Wageningen University and Research Centre is comprised of 6,500 staff and 10,000 students from over 100 countries, working around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.
The strength of Wageningen UR lies in its ability to join the forces of specialized research institutes, Wageningen University and Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach.
The domain of Wageningen UR consists of three related core areas:
- Food and food production
The production and supply side in the food chain: sustainable agriculture/horticulture and fisheries/aquaculture, international food chains and networks, health aspects of food and the use of biomass within the scope of a bio-based economy.
- Living environment
Nature, landscape, land usage, water and ocean management, and the various competing claims on space. This also includes biodiversity and the sustainability of management and production.
- Health, lifestyle and livelihood
The influence of people’s behavioural choices regarding health, food and living environment. The behaviour of consumers, citizens or recreational participants, the attitude towards risks and uncertainty, the perception of quality and safety, and the relationship between food safety and poverty, particularly in developing countries.