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Measures Coronavirus (Covid-19), update January 27- 2022

As of Monday 17 January, we are allowed again to offer on campus education and courses.We will continue as stated in the training schedules below. For exact information, please check the training schedules below. 

Please note that the WGS courses adhere to the Covid-19 rules of Education (students).

  • Keep a 1.5-metre distance where possible. 
  • Wear a medical facemask in all situations inside buildings. If people can sit at a distance of more than 1.5 metres, the facemask may be removed.
  • Outside buildings you may gather with a maximum of 4 people, keep 1.5m distance, when 1.5m distance is not possible wear a medical facemask.
  • The occupancy limit of any indoor space is limited to 75 persons, teaching staff and support staff not included. 
  • Perform a self-test* at least twice weekly.
  • When on WUR premises, please adhere to the instructions detailed in the “Can I come to a WUR location’’ document (staff) or ‘‘Can I come to campus’’ document (students) 
  • Routing in the buildings remains in force where indicated/relevant.

Quarantine rules adjusted

With the omicron variant, the number of infected people is rising rapidly. This requires us to take responsibility: keep a 1.5-metre distance where possible, wear a medical mask where indicated, get vaccinated and use the booster shot, and self-test twice a week.

  • If someone is infected, they go into isolation.
  • If you are a roommate/travelling companion/near contact of an infected person, you must go into quarantine unless:
    • you had a booster shot more than a week ago and have no complaints
    • you were tested positive less than 8 weeks ago or this year (after 1 January 2022) and have no complaints.
  • When in doubt, please check the 'Can I come to campus' checklist or the 'Can I come to a WUR location' checklist.

When to wear a (medical) nose mouth mask

  • When walking through the WUR buildings and outside when it is not possible to keep one's distance due to the busy traffic;
  • In all situations inside buildings. If people can sit at a distance of more than 1.5 metres, the nose mouth mask may be removed.

Medical masks are available at the reception desk of all WUR buildings on the campus.

Other measures

  • Outside on campus it is allowed to meet with four people, naturally at a distance;
  • From 18 January 2022, PhD defenses can take place in the Aula, with a maximum of 75 people present. Here, the obligation to wear a medical mask also applies;
  • Study-related activities on campus, organised by study associations, are possible again;
  • Outdoor sports at, and sports in, SportCenter de Bongerd are again permitted. The corona entrance pass is mandatory for persons over 18 years of age, plus the wearing of a (medical) mouth mask. Only interdisciplinary competitions are permitted, without an audience.

*Self-tests form an addition to the existing measures on campus. We stress that the tests are taken voluntarily and are meant to identify infections rapidly to create a safe environment. The self-test is not a replacement for the GGD test. The option to order Self-tests is still available via www.zelftestonderwijs.nl/ You can also find (self-service) containers with self-tests at WUR locations. 

For the Dutch (RIVM) measures against coronavirus, click here.

For more information about Covid-19 please visit:

Wageningen Graduate Schools



Below you can find a list of competences, skills and career oriented courses which are organised by Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) in which the 6 Graduate Schools of Wageningen University (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS and WIMEK) are formally organised. All courses are intended for PhDs and postdocs, except the courses Professional in Supervision and Effective Leadership Styles which are intended for staff supervising WU PhD candidates. Please click on the course name for more information about the course and dates at which the course is given.

01. PhD Competence Assessments

02. Writing and Presenting training

03. Communication skills training

04. Project and Management skills training

05. Training on Teaching

Skills in teaching and supervising training sessions are offered by Educational Staff Development

06. PhD/Postdoc Well Being

07. Ethics training

08. Career oriented training / Assessment

09. Other training

10. Staff training on PhD Supervision

Trainings are strongly recommended as element of Tenure Track

11. Links to training organized by individual Graduate Schools