HEALTH AND SOCIETY

Bridging the health gap

WURld of Social Sciences

Connecting various disciplines and perspectives: that’s the power of the Department of Social Sciences of Wageningen University & Research. This is essentially who we are: over 400 scientists from different disciplines who work together with a broad variety of partners on the transitions that are necessary to achieve a society that is more equal, more sustainable and healthier.

With our research we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations. These 17 goals address the global challenges the world faces, like inequality, health and climate change. As the Department of Social Sciences we are here to create impact, and this magazine shows how we’ve done that to date.

CONVIVIAL CONSERVATION

From protec­­­tion to connec­tion

SUSTAINABLE FUTURES

Collective power

DECISION-MAKING

Safe navi­gation in frozen water

TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE

Small wins

HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY

Forecasting health patterns

SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

Sweet and sour

RESPONSIBLE SCIENCE

Why gene editing needs open science

NATURE AND COMMUNITY

Nature-Based Solutions

SUSTAINABLE DIET

How to curb the obesity epidemic