Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research is one of the 14 research universities in the Netherlands. It is the leader of European universities in the field of life sciences. It is also the only university that is directly funded by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food. Other universities are funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Education.

Dutch universities do not allow "research for the sake of research, and the research results are waste paper out of the laboratory." The very thorough industrial route is the reason for the prosperity of the Netherlands. In order to improve the competitiveness of agricultural products, Dutch agriculture has invested a lot of effort in internationalization and managed agriculture with a corporate attitude. Therefore, the Netherlands has become the world's second largest exporter of agricultural products after the United States.

The agricultural science research of Wageningen University & Research is in the leading position in the world. Three world university academic ranking institutions, including "US News", "QS Ranking" and "ARWU Ranking" have ranked Wageningen University & Research in the field of agricultural science, ranking first in the world Position, being able to occupy the world's first position among many world famous schools is really an extremely remarkable achievement.

Among research institutions in environmental science and ecology, it ranks second in the world; in addition, animal science and plant science rank third in the world. Wageningen University ranked 25th in the global university rankings in the 2017 Times Higher Education Supplement "TIMES". In 2018, the "US News" comprehensive ranking of the world's best universities was 88th.

In the academic field, the achievements of Wageningen University & Research have also attracted worldwide attention. In terms of food safety and quality, Wageningen University and Research Center initiated and participated in up to 31 EU projects, which fully demonstrated its strength and international status in this field; in agriculture, Wageningen University’s The number of literature citations ranks third in the world; in plant and animal sciences, the university's literature citations rank fifth in the world. Wageningen University is the best university in agriculture, food and environmental research in the Netherlands, and the strongest research university in the field of agriculture and food in Europe. It has a number of cooperation plans with the United Nations Agriculture and Food Organization.

Wageningen University is able to integrate resources, invest in the construction of modern hardware facilities, and carry out major research, innovation and education work, which significantly shortens the cycle of agricultural results transformation. Due to the close integration of scientific research and production, scientific and technological achievements can be quickly transformed into productivity. At present, Wageningen University has become the main body of the Dutch Food Silicon Valley Initiative. It is an effective combination of government and private cooperation, realizing an effective combination of universities, government and private research institutions, national and international companies.

The school mission of Wageningen University & Research is "For Quality of Life", which aims to continuously improve the quality of human life. Wageningen University & Research students explore the potential of nature and study topics closely related to our lives. What they pursue is to overcome these problems and create a better life for mankind.

Wageningen University consists of three parts: Wageningen University, Agricultural Research Center and Marriott-Laurentstein College. Wageningen University is located in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Some of the Marriott-Lawrenstein campuses have branch campuses in the eastern Dutch town of Velp (Velp GLD) and the northern Dutch city of Leeuwarden. The university was founded in 1918 On March 9, 2015, there were about 10,000 students and 6,500 faculty members.

As a highly academic school, Wageningen University & Research has abundant laboratory and library resources for students to use. There are as many as 19 library resources participating in the cooperation both inside and outside the school, most of which are located in the school and Wageningen for the convenience of students. In addition, each research institution of Wageningen University & Research has its own laboratory or greenhouse with well-equipped and advanced equipment. Among them, laboratory research such as water treatment, breeding, and plant gene research is at the leading level in the world.

Wageningen University is a unique academic organization that combines basic, strategic and applied research, and provides innovative university, master and doctoral education. In the past ten years, Wahanningen University has become a major research center in the world, and has even become a leader in the fields of life sciences, food and the environment in Europe. Its research and education are not only international and well-known, but also attract students from more than 100 countries around the world to study.

The city of Wageningen is rapidly developing modern enterprises in the fields of environment, information and biotechnology. The location of Wachningen is slightly east of the central part of the Netherlands, which is suitable for companies to set up a stronghold to explore business opportunities across the Netherlands. It takes only one hour by train to reach the big cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.

Wageningen University is a leading educational institution in Europe, focusing on the integrated research of natural and human sciences. Wageningen University offers local and international university departments, research institutes and short-term courses. The related fields include plant science, food technology, hygiene, supply chain management, and everything from environmental science to sociology and economics.

Wageningen University has the most world rankings and reputation, the world's top professional projects, rigorous academic attitude, international environment, numerous international cooperation projects and opportunities, rich learning resources, and of course, extremely high in the Netherlands and Europe The reputation and prestige of the world have attracted many elites from all over the world.

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