Wageningen University & Research (WUR) offers several types of training for PhD candidates and Postdocs.
Requirements and the Training & Supervision Plan (TSP)
Focus of PhD training and education is the acquisition of the T-shaped Skills. In general, up to 15% of a PhD candidate’s time is spent on training and education which comes down to 30-32 ECTS (European Credits). PhD candidates can furthermore spend up to 10% on teaching.
When the PhD candidate has completed the training and education activities and these meet the criteria of the Graduate School, a Training and Education Certificate can be requested from the Graduate School. The certificate lists the training and education activities the candidate has performed and is awarded to the candidate together with the PhD degree after public defence. The education activities are also be listed in the thesis. A request for a Training and Education Certificate and the list of education activities to be published in the thesis is done when the reading version of the thesis is submitted for evaluation. Here too procedures and criteria vary between Graduate Schools which are described on the Graduate Schools websites.