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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Kees van Oers appointed special professor at the Behavioural Ecology group

We congratulate Kees van Oers with his appointment and welcome him to WIAS. We wish him good luck with his new position!

Call WIAS fellowships, deadline 2 July 2018

WIAS invites PhD candidates who wish to travel abroad, post-docs who want to write a grant proposal and WIAS staff members who wish to invite guest researchers to submit a proposal for a WIAS fellowship. Find all information about this call on our website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/PhD-Programme/Graduate-Schools/Wageningen-Institute-of-Animal-Sciences/WIAS-calls/Fellowships.htm.

WIAS Lunch Lectures

The upcoming WIAS lunch lecture will be on Tuesday 26 June at 12.15 in room A0107 of the Zodiac building. The WIAS lunch lectures take place every last Tuesday of the month.


A summer barbecue for all WIAS PhD students will take place on Monday the 25th of June from 17:30 on, and will be completely free of charge! The barbecue will be held at the "100 years WUR tent" right between Orion and Radix. If you want to join, the WAPS asks you to register before the 19th of June, and indicate your dietary requirements.

Midterm review committee presents findings

From 27-29 June 2018, WIAS has its triennial review (every three years). The committee carrying out this review will present their preliminary findings to the WIAS community on Friday 29 June at 15:30 in the Speakers corner in Impulse. All WIAS Staff and PhD candidates are invited to attend this session which will be followed by drinks.