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Wageningen UR has many facilities such as experimental facilities and laboratories and offers many products and services, such as databases, computational models and areal maps. Wageningen UR has been designated as national reference laboratory for viruses and contagious animal diseases (Central Veterinary Institute) and has a High Containment Unit for these substances. RIKILT is a National Reference Laboratory for monitoring residues and contaminants...
The fundamental research at Wageningen University is conducted by chair groups. Each chair group, under leadership of a professor, has its own area of expertise. All chair groups share a common research domain: healthy food and living environment. Wageningen University is comprised of one faculty that is divided into five departments.
The Research Institutes of Wageningen UR carry out application-oriented and field-based research. They are commissioned by the government, commercial businesses and non-profit organisations. On a research project there is often collaboration between several institutes. Collaboration is often also sought with the university and/or national or international partners.
Wageningen UR supports the government in the implementation of laws and regulations that are needed for safe food and healthy animals, and to guarantee a sustainable environment. This is set out in an agreement called the ‘WOT statute’.