Why following an online course for professionals?

Published on
March 31, 2020

The use of online knowledge transfer has grown explosively in the past few weeks. Have you ever thought about taking an online course or training? In the current situation Wageningen University & Research offers regular education online until the summer period. But especially for professionals, online education and courses are already existing for a longer period of time. In this way, professionals from all over the world are given the opportunity to gain the latest knowledge and insights in their field. Still in doubt? Read about the benefits of taking an online course for professionals.

What are the benefits of taking an online course?


The main advantage of taking an online course over an on-site course is its flexibility. You can follow the course and continue whenever you want. Some online courses also offer you the possibility to combine different modules, so you can pick only the topics you are interested in. This offers you ultimate flexibility.

Experts at your own place

Wageningen University & Research courses are composed by experts in their field. And you don't even have to go out when following an online course. As a professional, you are assured of a high-quality course offer based on the latest knowledge and insights. Of course you can ask all your questions to the experts of the specific course.

Earn a certificate

After taking an online course, in most cases there is a possibility to take an exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a certificate. This shows that you have gained the latest knowledge and insights on the subject.

Various educational forms

Wageningen University & Research has an extensive range of online education, from a full MSc programme to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), courses and trainings. These are not aimed for specific target groups, but mainly aimed at sharing knowledge with the people who need it. Wageningen Academy has developed a number of courses specifically for professionals. These courses often have a more direct link to practice. In addition, in custom programs, a blended form is increasingly being chosen, with training taking place both online and on location.

Curious about the online education possibilities for professionals from Wageningen University & Research?