creating sustainable cities. Learn how citizen’s co-creation is key in making cities worldwide more sustainable in this open and online course.

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    Drainage of Agricultural Lands

    Get prepared for heavier rainfall and the increasing demand for food! You will learn how to design and implement effective drainage systems in agriculture. You will learn how to create a perfect soil profile for optimal growing conditions for a crop and help feed the growing world population.

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    Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design your Drone (UAV) Mission

    Take a dive and expand your knowledge about drones and drone technology. Learn how to prepare and execute a flight mission with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and how to use, process and understand the collected drone data for your own applications.

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    Food Security and Sustainability: Food Access

    Who decides what food is on your plate? Understand the basics of access to food and food decision-making from a multilevel perspective in this course.

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    Human Microbiome

    Learn how you can impact your health by balancing your gut health; how your microbiome together with your diet can improve normal gut function. A balanced microbiome and nutritional intake can avoid disorders like IBS, obesity and diabetes.

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    Introduction to Animal Behaviour

    Explore the amazing range and complexity of wild animal behaviour. Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially.

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    Introduction to Tourism and Society

    Did you know tourism is already one of the world's largest industries? Wageningen University and Research invites you to this integral introduction of the exciting and complex phenomenon that is tourism. Ranked top 10 best online courses by Class Central, join us to gain an understanding of the scope next to the social and environmental implications of tourism. Take on the challenge of a more critical reflection of this industry, steeped in comfort and enjoyment, and help drive its sustainability!

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    Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition

    Learn from the top professors of Wageningen University & Research about macronutrients and overnutrition and how they impact humans.

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    Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Undernutrition

    Learn from the top professors of Wageningen University & Research about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact your health.

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    Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production

    How to feed the world without depleting our planet’s reserves? Learn the basics of crop production.

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    Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking

    Learn how to apply systems thinking to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems in this course.

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    Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life

    Learn why soil is very important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives.

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    Sustainable Tourism: Rethinking the future

    Are you aware of enormity and rapid development of the tourism sector? Considering the negative impacts on climate change, the host communities and their natural resources, this growth-driven industry needs to improve its footprint. Engage in interdisciplinary debates to explore and co-create future responsible travel and tourism initiatives in your (professional) context.

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    Sustainable Urban Development: Discover Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

    Learn why cities are key in resolving global urbanization and sustainability challenges and how you can engineer tomorrow’s cities today.

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