Wageningen University was established in 1918 and was the successor of the Agricultural School founded in 1876. Wageningen University provides education and generates knowledge in the field of life sciences and natural resources. The mission of Wageningen University is ‘to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. Within the domain of ‘healthy food and living environment’ 6,500 staff and 10,000 students from over 100 countries work around the globe conducting research for governments and the business community.
Research is conducted by the 92 chair groups of Wageningen University, 9 research institutes and a range of expertise centres that work together with other national and international universities, research institutes and the business community. Three chair groups of Wageningen UR are involved in the Veg-i-Trade project and cooperate internally as a team:
• Product Design and Food Quality Management Group (PDQ)
• Environmental Systems Analysis Group (ESA)
• Logistics, Decision and Information Sciences Group (LDI)