About Wageningen University

Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. We do so by working closely together with governments and the business community.

Our research and education are based on a fundamental scientific approach and accordingly strongly geared toward application in practice. This is achieved through the close collaboration between different fields of expertise including both natural and social sciences. This allows Wageningen University to obtain an integrated approach of actual societal themes, such as:

  • climate change
  • unhealthy lifestyles
  • the continued pressure on our natural environment
  • animal welfare

The world is our working area

Wageningen University's researchers are active around the globe, and the university hosts students from over 100 countries. Our mission is

To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.

Wageningen University is a part of Wageningen UR (University& Research centre). Wageningen UR consists of Wageningen University and several research institutes. Wageningen UR has locations throughout the Netherlands. A large number of teachers, professors and employees work on the Wageningen Campus.

Both Wageningen University's research and education are highly acclaimed. Student numbers have increased significantly over the last years. In 2013 students ranked Wageningen as the best university in the Reference Guide for Higher Education in the Netherlands for the ninth year in a row. The top quality of research at Wageningen University is crowned with the university’s position within the top 6 of the important citation indexes of its domain.