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Courses offered by Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS)

Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) offers a variety of courses aimed at all PhD candidates, regardless of the field that they are operating in. These courses comprise of competence strengthening, career building, language as well as facilitating courses. A reduced fee is available for (1) Wageningen PhD candidates with an approved Training and Supervision Plan, and (2) Wageningen postdocs, who are a member of PE&RC, EPS, WASS, VLAG, WIAS, or WIMEK. Generally, the discount is 50% but for more specific information you have to look at the course descriptions as posted on the WGS course website. Although PE&RC PhD candidates of our other partner institutes cannot participate in these courses for the reduced fee, all WGS are open to them as well. Click here for the WGS courses and activities that are currently on offer.

Course calendar WUR Library

  • 9 October: EndNote Demonstration Session, 13.00 - 13.30h, room C0091, Radix (free, no registration required)
  • 11 October: Introduction to the WUR Library for PhD Candidates, 12.30 - 13.15h, room 259, Forum Library (free, no registration required)
  • 23 and 24 October: Searching and Organising Literature, 09.00 - 17.00h, room PC0725, Forum (€ 140 with approved TSP, otherwise € 280)
  • 31 October: Mendeley Demonstration Session, 13.00 - 13.30h, room C0085, Zodiac (free, no registration required)

More information about the courses. You can register for a course by ordering in ProQme. All WUR Library courses can be found in the catalogue.

Wageningen Writing Lab

Coached by a peer-tutor, you can improve your writing skills and learn to apply new strategies. You will find us in the library of the Forum building on Wageningen University Campus. Click here for more information. 

Courses offered by Educational Staff Development

These courses focus on teaching skills and may only partly be open to employees of Wageningen University & Research. There is also one course specifically for PhD candidates who want to explore the art of teaching within university settings. More information and application for these courses can be found here.