Wageningen University & Research is one of the founding partners of AMS Institute. Together with Delft University of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology we form the academic heart of AMS Institute.

We strongly believe in finding answers together with our partners. Our strategic plan is to call upon new and existing partners, students, alumni and citizens to explore with us the potential of nature, to participate in defining and understanding the challenges facing us, to engage in discussing and navigating trade-offs, and to work with us on evidence-based and socially inclusive answers that drive transitions.

By participating in AMS Institute we enable ourselves to do so in the metropolitan living lab environment of Amsterdam.

“To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”

Mission of Wageningen University & Research

The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences.

The focus domains of Wageningen University & Research consists of three related core areas:

  • Food and food production
  • Living environment
  • Health, lifestyle and livelihood

Project

Green Junkie

Climate Resilient Cities

Exploring added values of a new green innovation for an economical vital city

Project

Bijlmerbajes Vertical Urban Farming

Metropolitan Food Systems

Innovation is evident when a former prison building turns into a site for students experimenting on urban agriculture. The vertical farming project is part of a neighborhood testbed and serves as inspiration for sustainable urban food production.

Project

Saving Energy When Others Pay the Bill

Urban Energy

What motivates people to use less energy, when they are not the ones paying the bill? Like for example in a hotel. A long-term, field experiment at Amsterdam’s Student Hotel started to shed some light on this question.

Project

Saving Energy When Others Pay the Bill

Urban Energy

What motivates people to use less energy, when they are not the ones paying the bill? Like for example in a hotel. A long-term, field experiment at Amsterdam’s Student Hotel started to shed some light on this question.

Project

Evidence Based Food System Design

Metropolitan Food Systems

Feeding people in a growing metropolitan city challenges the production, supply, consumption and removal of food. This project uses data to outline scenarios and integrate the flow of food added to the growing evidence for future food systems.

Project

Eat your city

Metropolitan Food Systems

Three areas in Almere were sampled to explore if naturally growing products can feed people. Research answered whether online libraries listing the occurrences of animals and plants were reliable and how citizens may contribute to local food systems.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Storing Energy in Urban Households

Urban Energy

This research aims to contribute to the design of socially robust and sustainable storage models and services for the use of renewable energy on a household level.

Project

Green Junkie

Climate Resilient Cities

Exploring added values of a new green innovation for an economical vital city

Project

Green Junkie

Climate Resilient Cities

Exploring added values of a new green innovation for an economical vital city

Project

Bijlmerbajes Vertical Urban Farming

Metropolitan Food Systems

Innovation is evident when a former prison building turns into a site for students experimenting on urban agriculture. The vertical farming project is part of a neighborhood testbed and serves as inspiration for sustainable urban food production.

Project

Bijlmerbajes Vertical Urban Farming

Metropolitan Food Systems

Innovation is evident when a former prison building turns into a site for students experimenting on urban agriculture. The vertical farming project is part of a neighborhood testbed and serves as inspiration for sustainable urban food production.

Project

Bijlmerbajes Vertical Urban Farming

Metropolitan Food Systems

Innovation is evident when a former prison building turns into a site for students experimenting on urban agriculture. The vertical farming project is part of a neighborhood testbed and serves as inspiration for sustainable urban food production.

Project

Bijlmerbajes Vertical Urban Farming

Metropolitan Food Systems

Innovation is evident when a former prison building turns into a site for students experimenting on urban agriculture. The vertical farming project is part of a neighborhood testbed and serves as inspiration for sustainable urban food production.

Project

Saving Energy When Others Pay the Bill

Urban Energy

What motivates people to use less energy, when they are not the ones paying the bill? Like for example in a hotel. A long-term, field experiment at Amsterdam’s Student Hotel started to shed some light on this question.

Project

Evidence Based Food System Design

Metropolitan Food Systems

Feeding people in a growing metropolitan city challenges the production, supply, consumption and removal of food. This project uses data to outline scenarios and integrate the flow of food added to the growing evidence for future food systems.

Project

Saving Energy When Others Pay the Bill

Urban Energy

What motivates people to use less energy, when they are not the ones paying the bill? Like for example in a hotel. A long-term, field experiment at Amsterdam’s Student Hotel started to shed some light on this question.

Project

Evidence Based Food System Design

Metropolitan Food Systems

Feeding people in a growing metropolitan city challenges the production, supply, consumption and removal of food. This project uses data to outline scenarios and integrate the flow of food added to the growing evidence for future food systems.

Project

Eat your city

Metropolitan Food Systems

Three areas in Almere were sampled to explore if naturally growing products can feed people. Research answered whether online libraries listing the occurrences of animals and plants were reliable and how citizens may contribute to local food systems.

Project

Eat your city

Metropolitan Food Systems

Three areas in Almere were sampled to explore if naturally growing products can feed people. Research answered whether online libraries listing the occurrences of animals and plants were reliable and how citizens may contribute to local food systems.

Project

Eat your city

Metropolitan Food Systems

Three areas in Almere were sampled to explore if naturally growing products can feed people. Research answered whether online libraries listing the occurrences of animals and plants were reliable and how citizens may contribute to local food systems.

Project

Eat your city

Metropolitan Food Systems

Three areas in Almere were sampled to explore if naturally growing products can feed people. Research answered whether online libraries listing the occurrences of animals and plants were reliable and how citizens may contribute to local food systems.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Urban AirQ

Climate Resilient Cities

Filling in the blind spots of urban air quality in Amsterdam, together with citizens.

Project

Storing Energy in Urban Households

Urban Energy

This research aims to contribute to the design of socially robust and sustainable storage models and services for the use of renewable energy on a household level.

Project

Storing Energy in Urban Households

Urban Energy

This research aims to contribute to the design of socially robust and sustainable storage models and services for the use of renewable energy on a household level.