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.

48th edition: 25 - 28 May 2021 (fully booked)
49th edition: 28 June - 1 July 2021
50th 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 course is organised annualy, in January and February.
The 16th edition of this course will took 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 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.