Talent is scarce in our tight labor market. Attracting and retaining talented employees will be the biggest challenge for the coming years for many companies. Thanks to the proximity of various renowned training and research institutes, such as Wageningen University and Research, companies at the World Food Center can draw on a continuous supply of young talents and experienced professionals.
The region is home to more than 20,000 WO and HBO students and 85% of the Dutch research capacity Agrofood is within 30 km.
Wageningen University & Research is the central knowledge carrier in the region and is recognized worldwide as the best university in the field of agri-food. In addition, there are numerous HBO and MBO courses in the vicinity that offer relevant food-related courses: such as the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede, Aeres Hogeschool (Wageningen), Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen, HAS (Den Bosch) and ROCA12 ( Ede and Veenendaal).