WIAS Organisation

Go to:

WIAS Office

The director is responsible for the daily management and operations of the graduate school. Together with the advisory committee and groups, he develops his policy within the framework set by the Board. The department of Animal Sciences of the Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen University hosts the management and administration of WIAS.

WIAS Staff

Back to topBack to top

WIAS Board

The Board is responsible for the strategy of the graduate school. The board makes the framework wherein the scientific director can implement his policy. The WIAS director and executive secretary prepare and attend the meetings.

The Board consists of 3 professors of the chair groups associated with WIAS, the chair of the WAPS council, and one external board member: prof. dr. J.A. (Arjan) Stegeman.

Back to topBack to top

WIAS Research Committee

The tasks of the research committee are to advice about external developments in our research domain, possible external speakers, strategic research themes and multidisciplinary workshops and the judgement of literature surveys, proposal rebuttals and applications for postdoc fellowships.

Back to topBack to top

WIAS Education Committee

The WIAS Education Committee (EC) has the task of advising the WIAS director and WIAS office on PhD and postdoc education and training. This committee is made up of three staff members of the Animal Sciences Group, a postdoc representative and three WAPS council representatives. The WIAS Education Coordinator is the secretary to the EC meetings.

Back to topBack to top

WIAS PhD Council

The composition and more information can be found on the page of the WAPS council

WIAS International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB) advises the Board on the strategy of the research and education of the graduate school. They visit Wageningen once per year.

The committee is formed by reknown scientists from all over the world and consists of:

  • Prof. Gert Flik
  • Prof. Marion Koopmans
  • Prof. Jan Erik Lindberg, Professor at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Prof. Linda Keeling
  • Prof. Norbert Sachser
  • Prof. Graham Plastow

WIAS Personal Development Coaches

The Personal Development Coaches give advice to PhD candidates regarding their Training and Learning Programme (TSP), the learning goals, and how to reach these.