A ‘blue’ study at Wageningen University & Research

By: Chanoknun Wannasin · 13 November 2017
Category: Education

Located among the Dutch croplands and cows, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) is world-class in living-organism studies (microorganisms, plants, animals, and human-beings) with applications in agriculture, food industries, and others. Wageningen itself is known as ‘the city of life sciences.’ Many students from around the world come to join these study programs, which…

Joining the iGEM competition

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By: Natalia Giner Laguarda · 23 October 2017
Category: Education

Hola! My name is Natalia (although I’ve been always called Nat, until I faced the amazing Dutch language). I’m a 23-year-old Spanish girl who is in love with sports and the sun. I did my biotechnology Bachelor in Valencia (Spain). Even though I liked it very much, I was still curious…

Thoughts of a future student before applying

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By: Guest Blogger · 18 October 2017
Category: Application, Student life

By Samin Rijal – Nepal Albert Einstein’s once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience”. I too believe that experience is the most gracious teacher and is the most indispensable catalyst for one’s growth and development. As a social work graduate and having worked in the development sector for…

Beware Finland

By: Guest Blogger · 2 October 2017
Category: Student life

By Liam Jenkins When I first arrived to Finland, I was shocked by all the little things that make spanish people nervous abroad. Landing in Helsinki during an August afternoon and fog and rain being all you could see out of the miniscule windows on the plane springs to mind,…

My experience as European Workshop project manager.

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By: Guest Blogger · 18 September 2017
Category: Education, Student life

Fasten your seat belts, we are going to Malta. By Francisco Xosé Presas Basalo   The European Workshop Environmental Sciences and Management is a consultancy training provided by Wageningen University. On it, an interdisciplinary and multicultural group of 30 students undertake a real consultancy project for a client in another…

The land of cycles and oranges

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By: Pranav Kulkarni · 18 August 2017
Category: Student life

  Pale skies and chilly nights Little nuggets of clear blue sky The world on this side is funny enough, As time seems to be passing by The roads run in wrong direction But men seem to be on the right With cheerful souls and happy thoughts They seem to…

Things to do in Wageningen

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By: Lizzie Richardson · 11 August 2017
Category: Student life

When I first discovered Wageningen, I must admit I was a little turned off by the small size of the town. I am from Sydney, the largest city in Australia, a city constantly bustling with noise and new places to explore both on land and sea. A place that has…

Wageningen’s Trip Advisor

By: Annika Kloos · 18 July 2017
Category: Student life

Did you know that Wageningen is surrounded by extraordinary nature and the biggest national park of the Netherlands? Have you ever seen small sailing boats passing enormous tanks at the Rijn? If you negate at least one of the questions, you have to tie your hiking shoes or make your…

A smooth transition from University to career

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By: Annika Kloos · 20 June 2017
Category: Education

This Monday, Wageningen University and Research gained one more student supporting platform: The Student Career Service. Only a couple of days after the opening, the Career Service organised their first big event – the Career Day for the Masters in Development Studies. How did this first event go and what…

Studying in the Netherlands: my experience

By: Guest Blogger · 29 May 2017
Category: Student life

by Julia Winkeler, student Plant Science from Delaware   I started studying for my Master’s degree in Plant Science at Wageningen University & Research this past February. I feel very grateful to be able to study at the number 1 university in the Netherlands as well as the world’s top-ranked…

Four reasons why you must be an AID mentor

By: Claudio Cropano · 28 April 2017
Category: Student life

When I think back to my Wageningen days, the Annual Introduction Days (AID) period is among those vivid memories that I will cherish forever. Let’s be honest, some of you will agree that the AID week is an awesome time. Instead, most of you will agree that the AID week is…

Life Science Today

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By: Pranav Kulkarni · 10 April 2017
Category: Education

In the world which involves space travel to completely automated cars, nature and biology seems to be in the background. Technological news about advances in the natural world seem to be sparse and inconsequential. But such is not the case. Life science is evolving at a great pace that might…

The Wageningen Experience

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By: Guest Blogger · 11 March 2017
Category: Student life

By Eduardo Kaleb Zamora Garcia   At some point of the year 2013, while I was working on a telecommunication company, I realised I was not yet ready for the long-term life of a full-time employee and I was actually longing for the experience of studying a postgraduate programme abroad….

The global De-globalization

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By: Pranav Kulkarni · 1 March 2017
Category: Student life

As we march forward into an exciting world of new generation science, technology, economic advancements with breath-taking pace, we seem to be lagging on one quotient that has always aided humanity in the past. SOCIETY. As technology advances and internet takes over lifestyle, we seem to have lost touch with…

Handling ‘morriña’; from Spain to Wageningen.

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By: Guest Blogger · 13 February 2017
Category: Student life

by Francisco Xosé Presas Basalo Many questions arise when you are considering moving to study in Wageningen. In this blog entry, I tell some of my experiences in the Netherlands. Some anecdotes are so general that all Southern European students will feel identified, while others are so specific that only…