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For Quality of Life - Wageningen UR

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For Quality of Life - Wageningen UR

  1. 1. For Quality of Life
  2. 2. Relevant trends <ul><li>Increasing population and prosperity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reducing poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demand of food (quantity, quality, safety) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>influence of consumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deforestation and land degradation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scarcity of fresh water and energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>urbanisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effects of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of global food reserves </li></ul>
  3. 3. Emerging societal issues in the Agri-food sector <ul><li>Food Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Customisation </li></ul>1 Ministry VWS, 2003; 2 Van Putten et al., in press <ul><li>Consumer Health </li></ul><ul><li>NL societal costs ~ 5 B €/y 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer, asthma, allergies, motoric system, obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking and tracing; RFIDs </li></ul><ul><li>Sensors and analysis methods </li></ul><ul><li>Increased incidence of food allergies and intolerance 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Waste, efficiency, ‘humane production’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Globalisation of research and education </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger emphasis on public-private co-operation </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger emphasis on (inter)national consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Growing importance of co-innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing importance of life long learning </li></ul>Relevant trends in our organisations
  5. 5. Sustainable Agriculture Nutrition and Health Sustainable Fishery Biomass Chains Our domain: Healthy Food and Environment Food & Food Production
  6. 6. Marine Resource Management Landscape & Land Use Nature & Biodiversity Water Management Competing Claims Our domain: Healthy Food and Environment Living Environment Food & Food Production
  7. 7. Our domain: Healthy Food and Environment Behaviour and Perception Food Security Institutions Consumer Citizen Living Environment Food & Food Production Health Lifestyle Livelihood
  8. 8. <ul><li>Developments within the domain of Healty Food and Environment demand </li></ul><ul><li>top level science, education and international co-operation and adequate new institutions and organizations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Trends in universities Research, education and knowledge transfer; professional and academic Medieval or First Generation University Research or Second Generation University Third Generation University First Transition Period Second Transition Period
  10. 10. Wageningen UR as example <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From applied to academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 5 in our domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 100 worldwide in university ranking </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Wageningen UR as example <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From applied to academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 5 in our domains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof. bach. & masters, BSc, MSc & PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life long learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10.000 students </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Wageningen UR as example <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From applied to academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 5 in our domains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof. bach. & masters, BSc, MSc & PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life long learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10.000 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>> 6000 faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Large Dutch research institute </li></ul><ul><li>Exploitation and valorization of research </li></ul><ul><li>International orientation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Three partners in research and education DLO Employees Van Hall Larenstein University for prof. education Location Wageningen Wageningen, Lelystad, IJmuiden, Den Haag + 40 other locations Wageningen, Velp, Leeuwarden Students (vanaf 2004) 2239 fte 416 fte 4342 4525 >1200 PhD Wageningen University Source: year report 2006 2845 fte Turn over € 222 mll € 49 mll € 322 mll Co-operation and synergy
  14. 14. Strong international orientation Students and faculty from > 100 countries
  15. 15. The Wageningen approach: biological To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life Gene/ Molecule Cell Organism Products Ecosystem Planet technologies
  16. 16. The Wageningen approach: biological and social Individual Society Community Household Gene/ Molecule Gene/ Molecule Cell Organism Products Ecosystem Planet Policy & limiting conditions institutions technologies people profit planet
  17. 17. Co-innovation Research Education Entrepreneurs CO- INNOVATION Stakeholders
  18. 18. New themes in research and education <ul><li>Food, Health Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Climate resistant coastal zones </li></ul><ul><li>Biobased economy </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Bio-nanoatechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Scaling and Governance </li></ul>New themes in research and education <ul><li>Food, Health Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Climate resistant coastal zones </li></ul><ul><li>Biobased economy </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Some Examples of Wageningen Science and Research </li></ul>
  21. 21. Food & feed Photosynthesis Biomass CO 2 H 2 O Minerals Waste and manure Waste and manure Side products and waste valorization Compost, fermentation (energy) Sustainable products: - materials - chemistry - energy New technology
  22. 22. Food choice and Lifestyle Serious Obese
  23. 23. Obese in the Netherlands Obese Serious Obese
  24. 24. Obese in the Netherlands Obese Serious Obese
  25. 26. Innovative bio-nanotechnology <ul><li>Sensoric of mayonnaise </li></ul><ul><li>Hardly any calories </li></ul>10 μ m 10 μ m Micrograph: M. Langton et al., 1999
  26. 27. Nutrition and health: Quality of Life 100 % Time Health/ “Quality of life”
  27. 28. Climate issues Climate change scenario studies Voorbeeld/Example
  28. 29. Education System: Vision on Dutch system Doctorate Bachelor Master Post-experience Professional Academic Knowledge, skills and attitude in context of envisioned professional field Two learning tracks
  29. 30. Competences: T-shaped skills <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>(methodology and subject matter) </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude (academic) </li></ul><ul><li>Skills (scientific research) </li></ul>Generalist Specialist
  30. 31. Network-policy – domain networks <ul><li>Collaboration, focus and mass world-wide </li></ul>US Asia
  31. 32. Next generation university
  32. 33. Science for Impact

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