This year, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will celebrate its 100th anniversary. A century in which the organization has proved its worth as a worldwide expert in the field of healthy food and living environment. In these hundred years, WUR has acquired a wealth of valuable knowledge and developed high-quality education. The unique combination of teaching and research has enabled the organization to improve the quality of life. WUR intends to continue the mission of their organization into the future. ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.’

Knowledge institution
A hundred years ago, in 1918, WUR’s university was awarded academic status. During the past hundred years WUR developed into a knowledge institution of worldwide renown. The organization’s strength lies in the responsible way they conduct research and apply the knowledge they acquire. WUR’s mission and driving force is to use this wisdom to improve the quality of life, while paying special attention to the challenges facing future generations.

Join forces
The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the 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 domain of Wageningen University & Research consists of three related core areas:

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