The new TV programme Universiteitsstrijd – ‘Battle of the Universities’ will have to do without Wageningen. We didn’t manage to get a team together, says head of communication Marc Lamers.
Wageningen UR was invited by television channel NTR but, says Lamers, ‘the invitation didn’t get enough attention’. He also points out that the programme is a general knowledge quiz show. ‘And of course here we have people with knowledge of specific fields.’ On the model of the British University Challenge, Universiteitsstrijd will pitch eight teams of three students against each other every weekday from Monday 12 to Friday 30 September.