Master Development and Rural Innovation

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The MSc Development and Rural Innovation is the international social sciences programme for students with a technical, life science or management background with an interest in international development and beta/ gamma integration. In Development and Rural Innovation, we develop professionals who are able to deal with knowledge processes in dynamic contexts. For more information, please see:

Student Coach

Are you doubting about what to study and want to know more about the MDR program? You can always contact the student coach!

Hi! My name is Lisanne Spruit and I am 24 years old. I started studying in Wageningen one year ago. After picking the wrong master program at first, I switched to Development and Rural Innovation and I am really enjoying it! Before coming to Wageningen, I did a bachelor in Biology at Utrecht University and worked for an NGO in Kenya for 1.5 years. It was because of my experience in Kenya that I got interested in the social sciences. Development and Rural Innovation is a unique master program that enables people like me with a natural science background to study issues related to international development. If you want to know more about the master program, studying in Wageningen, or anything else, I am more than happy to help you (

Or contact the study advisor Marleen van Maanen-Nooij: