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Examples of student projects

Students of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) can contribute to solving your problem in various ways. For example, they develop visions for the future, conduct interviews, organize workshops, give presentations, design calculation models and write feasibility studies.

The assignments that students can solve are different in nature. This depends on the subject in which students work on the assignment. For example, it may be a (reletively) short literature study, a multidisciplinary consultancy assignment, an extensive study (literature and data collection) or a short practical study.

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To get an impression of possible assignments, examples of different student projects are shown below. The assignments are divided into 10 labels.

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Sustainable Food Systems

Examples student projects

  • Developing scenario's for circular agriculture in the Food Valley region
    The Food Valley, an agricultural region located in the middle of the Netherlands, has the ambition to become a leading example of sustainable food production, by implementing circular innovations. However, it remains uncertain how this future circular food systems should look like. The ACT student team was asked to develop various scenario's by using the multi-stakeholder participatory approach. As final future vision the team proposed the 'multi-scale circular' scenario, in which as well production oriented areas as decentralized agro-ecological systems co-exist in the same region.

    Commissioner: Living Lab Regio Foodvalley Circulair
    Period: November - December 2019

Nutrition and health

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Plant

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Animal

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Aquaculture and fisheries

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Nature and landscape

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Agro-technology & Robotica

Coming soon.

Circular Fashion

Examples student projects

  • Local Linen
    The feasibility of local linen was researched in this project by exploring the economic and environmental conditions for locally cultivated flax. This assignment ties in with 'The Linen Project' a long term multi-disciplinary research project within the Ecosystems research area of studies within 'Fashion Held in Common', the new curriculum of the ArtEZ MA Fashion Design that started in September 2018. The ACT student team gave advice on how sustainable farming practices of fiber flax production could be introduced in the region of Gelderland. This advice included the mapping of suitable areas for flax cultivation and a choice for suitable fiber flax varieties.

    Commissioner: ArtEZ University of the Arts
    Period: January - March 2019

  • Bring Hop into fashion: Feasibility study of using left-overs to create hop textile fibers
    Currently, hop stems are considered a by-product after harvesting the flowers for beer production. Fashion designer Eduarda de Azevedo Bastian wonders whether these left-overs could be used in a different way. The ACT student team was commissioned to research the feasibility of using hop stems to produce fibers for the textile industry. As end product the team came up with a theoretical protocol to soften the hop stem fibers in a eco-friendly way without harming of weakening the fibers itself.

    Commissioner: Centre of Expertise Future Makers, Eduarda de Azevedo Bastian
    Period: March - May 2020

Climate change & Energy transition

Examples student projects

  • Mapping concepts for multiple land-use solar parks in Wageningen
    In Wageningen, the big question remains: how can solar fields be combined with the improvement of landscape and biodiversity, and/or other functions such as agriculture? The ACT student team was commissioned to research concepts for multifunctional and nature-inclusive solar parks and to map the financial packages. As end product, the student team has proposed various set-ups for multiple land-use solar parks in Wageningen. Next to this, the team has adviced the municipality to introduce additional ecological demands to the master plan of solar parks. The findings of the ACT study were incorporated in the Vision for the rural area of Wageningen - Visie Buitengebied. Additional information: news article in Dutch.

    Commissioner: Municipality of Wageningen
    Period: January - March 2020

Circular economy

Coming soon.