Our mission: ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’.
The world is changing. The population is growing fast and prosperity is increasing in many regions. Around the world, land use for food production is reaching its limits. The climate is visibly changing while fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer. Meanwhile, people are attaching more importance to healthy, safe and sufficient food.
It is this changing world that is the real specialisation of Wageningen University & Research (since 1918); the domain of healthy food and living environment. This domain can be broken down into the following three core areas:
Together with our partners we aim to continue to lead the way, bundling financial flows and using our knowledge to design applicable solutions for the major challenges our world is facing. This is the ultimate ambition of Wageningen University & Research.
The Wageningen approach: the joint strengths of the university and specialised research institutes and the connections between our scientific, technological and social disciplines. We are well aware that our partners – governments, companies, NGO’s and research institutes at home and abroad – need to achieve genuine social breakthroughs. This is why we also cooperate on a large scale in public-private partnerships, as well as in confidential contract research. At the same time, we educate many thousands of students from over a hundred countries to be professionals in the domain of ‘healthy food and living environment’ every year.
This combination of research, education and value creation has made us internationally successful and explains our strong global position as a supplier of application-oriented and field-based research. It is with good reason that we have a very high success rate in attracting EU funds for research and score so highly in international rankings and citation indexes.
Wageningen University & Research MOOCs
With our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Wageningen University & Research is committed to improving the digital learning experience for all students by creating engaging, interactive MOOCs within our knowledge domain of ‘healthy food and living environment’. Our courses found below can be audited for free. Or learners can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.
So, are you looking to enhance your career through Continuing Education? Or are you curious to discover new professional interests by engaging in Lifelong Learning. Gain new insights and in-demand skills for your personal development as you learn about society’s most pressing challenges. For example, learn how to feed more than 9 billion people while also protecting the environment. Or about the impact of your everyday choices on greenhouse gas emissions (ghg).
Select a course and join WageningenX in our mission to ‘explore the potential of nature and improve the quality of life’.