This strategic plan is a call upon new and existing partners, students, alumni and citizens to explore with us the potential of nature, to participate in defining and understanding the challenges facing us, to engage in discussing and navigating trade-offs, and to work with us on evidence-based and socially inclusive answers that drive transitions. This Strategic Plan is an invitation to join us in finding answers together.
Global challenges and our ambition
In the 21st century we face major global challenges crossing the borders of nations and sectors. Humanity is over-consuming nature and its natural resources, urban centres are becoming overpopulated, a major part of the population faces malnutrition and the climate is changing rapidly. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) provides high quality knowledge, education and research to develop and implement paths of change addressing these global challenges and to design and accelerate the necessary transitions. We cannot do this alone. We need partners- both our current and new ones, both national and international ones. Simultaneously, we aim for continuous internal renewal, change and improvements to maintain and strengthen our high quality, societal impact and global position.
Our research is driven by our desire to understand and contribute to the world’s challenges and the transitions that lie before us. In Wageningen we encompass the entire chain of knowledge, from curiosity-driven fundamental research to science-based and up-scalable practical knowledge to create solutions that have impact.
Investment themes (Wageningen University & Research)
Research themes (Wageningen Research)