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.
Career at Wageningen UR
At Wageningen UR, you work daily at improving the quality of life. That is our mission and that is what we stand for. Together with your colleagues, you seek to answer the common challenges faced by society within our domain ‘healthy food and living environment.’
Our involvement and contribution to these themes is evident from the many multiple, enduring relationships that we have with the business community, non-profit organisations and other research institutes worldwide in this area.
Contribution to the quality of life
As an employee at Wageningen UR, you will develop knowledge that is at the service of mankind and society-at-large. Our research moves in the fields of various natural and social sciences disciplines. Topical themes include i.e. safe and healthy food, lifestyle and living conditions, climate change, nature and biodiversity, sustainable fishery and agricultural systems and the search for alternative sources of energy.
As an employee at Wageningen UR, you work together with people from over 80 countries. We enjoy an excellent reputation internationally when it comes to conducting research and providing education.
At present we are the most important European University in the Life Sciences. In a recent survey new international staff praised our excellent research facilities, along with the high research standards.