5 March 2018 | Category: Student life

100 years WUR

By Natalia Giner Laguarda

I am originally from Spain, Valencia. I'm a 23 years old Spa...

Do you want to miss the most well-known birthday of the year? I hope and guess no, therefore you should already note the date and check the event (100 years). Next March 9th 2018, Wageningen will celebrate the 100th Dies Natalis. This event will be the beginning of Wageningen’s birthday and we are looking forward to seeing you. There is already an exciting programme available. If you click on the link (Programme) you will see all the activities that will take place organized in three categories (Life, Food and Earth). The program shows an overview of all the activities regarding art, science, business and sports. If you would you like to know more information on the activities or you have any question you can contact Geurt Heimensen or Door van der Sloot at 100years@wur.nl.

What does these 100 years mean?

Indeed, as you were thinking it is an actual birthday party! Wageningen University & Research is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This year, we are celebrating a worldwide expertise in the field of a healthy living environment and food. In these 100 years, we all have gathered a lot of valuable knowledge and we all have contributed to the improvement of high-quality education. During these 100 years, staff, students, alumni, partners from industry, government, society and academia have improved the quality of life and we all have continued Wageningen mission:

We all aim to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.

In 1918, Wageningen university was awarded academic status. During 100 years, our university became a worldwide known knowledge institution. The goal of our university is to use all the knowledge available to improve the quality of life is the most sustainable way (taking into account the challenges facing future generations). This is the main reason why we all have/are conducting our research in the most responsible way.

We allow nature to inspire us

Wageningen has created global solutions meant for the future in different fields. Health, life, food and food productions are between those fields that receive the application of our knowledge and research capabilities. Prepare to be inspired by 100 years of Wageningen Wisdom & Wonder (Wisdom & Wonder) where you will be able to encourage even more our university to investigate and explore new opportunities for the future.


Is there going to be a party?

Provided that this birthday might be one of the most well-knowns of the year, Wageningen is throwing the party of the century (https://www.wur.nl/en/About-Wageningen/100years/show/Party-of-the-Century-1.htm). This party is planned by students and meant for students and it will start at 23:00. The entrance costs 6 euros and you can buy it in Forum 118. With this unique ticket you will have access to 5 different parties to go in the city centre! The party is the result of the collaboration of 9 student associations. The parties include a wide variety of silent disco, world music and band night. Moreover, this 6 euros ticket includes one drink at each location included in the party. Follow all the party updates in the facebook event which you can access via this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/382663378825363/

By Natalia Giner Laguarda

I am originally from Spain, Valencia. I'm a 23 years old Spanish girl who is in love with sports and the sun. I love travelling and running wherever I am. You will find me for sure in Sport Centre de Bongerd as is probably my second house (both the gym and the bar).

I did my biotechnology Bachelor in Valencia and even though I liked it very much, I was still CURIOUS about how far it could go. Hence, I decided to give a shot in The Netherlands and I came three years ago to do my erasmus. Then I came again for my Master's (Biotechnology & Molecular Life Science). Synthetic Biology is by far my favorite field in Biotech, and exploring as much as possible in this field is my goal here.

I would love to share my experiences as an international student to whoever is interested and of course I would be more than happy to solve all your questions :)

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