News - December 1, 2011

Prime Minister on campus

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid a visit to the Wageningen campus on 23 November.

In the Grand Cafe in the forum, board chair Aalt Dijkhuizen described how Wageningen UR contributes to economic growth in the Food Valley. After a chat with students, the premier was informed about geo-information research by Alterra director Kees Slingerland (on the photo). The Prime Minister also visited the Unifarm for presentations on potato diseases and on the use of algae as the basis for foodstuffs and fuel. Rutte's working visit was part of a two-day tour of knowledge institutions and companies around the A12.