News - March 5, 2009


The European Union has approved 141 Wageningen UR research projects under the seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

In 2007 and 2008, Wageningen UR sub¬mitted 522 projects to the EU, of which 141 were positively assessed. In 24 cases, Wageningen is the project leader. ‘We score particularly highly for the second research theme, Knowledge-based bio-economy. We are by far the biggest player in this field, and 33 percent of our proposals were approved’, says Willem Wolters of the Wageningen International Helpdesk. ‘We’re one of the bigger players for the research theme of Environment too.’
Wolters cannot predict how many Euros Wageningen participants will be getting from FP7.