The cityshould use more knowledge of WUR
Wageningen University is a source of empirical knowledge for the whole world. Why wouldn’t we use this knowledge for our city. We already refer to this in the climate chapter, but you can also use the knowledge in other ways. The municipality and organizations could for example, facilitate ACT projects for greenery and forest management, healthy lifestyle, spatial planning, and customer surveying. In this way we ensure that more students flow into our city and more people are conscious about relevant matters.
As Connect Wageningen, we believe that learning is a lifelong continous process. This is extremely important, because learning, development and experience make life interesting and therefore contribute to well-being and health. In order to maintain the well-being and health of its inhabitants, the subject of learning is therefore very important for the municipality. In our point of view, the municipality is still focusing too much on the tasks it that it receives from the government and it misses out on opportunities which are relevant for specifically Wageningen.
In Wageningen, €5 million of the €93 million goes to education, which isapproximately 5.3% of the municipality's total budget. Half of this goes to the school buildings.