Wageningen University and Research

Wageningen University and Research

Top reasons to study here

  • The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university.
  • This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education.
  • The scientific quality of Wageningen University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.

PhD Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

  • 1904: Wageningen University: Wageningen education has been developed to a higher level and the institution is now called the National Higher College of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry.
  • 1918: Wageningen's status as an institute of higher education is legally ratified, and it becomes the National Agricultural College on 9 March 1918.

Education

  • Research results only have an effect when they are applied within society. That is why Wageningen University & Research cooperates closely with companies, governments and civil society to ensure those results can provide value. 
  • This can be turned into a reality at the Wageningen Campus, as they can make the facilities available, help start-ups in their initial development and design solutions tailored to international issues.

Research

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)

  • Connected circularity
  • The protein transition
  • Digital twins

Research themes (Wageningen Research)

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Circular biobased economy
  • From hunger to food security
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Artificial intelligence

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
53 9
2021
62 -3
2020
59
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
101 50
2020
151
2019
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
123 -8
2021
115 10
2020
125
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
83 -4
2020
79
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • The WUR student psychologist offers short-term counseling (to a maximum of five meetings) for minor psychological problems. This is free and confidential!
  • Student Career Services supports you in your orientation on the labour market. We facilitate you by giving personal career advice, providing you a platform to meet employers and explore your wishes and talents through workshops and career events. Both students and recent graduates are welcome.

Housing services

Wageningen University & Research has a large community of international students. We understand that it is very hard to look for your own place in a different country. That's why we have gathered information about how to find a room in Wageningen as a way for you to start your search. Idealis (the main student housing cooperation in Wageningen) will offer their rooms via ROOM.nl. As a prospective student at Wageningen University & Research you can register and apply for rooms via ROOM.nl.

Library services

  • The core task of the library is to share and disseminate knowledge. By developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art knowledge infrastructure, WUR Library contributes to the effectiveness of the research and education at WUR.

Medical services

Non-Dutch students must be adequately insured for medical expenses while staying in the Netherlands. This will be checked by the registration officials when you apply for a residence permit.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus of Wageningen University & Research measures 70.000m2 and is chosen as most sustainable university of the Netherlands. It is home to students, teachers, researchers and staff from over 103 different countries.

Sports facilities

Sports Centre de Bongerd (SCB) is the sports centre for students and staff of Wageningen University & Research. We welcome everyone who would like to become active, from beginners to accomplished athletes. Come to have fun or relax, to work on your health and endurance, to push your fitness boundaries, or to enhance your athletic performance.

Student clubs

Several kinds of (student) sports clubs are active in and around the sports centre de Bongerd's facilities. Students who possess a WUR card whose sports rights have been activated can join these clubs for free or at a reduced rate.

Accreditation

Wageningen Food Safety Research is accredited for the organization of Proficiency Tests by the Dutch Accreditation Council since 2006.

Wageningen University & Research is not only number 53 in the world but also number 1 in the Netherlands!

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