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Wageningen University

Wageningen UR as an internationally leading education and research organisation in the fields of nutrition and health, sustainable agrosystems, a viable environment and processes of social change, contributes significantly to the quality of life Mission: Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR) provides education and generates knowledge in the field of life sciences and natural resources. Wageningen UR aims to make a real contribution to our quality of life. To us, quality of life means both an adequate supply of safe and healthy food and drink, on the one hand, and the chance to live, work and play in a balanced ecosystem with a large variety of plants and animals.

Main Research Topics

Wageningen UR studies plants and animals in the wild as well as those that are part of sustainable fisheries and agricultural production systems. We do this in many ways. Our researchers map genes, study interaction between plants and insects, design greenhouses and crop management systems and do research on the behaviour of pigs, chickens, cattle and also dogs. Our knowledge contributes to the creation of a good living environment and socially responsible production of healthy and tasty food. For further information on our other specializations (Food and Food Production, Environment and Climate, and Economics and Society) please visit the Wageningen University website.

Collaboration with the GCP

Wageningen University s an active partner of the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) and is a member of the GCP Consortium.

Major Partners

The Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen UR is a collaboration of:

Plant Research International B.V.

Praktijkonderzoek Plant & Omgeving B.V.

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