Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.
With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.
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We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.Research programming at Wageningen Research
Wageningen University & Research's Strategic Plan, "Finding answers together", covers the period from 2019 through 2024. During this period, the development of new knowledge at the Wageningen Research Foundation is being organised into five programmes, financed by the strategic knowledge base (KB) funds from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV). These programmes represent the content-related ambitions of Wageningen Research and are aligned with the agendas of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) as well as other ministries, the Top Sectors, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the European agenda.
The programmes relate to the following themes:
A. Circular and Climate-Neutral Society (CCNS)
B. Food Security and Valuing Water (FSVW)
C. Nature Inclusive Transitions (NIT)
D. Safe and Healthy Food Systems (SHFS)
E. Data-Driven and High-Tech (DDHT)
Every year, a research programme is decided for each theme throughout the Sciences Groups. A programme therefore consists of projects being worked on at the various Wageningen Research institutes.
The five programmes combined amount to roughly 33 million euros. Each programme is led by a Programme Lead who is responsible for the vision and strategy development, content development, external and internal positioning and profiling, and guiding the execution of the programmes. There is currently a vacancy for the Programme Lead of "Food Security and Valuing Water'.