Great scores for Wageningen research

‘The quality of research at this university is getting better and better, if the evaluation of the Peer Review committees is anything to go by. They declared a full 20 chair groups ‘excellent’. Cause for celebration. Source:


Future-oriented competence domains listed

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, from the flagship landgrant university of Texas, Texas A&M University at College Station, as well as the Association of Professional Futurists in the USA, invited me to share my thoughts about the future of education. Inclined to see this question in the perspective of competence domains which will be important during the next decade or two, I have brought together a number of these domains which we have been and still are studying at the Education and Competence Studies group of Wageningen University. Continue reading Future-oriented competence domains listed

Photo impressions of tour to USA October 2015

These are a couple of photo impressions of my tour from Houston to Atlanta during the last three weeks. I had the privilege to meet with various colleagues and present in the field of Agricultural Education and Extension and Educational Sciences at Texas A&M in College Station, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Continue reading Photo impressions of tour to USA October 2015

Wageningen University enters THE list of top 50 best universities in the world

‘By securing the 47th place on the renowned Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Wageningen University can now officially call itself one of the fifty best universities in the world. Excellent results in the area of research, teaching and citations compared with other universities were largely responsible for Wageningen’s high score. Furthermore, Wageningen finished way ahead of all other Dutch universities on this list’. Source: