WUR will invest heavily in data sciences and artificial intelligence (AI) over the next five years. WUR will recruit three additional professors, six part-time experts and a research coordinator.
In total, the university will spend an additional 800,000 euros per year on AI research over the next five years. This is in addition to the investments in WUR's strategic plan, from the Digital Twins theme. The investment by the Executive Board follows an advisory report from the Wageningen Data Competence Center.