- 設立日付 :1918 year
- Type of University : Public
- StudyQA ranking: 4193 pts.
- 選択可能なプログラム: 20 Master 1 Doctor of Philosophy
- 学生総数: 10380
- Frgn. Students: 2364
- 教育タイプ: 21 直接教授
- 教授言語: English
Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. We do so by working closely together with governments and the business community.
Our research and education are based on a fundamental scientific approach and accordingly strongly geared toward application in practice. This is achieved through the close collaboration between different fields of expertise including both natural and social sciences. This allows Wageningen University to obtain an integrated approach of actual societal themes, such as:
The world is our working area
Wageningen University's researchers are active around the globe, and the university hosts students from over 100 countries. Our mission is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.
Wageningen University is a part of Wageningen UR (University& Research centre). Wageningen UR consists of Wageningen University and several research institutes. Wageningen UR has locations throughout the Netherlands. A large number of teachers, professors and employees work on the Wageningen Campus.
Both Wageningen University's research and education are highly acclaimed. Student numbers have increased significantly over the last years. In 2013 students ranked Wageningen as the best university in the Reference Guide for Higher Education in the Netherlands for the ninth year in a row. The top quality of research at Wageningen University is crowned with the university’s position within the top 6 of the important citation indexes of its domain.
In 1876 the Rijkslandbouwschool (National Agricultural College) was established in Wageningen. Due to the development of the training to a higher educational level it changed in 1896 to the Hoogere Land- en Boschbouwschool (Agricultural and Forestry College) and in 1904 in Rijks Hoogere Land-, Tuin- en Boschbouwschool (National Agricultural, Horticulture and Forestry College)
In 1918 the school became academic by law (Academic Education Act). The name changed to Rijks Landbouw Hoogeschool (National Agricultural College). The openings date and official Dies natalis is 9 March 1918.
In 1986 the "hogescholen" (comparable to scientific institute of technology) were renamed to University in a modification of the Academic Education Act. The new name becameLandbouwuniversiteit Wageningen (LUW) (Wageningen Agricultural University (WAU)). The 1986 law changes resulted in the use of the name hogeschool in the Dutch system to be used exclusively for universities of applied science.
Over the years the research and teaching branched out into life sciences in general; while interest for agriculture as a career opportunity waned. In 1997, when the DLO institutes merged with the university, the new holding was rebranded as Wageningen UR (Wageningen University and Research Centre); with the University being renamed Wageningen University. Under the Dutch laws the University and the institutes had to remain separate legal entities.
In 2006, the university of applied sciences Van Hall Larenstein became part of Wageningen UR. The idea was to create better collaboration between applied teaching and research at Van Hall and the academic research at Wageningen University. This would also support students to continue with an academic program upon completing their applied degree. However, due to differences in organizational culture and incompatibility of procedures for the different types of higher education, collaboration between the two schools remained problematic. In 2012 it was decided that Van Hall Larenstein would leave Wageningen UR and continue as an independent school once more. In the spring of 2015 the separation was marked by the move of the final Wageningen-based Van Hall Larenstein studies back to Velp.
In 2009 it was decided that the University would consistently use the English name in its communication. In addition university research could be presented under the name of the university: Wageningen University (WU) (as an alternative of using the name of the holding Wageningen UR).
Institutional Accreditation or Recognition - Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland
With 25% international students from over 100 different countries, Wageningen University is the first Dutch university with an international accreditation. This is given by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO), known for its education visitations. Through partnerships with numerous Dutch and international companies and governments, Wageningen University has become a major university in Europe and one of the best universities worldwide in the field of Life Sciences. As a result, students have no problems finding internships, challenging work experience posts and career opportunities around the world.
Our campus is a centre where expertise and talent come together. Research, studying and business unite here and the iconic building in the middle of it all is called Forum. The main library is located here and is open 14 hours per day.
There are several places on the campus where you can relax and have a drink with your fellow students. For example the ‘Grand Cafe’ at Forum, 'the Spot' in Orion, or you can have lunch at the ‘Restaurant of the Future’.
Nearby sports centre ‘De Bongerd’ offers over 60 different sports ranging from tennis, squash and indoor biking to football, rugby and athletics. There are multiple student associations and each study programme has its own study association that organises a wide range of activities and services for students.
Wageningen is situated centrally in the Netherlands. It takes 25 minutes by train from Utrecht Central Station to Ede-Wageningen and from there the Campus is a 12 minute bus ride away.
There are historic and modern buildings, high-rise student flats, works of art and botanical gardens, adding to the diversity of Wageningen. About 10.000 students study at Wageningen University and they, accounting for 20% of the population, make Wageningen a university town. The many international students, professors and researchers contribute to the international atmosphere.
Wageningen has a thriving cultural and social life. Theatres, cinemas, student clubs, bars, night life and restaurants create the elegance of a city, in a beautiful rural setting. The nearby floodplains of the river Rhine and national park ‘de Veluwe’ are ideal for those who enjoy nature or like hiking, running or cycling.