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Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. Over 6,500 employees and 12,000 students from more than hundred 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 University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the 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 University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.



A micro-credential is a certificate program that is made up of a series of related courses to develop a particular skill for professional development.

Wageningen University & Research have partnered with edX to deliver the following micro-credentials:

MicroMasters Program in Business and Economics for a Circular Economy
Learn more about the business and economic aspects of a circular economy, and gain the skills to make the switch to biobased resources and build a sustainable business.

MicroMasters Program in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability
Help drive the transition from fossil sources to renewable energy ones and engineer a biobased future. By the #1 agricultural sciences university.

Professional Certificate in Nutrition and Disease
Learn about the role of nutrition and lifestyle in disease occurrence and prognosis, and how to analyze and evaluate scientific evidence within this field.

Professional Certificate in Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes
Enhance your transformative thinking and action to build sustainable integrated landscapes and contribute to our world’s SDGs.

Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition and Health
Learn the truth about food and nutrition to better assess, analyze and implement strategies to improve overall health.

Professional Certificate in Animal Breeding and Genetics
Learn to design, set-up, execute and optimize an animal breeding program and increase the production of livestock and domestic animals.

Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism
Gain the skills and knowledge to drive sustainability in the tourism industry, the largest industry in the world!

World Rankings

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Information about the World University Rankings
World university rankings can be used as an indicator of a university's prospects and prestige. Ranking publishers use different performance indicators such as teaching quality, research quality or the ratio of staff to students to place higher education institutions in order of success and impact. Results across the different rankings will vary according to the measures used and the importance they place on the different performance indicators.

The rankings listed above are taken from three of the most trusted World University Rankings:

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE)
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings focus on 5 core areas: Teaching (30%); Research (30%); Citations (30%); International outlook (7.5%); and Industry Income (2.5%). See their methodology

QS World University Rankings (QS)
The QS World University Rankings evaluate universities based on Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio (5%). See their methodology

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks universities according to Quality of Education (30%), Quality of Faculty (40%), Research Output (20%), and Per Capita Performance (10%). See their methodology


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