Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.
With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.
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The Rural and Environmental History Group is an ambitious and internationally oriented team of historians that operates within the Economics Section of the Department of Social Sciences of Wageningen University. Our mission is to study patterns of long term growth, inequality and sustainable development from a global perspective. We are particularly interested in long-term rural development in relationship to changing environmental and global economic conditions.
Our research focuses mostly, but not exclusively, on the modern era (c. 1800-2000). Our research is characterised by the combined application of quantitative, qualitative and comparative historical research methods. We draw theoretical inspiration from the social sciences. Archival research and data collection form a central part of our research. We value the valorisation of research results and strive to reach out to academic as well as public audiences.