Author: Jes Ter

Who has been crowned the new mayor of Wageningen?

Wageningen municipality council has nominated Floor Vermeulen for the vacancy of mayor. The 36 year old VVD politician is currently deputy in South-Holland. Now you may wonder what does someone from the other side of the country and member of a liberal party do in this democrat stronghold? The last few councils have been dominated […]

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Saturday Market: There are restaurants & shops too?

As many market goer may have forgotten, there are restaurants and shops in Wageningen too. Run by people in buildings who are passionate about food and wanting to make money, the restaurant is quite different from a market. Difference #1 – Restaurants pay high rent for buildings that people can’t enter. Difference #2 – You […]

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Saturday Market: Ginger and lemons, the new Wageningen superfood!

While some of you left Wageningen when Covid-19 hit, others stayed and often looked forward to Saturdays to wander around the market and share a social moment with long-lost friends. The retailers at the Wageningen market did notice that less students come to the market compared to pre-Covid times. In fact, they’ve noticed a lot […]

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Saturday Market: There’s something fishy going on!

It’s a lazy Saturday, the weather is amazing and you are ready to go to the one and only Saturday market! You arrive at Raadhuisplein, and decide to take it easy by having a small coffee with a French croissant, and enjoy a nice walk in the park – it is the weekend after all. […]

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WUR accounts are now even more secure!

Since filming yourself taking an exam has been normalised, WUR decided to take another step into the secure online age. Students must now verify that they are in fact themselves through phone authentication when accessing top secret university emails and the exclusive content of brightspace. Experts have confirmed that this creates an extra layer of […]

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Energised students return from the Easter break

After a refreshing and rejuvenating four-day-holiday, students return to university with new-found enthusiasm. With the restful weekend break behind her, Alex is delighted to keep studying, “I had resits in February so I haven’t really had a break since Christmas – a four day weekend talking with my friends and family online instead of going […]

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Online graduation – a day like any other

It’s the 5th of March. For many a day like any other. But this year, for me, it is special. It is the day I worked towards since knowing how to read. Since wanting to make a change to the world! It is the day I can call myself highly-educated. Although this title doesn’t interest […]

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Conflicting Interests – An investigation into scientific transparency

The time that scientists were figuring out how gravity works or whether the earth spins around the sun or the other way around is over. The academic institutions of yesteryear have changed dramatically, professors are no longer the unquestioned top of the scientific society – now they have to fight for research funding. The Dutch […]

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WUR FINANCIAL: How the money flows

Revenue With a total revenue of €728 million, WUR has quite some money to spend. Main sponsor is the Dutch government that finances the university with at least €226million  worth of education subsidies. €157 million is spent by the ministry of agriculture (LNV) and the Dutch food authority (NVWA). €38 million comes from the student […]

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