About VLAG

VLAG Graduate School was founded in 1993 to provide a coherent PhD programme for young researchers and to bring together the expertise in its multidisciplinary domain.

VLAG forms a community of research within the Biobased, Biomolecular, Chemical, Food and Nutrition Sciences. It is a partnership between Wageningen University, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Wageningen Food Safety Research, NIZO food research, and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

VLAG's two major tasks are:

  • to provide its PhD candidates with a research and education programme of academic excellence
  • to provide added value to its programme by funding research projects and by acquiring external funding for large-scale multidisciplinary research projects

The administrative headquarters of the graduate school is at Wageningen University & Research, where it is one of the six graduate schools at this university.


to develop the careers of young researchers and to promote research collaboration in Biobased, Biomolecular, Chemical, Food and Nutrition Sciences.