Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'. We do so by working closely together with governments and the business community.
Our research and education are strongly geared toward application in practice. This is achieved through the close cooperation across different study directions and the combination of the natural and social sciences. This allows us to obtain an integrated approach of actual social themes, such as climate change, unhealthy lifestyles, the continued pressure on natural habitats, and the well-being of animals. The world is our working area. Our researchers are active around the globe and our university hosts students from over 100 countries. Inherent to the structure of the university is the amount of personal attention available for students and researchers. Our mission is, 'To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.'
Contact: prof. Erwin Bulte
|CURRENT PROJECTS||Start Date||End Date||Description or URL|
|Coping with stochasticity in fish stocks under costly capital adjustment and high information costs||June
|This project studies optimal timing of changes in effort and TACs, taking into account stock dynamics, capital inertia, and information costs. Theories and models from fisheries biology and finance are used to analyse and evaluate the current fisheries management system as well as a number of alternative systems.|
|Developing efficient payment mechanisms for biodiversity conservation||Sept.
|This project aims to examine the emerging market for biodiversity conservation and to define criteria and requirements for an institutional structure under which a global market for biodiversity can efficiently function. The study will result in a proposal for a potential structure for an international payment mechanism.|
|Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors||Feb.