VLAG general courses

General courses deal with various issues relevant for the professional and personal development of PhD candidates.

VLAG organises the following general courses:

VLAG PhD week

The VLAG PhD week is a compulsory part of the VLAG education programme and it is specifically meant as an introductory course for freshman PhD candidates.

53rd PhD week: 10 - 13 October 2022 (fully booked)

Organised by: VLAG
Contact person: Mrs. Vesna Pršić, MSc (Vesna.Prsic@wur.nl)

Philosophy and Ethics of Food Science and Technology

This series of six Thursday afternoon discussion sessions will include hands-on dealings with ethical, philosophical, and societal issues surrounding science. The course is organised annualy.
The 17th edition of this course will take place on six Thursday afternoons:
19 and 26 January, 2, 9, 16, 23 February 2023, from 2:30 PM till 5:30 PM.

Organised by: VLAG in the context of WGS
Contact person: Mrs. Vesna Pršić, MSc (Vesna.Prsic@wur.nl)

VLAG Statistics courses 2022

We will offer the following courses in 2022

  1. Introduction to R: 7-8 March (online edition), 25-26 April (in-person edition)
  2. Chemometrics (Multivariate Statistics): 20-22 June
  3. Applied Statistics: 16, 18, 23 May


RMarkdown is a freely available software program that combines text, statistical analysis, and graphics into one file. Data storage, analysis, and presentation of results (in a paper or presentation) takes places in a single computer program. The goal of this course is to learn basic principles of RMarkdown as a tool for open science. After this course you will be sufficiently equipped to apply RMarkdown to your own research project. This course is now organised by Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS), see RMarkdown-WGS