Wageningen Graduate School Courses
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.
1 PhD Competence Assessments
2 Writing and Presenting courses
Academic English for PhD candidates
Intensive 12-week course that improves your academic English, prepares you for the RATEr (when required, this is an English proficiency test) and teaches you the fundamentals of scientific writing.
English for IELTS and RATEr
Development of all language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Developing my Research Vision
Having a research vision is crucial, especially for those who want to proceed in science and must demonstrate a clear research vision, an (international) visibility and ambition for a tenure track.
English Pronunciation & Fluency
A practical approach to improve your speaking skills in English language.
This course is announced via WGS, but one cannot receive WGS subsidy for the course.
The Essentials of Scientific Writing and Presenting
Presents an overview of how to effectively write and present scientific information
Efficient Writing Strategies
Putting your thoughts on paper
Posters and Pitching
Want to learn how to sell your ideas and yourself in a poster presentation? Want to know how to design an appealing poster and to enticingly pitch your poster to an audience?
Reviewing a Scientific Paper
To obtain insight in the aspects of reviewing scientific papers
Providing insight and awareness in the process, rules, ethical aspects of scientific writing and publishing
In this one-day workshop, participants will craft a story to describe their research projects
Assisting you if you are currently writing an article or a dissertation
Writing Grant Proposals
Teaches you how to write a project proposal for funding
Writing propositions for your PhD
Workshop on propositions of the PhD thesis, including a lecture on propositions and possibility to submit your own (draft) proposition.
Presenting with Impact
To improve and practice oral presentations of your own work
3 Communication skills courses
4 Project and Management skills courses
Brain friendly working and writing
Learn to increase your productivity by using the BrainFriendly working method.
Increase Reading Speed + Brain Rythm + Memory Boost
Brain Training follow-up
If you participated in the Speed Reading or Brain training course you can participate in this follow-up course.
Project and Time Management
Planning, control, monitoring and management of the research project and time are essential in accomplishing the PhD
Research Data Management
This course consists of lectures and practical assignments that cover various aspects of managing research data: from organising your data files during data collection to publishing your final dataset.
Searching and Organising Literature
Make effective use of scientific information sources in the Wageningen University & Research Digital Library and EndNote
5 Courses on teaching
Skills in teaching and supervising course are offered by Educational Staff Development
6 PhD Well Being
7 Ethics courses
Ethics in Plant and Environmental Sciences
This one day course focuses on ethical issues that are encountered when doing research in plant and environmental sciences.
Ethics for Social Sciences Research
One-day seminar on dealing with ethical issues in human subjects research
Philosophy and Ethics of Food Science and Technology
Series of six discussion sessions including hands-on dealings with ethical, philosophical, and societal issues surrounding science
This 1 day-course focuses on an array challenges related to scientific integrity.
Scientific Integrity & Ethics and Animal Science
This 3-days course aims at WIAS PhD candidates and consists of 2 modules: 1) Scientific Integrity (1 day) and 2) Ethics and Animal Science (2 days).
NB: Module 1 Scientific Integrity can be followed as a separate course by non-WIAS PhD candidates. If you are not a WIAS PhD candidate, instead of registering for this course of 2 modules, please register for the course Scientific Integrity.
8 Career oriented courses / Assessment
9 Other courses
Staff courses on PhD Supervision
Trainings are strongly recommended as element of Tenure Track