Alumni Reception in Wellington - New Zealand - 7 December 2018

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and the visit of WUR president, professor Louise O. Fresco, to New Zealand, the Netherlands ambassador Mira Woldberg will host an WUR alumni reception. To commemorate the contributions of Wageningen to science and education, a number of scientific and societal events within the domains Life, Food and Earth will take place all over the world. It offers students, staff and alumni the opportunity to reflect on past achievements and to be inspired by the future.

All Wageningen alumni and researchers from across New Zealand with a WUR connection are invited at the Netherlands Ambassador’s residence in Wellington.

Prof. Louise O. Fresco will give short introductions followed by three elevator pitches by WUR Alumni to showcase NZ - NL joint research and innovation projects. Refreshments to follow as food connects people!

Registration: Please register by sending an email to by 25 November. Be sure to include your study area, study period and current occupation. The Dutch Embassy will send a formal invitation with more details.


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