The Foodvalley region is the leading agro-food centre of Europe and houses one of the leading research centres in the world in the field of agro-food and nutrition. Wageningen University & Research is the best in the world when it comes to agriculture and forestry (QS World Universities Ranking 2018, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018).

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Energy production, energy transition, hydrogen, clean mobility, the environment and sustainability. These are the keywords of the region, because in these areas, the region is a true trailblazer. This is mainly thanks to the innovative solutions that are being developed in the region and are geared towards creating a 'green' economy: a smart and clean economy in which waste is the new resource of the future.

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High-tech healthcare plays an important role in the region. With 50,000 direct jobs in medicine and medical technology, the medical sector is the largest industry in Nijmegen as well as being an essential component in the regional knowledge economy. Important players in this field are the Life Sciences & Health innovation network Health Valley, international leader in personalised and digital healthcare Radboudumc and Synthon, an international, science-centered pharmaceutical company.

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Our municipalities

Situated in the largest province of the Netherlands, Gelderland, we comprise 18 municipalities with varied characteristics. Although the reach of our region far extends its geographical borders, these communities are its heart. Get to know what makes us tick! Read more about the 18 municipalities that together make our region greater than the sum of its parts.

The experience

Are you considering coming to the Netherlands? International talent tells you about their experience in the Arnhem - Nijmegen - Wageningen region. Piyush is an electronics engineer who’s originally from India but has been working at NXP in Nijmegen for the past 4 years. You might think that it’s easy to get lost in a big organisation like NXP (with over 31,000 employees), but as a matter of fact Piyush feels right at home! Click on the video to learn why expat-friendly Nijmegen feels like a second home to him and how he combines his work with a whole range of other passions, such as cricket, salsa and even theatre!

There are 806 English vacancies in the Arnhem - Nijmegen – Wageningen area.
In the previous academic year, 7,666 foreign students were studying in Gelderland.
There are approximately 81,700 foreign students in the Netherlands, coming from 61 countries of which Germany, China and Belgium are the top three.
Did you know that every job filled in by foreign talent also provides another extra 1,5 job?