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Coronavirus related FAQ's

Published on
April 24, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 affects us all, including education. In this article we share how Wageningen Academy copes with the current situation and how this affects our training events and courses.

Wageningen Academy is part of WUR, which has guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. WUR complies with the general Dutch regulations.

Will Wageningen Academy courses and training events continue?

From 1 September 2020, Wageningen Academy will again facilitate and organize programmes. The physical programs take place at a location in Wageningen or in the immediate vicinity.

Can I register for a training events or course?

Yes, you can register for the programmes that are open for registration.

Will there be special guidelines /regulations when the courses continue?

We will keep you informed on a regular basis before the programme starts. You will receive continuous update on the latest guidelines in effect.  

What happens if a course cannot take place due to COVID-19 regulations?

In case you have registered for a programme that cannot take place due to corona regulations we will cancel your registration free of charge. The cancelation will be confirmed via email.

What should I do if I want to cancel my registration?

The COVID-19 outbreak and related regulations create uncertainty about programme participation and registration. Therefore we will be less strict with our normal cancellation policy. In case you wish to cancel/postpone your participation, please contact the relevant Programme Manager to discuss your individual situation.

Challenges & opportunities

As mentioned we value safety and appropriate measures, in compliance with WUR and national regulations in this uncertain time. However we also expect this situation to strengthen the relevance of education. Creativity, critical skills, importance of new technologies, change in careers, learning new tools got a whole new perspective right now. We believe it is essential to adapt to the new situations and for instance develop more online and blended programmes. As well as this moment gives us the opportunity to focus more on designing new programmes, instead of the execution of already existing training programmes. For you this might as well be a time to (re)consider your skills, career path and in relation focus on the development of new skills and/or priorities.

Is your question not answered, or do you need more information? Please contact us by phone +31 (0)317 - 48 40 93 or via mail info.wageningenacademy@wur.nl