Wageningen University & Research is a Dutch public university in Wageningen, Netherlands. It consists of Wageningen University and the former agricultural research institutes (Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO)) of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. The university has about 11,000 students from over 100 countries.
Wageningen UR focuses its research on scientific, social and commercial problems in the field of life sciences and natural resources. In these fields, the university is considered world-class.
The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university, and combining the efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This combination of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that are quickly put into practice and incorporated into education.