About Wageningen UR

Wageningen UR is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the DLO foundation.

‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’

That is the mission of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work everywhere 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 specialised research institutes and Wageningen University. 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 scientific quality of Wageningen UR is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.

The domain of Wageningen UR consists of three related core areas:

  • Food and food production
  • Living environment
  • Health, lifestyle and livelihood

Wageningen UR has branches all over The Netherlands and abroad. A large number of lecturers, researchers and other employees are based at Wageningen Campus.