Corporate WUR

Exceptional Achievements of Professors well awarded!

According to the financial report of WUR, a professor holding a personal chair made 365.547 and a half euro in 2017 and that’s even more than the Dutch prime minister. How is this possible?

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Dutch parliament members question WUR’s collaboration with pesticide manufacturers

In response to an article published on news platform Follow the Money, members of parliament De Groot en Paternotte (D66) have filed questions regarding the independence and reliability of WUR’s research. They have officially asked for a response of both the Dutch ministers of agriculture and education.

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Why did the board not receive the indigenous people of the Amazon

The 31st of October, a delegation representing the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) strived to make change during their visit to the Wageningen Campus. While previously being welcomed by Pope Francis and French president Emmanuel Macron, Wageningen University gave a slightly colder welcome; when the indigenous peoples of Brazil knocked on their door, the board […]

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Who is to blame for the Dutch agricultural impasse?

An opinion piece – by David Benjamin de Winter One of the most heated and prevalent discussions in Dutch society right now, and most certainly in the hallways of Wageningen University, is the debate about the reculturisation of our agricultural landscape. The discussion is in full swing at this moment, as many people are afraid […]

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We should be marching on

Already almost four months ago, on a cloudy Friday afternoon in May, a few hundred students and citizens of Wageningen came together to march the streets of our small town, to raise awareness for the climate crisis we are in. What has happened since? (too little)

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To all International Students: Housing is available (but you should share a kitchen with 70 people)

On Monday this week, over 15 tents popped up next to the pond, creating a small stir in the ever quiet Wageningen. A group of students has set up camp to manifest for the student housing shortage. Their goal: to create awareness for the growing community of students without a permanent or stable living. However, […]

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New Building Syngenta Upcoming!

The years of Louise Fresco in the board of Unilever were not without merit. On campus we can now enjoy a state of the art research laboratory. However, the recent appointment of Louise Fresco to the board of directors at Syngenta leads to a new question: Where should we build the new Syngenta Office? The […]

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Louise Fresco

Louise Fresco: a literature review

One of the most heated and prevalent discussions in the hallways of this university is the communication from and positioning of the president of our board; Louise Fresco. The critique over Fresco’s position and actions lies in the debate over her links with big businesses and how she is strengthening the links between the university and these corporations.

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(Don’t) Come fly with me

We study and work at one of the greenest universities world-wide. In January this year, WUR was rated the greenest and most sustainable university in the world according to the GreenMetric ranking for the second year in a row. In the Dutch SustainaBUL competition for most sustainable (applied) univer-sity, WUR ranked second (after Eindhoven) in […]

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