Top 10 most read news articles on Wageningen UR

It is the end of the year. A good time to bring our most read articles in the spotlight.
Starting with the most popular article:
  • 1 oktober 2015 Times Higher Education Rankings: Wageningen University among the 50 best universities in the world By securing 47th place on the renowned Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Wageningen University can now officially call itself one of the fifty best universities in the world. Excellent results in the area of research, teaching and citations compared with other universities were largely responsible for Wageningen’s high score. Furthermore, Wageningen finished way ahead of all other Dutch universities on this list.
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  • 26 maart 2015 Wageningen University the best for full-time Master’s programmes By scoring 67.5 points, Wageningen University again has the highest ranking for Master’s programmes among the 13 ‘regular’ universities in the Netherlands. The 2015 edition of the Dutch Master’s programme information guide Keuzegids Masters, published today, awarded 15 of the 27 evaluated Wageningen Master’s programmes top programme status. Students and experts in the whole of the Netherlands assessed some 600 Master’s programmes. “Wageningen stands out as the best regular university – the same as last year.”
    Wageningen University beste in voltijdse masteropleidingen 2015
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  • 2 november 2015 11 years in a row best university full-time education For the 11th consecutive year, Wageningen University is the best university in The Netherlands. The study guide 'Keuzegids Universiteiten 2016' of the Centre for Higher Education Information (CHOI) also qualifies most studies as Top-quality programme. The university proves that quality of education can go hand in hand with growing student numbers. ‘That’s a performance in itself,’ states the Keuzegids.
    11 years in a row best university full-time education
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  • 3 februari 2015 Algae as a promising new type of animal feed Will algae be found in the feeding troughs of the future? The use of algae as animal feed is promising, as they are sustainable, contain lots of protein and result in more omega 3 in eggs and milk. There is also evidence that they help young cattle grow better, which is currently the subject of further study. Together with Nevedi and Natuur & Milieu, Wageningen UR has analysed publications and developed an algae opportunity map with accompanying report which clearly set out the potential for algae as animal feed.
    Algae as a promising new type of animal feed
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  • 6 mei 2015 On line BSc textbook animal breeding and genetics At the request of the Dutch Universities for Applied (Agricultural) Sciences a BSc textbook on animal breeding and genetics is made available on line by the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre.
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  • 22 oktober 2015 Steak from vegetable proteins A meat replacer, based on legumes, which is not inferior to steak. That is the promising future and interim result of an extensive research about sustainable meat replacers, purely based on vegetable ingredients. Professor Atze Jan van der Goot, from Wageningen University, will be presenting his findings on Sunday November the 1st.
    Steak from vegetable proteins
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  • 9 januari 2015 First ever working sweet-pepper harvesting robot The European research project Clever Robots for Crops (CROPS) for the development of robotics in horticulture and forestry was recently accomplished. The project has been co-ordinated by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture and was co-funded by the Dutch Horticultural Product Board and has also led to the development of the sweet-pepper harvesting robot.
    First ever working sweet-pepper harvesting robot
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  • 26 februari 2015 Martin Kropff of Wageningen UR appointed Director General of CIMMYT Texcoco, Mexico – 25 February 2015. The Board of Trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Martin Kropff has accepted an appointment as the new Director General of CIMMYT, starting 1 June 2015. He follows Dr. Thomas Lumpkin, Director General since 2008, who has significantly expanded CIMMYT’s partnerships and funding, helping the center to be a leading and hugely respected institution in the CGIAR system.
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  • 19 november 2015 Spread of Panama disease in banana caused by one single clone of the Fusarium fungus Scientists at Wageningen University & Research have demonstrated that the same clone of the Fusarium fungus is infecting Cavendish bananas in several countries dotted across the globe. This shows that this Fusarium clone, also known as Tropical Race 4, is continuing to spread despite the quarantine measures, with disastrous results for banana growers. The results from the research appeared today in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens.
    Disseminating Panama disease in banana caused by one single clone of the Fusarium fungus
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  • 6 maart 2015 Researchers connect climate change to food safety Climate change can affect our food safety in a number of ways. In a European study, researchers at Wageningen University and Ghent University (Belgium) state that there is often a relationship between long-term changes in temperature and rainfall and vegetable and fruit contamination. For example, flooding may result in increased concentrations of harmful bacteria that can be quickly broken down again by UV light. Similarly, in one region fungi that produce toxins may increase due to global warming, while they decrease in other regions. The researchers have published their findings in a special issue of the scientific journal Food Research International that they edited.
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