On Monday 26 October the second Wageningen Alumni Meeting in Singapore was organised by ir. Kees-Jan van Wees (M10 1983-1989) who lives in Singapore since last summer and works for FrieslandCampina.
We started the evening with some drinks, milk, and the famous Dutch apple-pie. After an introduction round, our key note speaker Harry Gruppen did share with us the latest insights and facts about the Wageningen University and the cooperation between NTU Singapore and the Wageningen University.
His presentation was enriched with nice and illustrating pictures of Wageningen UR and Wageningen today. Very insightful. Also the Mugge-factor is now clear for us. The amount of students was an eye-opener for the group. Wageningen is our university, and we are proud of it.
It was also clear how proud Prof. dr. ir. Harry Gruppen and Wageningen UR are on the cooperation with the NTU in Singapore. The NTU is one of the two Singapore Universities in the top 15 of the world, and the link with the WUR is for both parties an outstanding opportunity to make the difference. Harry told us about the start and the set-up of this NTU - WUR link, students with outstanding results, and the need for scholarships.
After this outstanding presentation of Harry, the time had come to add another Wageningen habit to Singapore, close the evening with a beer and wine. We closed the evening around 23.00h not because we wanted, but because the bar was closing.
Next Wageningen Alumni meeting
We will continue with organizing Wageningen Alumni meeting, with the help and guidance of the University Fund Wageningen.
When you would like to organise the upcoming event together with us, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are planning somewhere the next meeting in H1 2016.
- Opening and welcome by Kees-Jan van Wees
- Presentation by Prof. dr. ir. Harry Gruppen
- Discussion, introduction of alumni, other action points and planning a next alumni meeting in Singapore
- Closure and drinks & bites in one of the closes cafe’s near the office of FrieslandCampina
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