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Measures Coronavirus (Covid-19), update November 28 - 2021

We offer training sessions as stated in the training schedules below (in-person, online and blended). The new dates for 2022 will be made available for registration by the end of November.

The WGS courses adhere to the education Covid-19 rules.

When a training is on location we strictly adhere to the corona rules of Wageningen University and the Dutch government, safety and health are paramount. 

  • Keep a 1.5-metre distance. This does not apply inside the classrooms and lecture rooms.
  • Facemasks are mandatory unless you are seated. Facemasks are also mandatory outside the labs.
  • For the next three weeks, the occupancy limit of any indoor space is limited to 75 persons, teaching staff and support staff not included. The only exception to this rule is for rooms where students are sitting exams. During exams, more students are permitted to be within a single room if the ventilation of said room allows.
  • The capacity limit of 75 persons also applies to study rooms, the library, restaurants and other buildings, with sufficient ventilation, and those present must be seated.
  • This capacity cap applies to all autonomous rooms in all WUR locations but not to corridors and thoroughfares.
  • 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.
  • Social distance where possible.

*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. Instead, Higher Education will receive self-tests from the government/OCW for dissemination. These will be distributed by WUR itself from 1 August. There will be (self-service) containers for this at each WUR location. As soon as the inventory has been completed, we will inform you where these self-service bins will be placed.

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