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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WIAS office moved from Zodiac to Radix

The WIAS office has moved from the Zodiac to the Radix building (to Room E0.176). We are still working mostly from home, but our office is staffed on Mondays (Lisette), Tuesdays (Marianne), Wednesdays­­ (Janneke) and Thursdays (Paddy). You can drop by our new office on any of these days if you need assistance. You can also reach us by e-mail, Skype, MS Teams and phone.

New colleague WIAS office

Hello, I am Lisette Boon-Bourquin. For the past 8.5 years, I have been working at ABG/QVE as a
management assistant. From 1 August 2020, I will be working at WIAS as an assistant for 20 hours per week. I will work in the mornings so that I can be at home with my almost four year-old son, Jason, in the afternoons when he comes home from school. I am born and raised in Wageningen and so is my husband. We love to travel but we always come back home to Wageningen.

Survey PhD projects and COVID

We have sent a survey to all PhD candidates so we can get some feedback about your progress and possible delays that you might be experiencing with your PhD project. We count on your collaboration and hope that you will complete this survey.

In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch with us personally, please contact janneke.vanseters@wur.nl or marianne.bruining@wur.nl or send a message to our general e-mail address: wias@wur.nl.

All updates regarding corona measures and PhD are published on the Intranet.

TKI call for proposals by MSc students

The TKIs Agri & Food (A&F) and Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen (T&U) will fund four PhD proposals written by MSc students.  Applicants with a private partner may submit to both the internal WIAS graduate programme and TKI. In that case, the interviews and decision-making for the TKI round and the WIAS internal call will be coordinated. Wageningen projects with a private partner that are not selected by the TKI committee may still have a chance of getting internal WIAS funding. A separate interview will be held for the selection of the WIAS positions. In this interview, candidates will be tested against the WIAS
criteria. For more information, including the complete call text and application form, please visit the WIAS website.

Call for proposals for the 3rd round of the Agriculture Green Development (AGD) PhD programme of China Agricultural University and Wageningen University & Research

The Sino-Dutch Agriculture Green Development (AGD) Programme is a PhD programme by China Agricultural University (CAU) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR). The programme hereby sends out its third and last call for proposals. In this last call, we are especially looking for projects that complement the current already approved projects in order to reach the overall AGD aims. Please find the complete call text, priority topics and proposal template on the website:


Please submit all the documents required using the attached template before 4 September 2020
to agd-csc@cau.edu.cn with the email title ‘Third Call for the AGD Program’.