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.

50th edition: 8 - 11 November 2021 (fully booked)
51st edition: 10 - 13 January 2022 (fully booked)
52nd PhD week: 4 - 7 April 2022
53rd PhD week: 3 - 6 October 2022

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:
27 January, 3, 10, 17, 24 February and 3 March 2022, 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 2021

We will offer the following courses in 2021

  1. Introduction to R: 31 May, 1 June
  2. Chemometrics (Multivariate Statistics): 14, 15, 16 June
  3. Applied Statistics: 7, 8, 9 June


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