22 September 2019 | Category: Education

MOOCs – WUR Free courses online

By Ester

I grew up on the Catalan Pyrenees, where my heart belongs. I...

Take a free online course in order to prepare your studies, get to know Wageningen University & Research and receive credits!


Did you know that the WUR offers, completely free of charge, online courses?

MOOCs or Massive Open and Online courses are free courses that anyone can become part of it. It is a great opportunity to prepare yourself and get familiarized with the study regimen, teachers and WUR programmes. MOOCs are developed by top professors from Wageningen University & Research and are based on the latest scientific research. Join a free MOOC on food production, animal behaviour, nutrition and health, urban development, landscaping, tourism or biobased sciences. You can find below some examples:


Sustainable Tourism

Learn about the latest sustainable developments in Tourism. Understand the impact of tourism on the economy, society, environment and climate.

Nutrition and Health

Learn how to analyse and interpret the information overload about nutrition and health to help build a healthier lifestyle. The courses cover everything from fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water. You will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to become more critical towards the food and health related messages we are constantly bombarded with.

Food Security and Sustainability 

How is it possible that the world currently  produces enough food for everyone, but still people suffer from hunger and nutrient deficiencies? How can we produce sufficient food in an environmentally sustainable way to feed the increased world population in the future? Join this courses to start finding answers to these pressing questions.

What is the difference between MOOCs and online courses?

Why you should do a MOOCs?

The flexibility of MOOCs and online learning provides you with the opportunity to give your career an extra boost. You can access the MOOC from all over the world. You study in your own time, whenever you want, so you can adjust the duration.


With the online masters of Wageningen University & Research you can attain a fully recognised MSc degree; in the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) of Wageningen University & Research, you have the possibility to upgrade to a Verified Certificate; and if you complete the entire programme of the MicroMasters Biobased Sciences for Sustainability you get a diploma worth 24 ECTS.


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Find here more information and the enrolment steps to join MOOCs !!


We are looking for you!

If you ever joined a MOOC we would appreciate hearing your opinion and experience. Contact me ester.ferrusolapastrana@wur.nl , I will be willing to help you sharing your MOOC experience.

By Ester

I grew up on the Catalan Pyrenees, where my heart belongs. I am currently enrolled on the MSc Food Technology program at Wageningen.
I could describe myself as a sunrise person underneath the restless and ever moving mind. I love running in the mountains, surrounded by nature and its beauty. I am passionate about learning, cooking, traveling and collecting plants to make handmade jewelry.

I live everyday as a new exploring adventure, step by step.

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