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DESCRIPTIONToday’s knowledge, tomorrow’s business We offer a variety of courses within the five themes: Plant, Animal, Sustainable Development, Food and Policy & Markets.
Todays knowledge, tomorrows business
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Wageningen Academy, the course portal of
Wageningen University and Research Centre,
is an important instrument to disclose our
scientific knowledge to professionals in
We believe it is important to share and spread our
knowledge. As a leading knowledge institute in
the domain of Healthy Food & Living Environment,
Wageningen UR does not only develop cutting-
edge knowledge, but also makes an effort to apply
our insights in practice anywhere in the world.
Wageningen Academy helps to make the
translation from science to practice.
National and international experts have already
found their way to Wageningen Academy and hear
about the newest scientific insights and their applica-
tions. I find it very inspiring to see the interaction
between the lecturers and the course participants.
Both gain new insights and leave full of new ideas.
In this brochure you will find what Wageningen
Academy can do for you and your organization.
Vice-President of the Executive
Board of Wageningen UR
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I proudly present Wageningen Academy,
the course portal of Wageningen UR.
We provide professionals from business
or the public domain with the latest
scientific insights in the domain of Healthy Food & Living Environment.
Our courses and activities are an excellent
way to catch up with the latest knowledge,
developments and trends in your field of expertise. We help you to deepen your
knowledge and offer you the opportunity
to exchange ideas and share experiences
with colleagues in your sector. In all our
activities we make a connection between
the knowledge from Wageningen UR and
your daily practice.
From the heart of our campus we bring
our motto Todays knowledge, tomorrows
business into practice. In this brochure
you will read what we can do for you.
Managing Director of Wageningen Academy
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Wageningen Academy develops courses, trainings and knowledge events. The broad research field of Wageningen UR is divided into the following themes: Plant, Animal, Sustainable Environment, Food and Policy & Markets.
We focus our activities on higher educated professio-
nals working in business or for the (semi-) govern-
ment. We keep a close track on developments in the
different sectors and work closely together with the
scientists and lecturers at Wageningen UR. This helps
us making a connection between insights in science
and questions from the field. Your learning objective is always the starting point. We adapt the learning
approach to your preferences.
Throughout the year we offer courses on the five themes and courses that focus on personal develop-
ment. Besides the annual course programme we
also offer in company programmes and distance
learning modules. Furthermore, we organize Summer
Schools, knowledge events and seminars. So it does
not matter whether you are looking for in-depth
knowledge or prefer to improve certain competences.
We have a tailor-made solution for you.
Todays knowledge for tomorrows practice
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Our strength Your development first Your development is the first priority in all our activities. We help you with our scientific knowledge. Using cases and situations from your daily practice we make the
theory applicable. But we also offer competence cour-
ses such as project management, applied statistics and working with networks. The interaction between the
course participants is an important element of our
activities. At the end of our courses you will not only
leave with new insights, but also with new contacts.
Theory into practice
We keep close track of the latest questions, trends and
developments in the markets of our areas of expertise
and continuously incorporate them in our course program-
mes. Scientific knowledge does not always provide the solutions you need. It is our strength to make the trans-
lation from science to practice and offer you the insights
and tools that help you further. Wageningen Academy
develops all courses and activitities in close cooperation
with the lecturers of Wageningen UR and field experts.
Unique knowledge basis
Wageningen Academy discloses the unique knowledge
basis of Wageningen UR, a leading knowledge institution
in the field of agriculture, food and living environment. Researchers and lecturers of Wageningen UR help crea-
ting the courses and transferring their knowledge to
the participants, who obtain knowledge out of first hand. For some of our courses, and in case you have a specific question or request, we call in lecturers from other
(international) knowledge institutes, companies or
well-established training firms.
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Our knowledge We offer a variety of courses within the five themes: Plant, Animal, Sustainable Development, Food and Policy & Markets.
The Dutch arable and horticultural sector are
renowned worldwide for their innovative practi-
ces, especially in the areas of plant breeding and
sustainable production methods. Our courses in
plant breeding, intellectual property, crop protec-
tion and statistics for researchers help you to
keep informed of the latest international
developments in your field.
With our courses in this theme we want to
contribute to healthy and productive animals
in a flourishing sector. We offer courses about animal feed, animal health and reproduction,
often combined with topics like management
and housing. We also offer courses that deal
with the societal questions linked to animal
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The food industry faces several big challenges in
which traceability, sustainability and safety are core
concepts. Our courses in the field of sensory sciences, functional properties of ingredients, consumer
perception, allergy, authenticity, regulation and
food safety help you facing those challenges.
The Dutch agro and food sector is active on the
world market and has to deal with European and
international regulations, such as the Common
Agriculture Policy, WTO regulations and the Codex
Alimentarius. We offer courses that help you gain
insight in the policy context of the supply chain.
Examples are our courses on risk management,
WTO policy and the European policies for agriculture,
food and nature.
It is a complex task to shape our surroundings
in a sustainable way. Many actors have their own
(conflicting) interests. In our courses we deal with the different stakes and discuss develop-
ments in policy and regulation. Examples of
course programmes are the biobased economy,
agricultural nature management, water manage-
ment, climate and spatial and environmental
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Open enrollment courses
During the year we organize many open enrollment
courses within the five different themes. You will find these courses on our website. On the website you
will also find regular updates on our new activities.
Quite often companies and organizations come
to us with a specific problem or request. In order to accommodate them we develop and execute a
tailor made in company training. To this purpose
our lecturers and trainers will train the company or
group of colleagues at once. In company programmes
are developed in close cooperation with the client
to make sure relevant issues are being discussed
and relevant competences are being trained.
Besides the in company trainings, it is also possible
to offer your customers or members a master course.
Feel free to contact us about the possibilities.
Besides the courses on a specific content, Wageningen Academy offers a wide variety of trainings and work-
shops to strengthen your professional skills. Examples
are process and project management, stakeholder management, networking skills, skills to facilitate
a workshop, writing skills, research skills and statistics.
The trainings are offered in company as well as open
enrollment trainings. Wageningen Academy will gladly
advise you on applying learned skills in your work.
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Study visits and field tripsUpon request we organize company visits or excursions
in the field for both national and international groups who come to visit Wageningen.
Distance learning modules