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.

47th edition: 19 - 22 October 2020 (the course is fully booked)
48th edition: 15 - 18 March 2021
49th edition: 8 - 11 November 2021

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 16th edition of this course will take place on six Thursday afternoons in January and February 2021:
21 and 28 January, 4, 11, 18, and 25 February 2021, 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 2020

We will offer the following courses in 2020

  1. Introduction to R: 18 and 19 August
  2. Chemometrics (Multivariate Statistics): 13, 14 and 15 October
  3. Applied Statistics: 27, 28 and 29 October


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.