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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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