The mission of WIAS is improving our understanding of animals and their various roles for mankind through fundamental and strategic research and training of early stage researchers (PhD and post-doc).

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Happy new year!

We wish you all the best for 2019! We look back on a nice 2018 with the cluster formation and the midterm review as major activities. We look forward to establish nice (scientific) results in 2019 again.

New chair WIAS Board

From 1 January 2019 prof. Imke de Boer succeeds prof. Huub Savelkoul as chair of the WIAS Board. We thank Huub for being the WIAS chair for the last two years, and we wish Imke lots of success with her new role.

Friedhelm Taube special professor

We congratulate prof. Friedhelm Taube with his appointment as special professor in Grass-based dairy farming at the Animal Production Systems group. We welcome him to WIAS and wish him good luck with his new position!

Supervision guide

Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) is proud to launch the WGS Guide for PhD Supervisors. The Guide is available from our website. In the guide supervisors of PhD candidates will find all the necessary administrative and procedural information about the Wageningen University PhD programme. Furthermore, the guide provides tips and tricks with regard to the art of PhD supervision.

Reminder enforcement of registration criteria for PhD candidates

We want to remind you that for PhD candidates starting from 1 January 2019, WIAS will more stringently enforce the terms to submit the proposal or literature survey. When it is not possible to submit the proposal or survey within 6 months, PhD candidates can submit a request for postponement that clearly describes the reasons for the delay in submission. This request should be sent within 6 months after the start of the PhD candidate. Deadlines for submission of proposals/surveys can be postponed to 9 months maximum. When (one of) the criteria are not met and no valid arguments have been given, a PhD candidate will no longer be registered at the graduate school.

WIAS Lunch Lectures

The upcoming WIAS lunch lecture will be on Tuesday 5 February 2019 at 12.15 in room A0107 of the Zodiac building. The WIAS lunch lectures take place every first Tuesday of the month.