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CAAS-Wageningen UR PhD candidates training programme kicks off

Source: Graduate School

On September 6th , the CAAS-Wageningen University and Research (Wageningen UR) PhD candidates training programme kicked off at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS). The programme was approved by the Ministry of Education of China last year. It involves altogether 80 PhD candidates (with 20 per year in average), will start their PhD programme in the coming 4 years at Wageningen UR.

More than 50 representatives from the Graduate School and Wageningen UR attended the meeting, including 19 CAAS-Wageningen UR PhD candidates, their CAAS supervisors, and staff and alumni of Wageningen UR.

“The programme is an outcome of a long term joint effort by both CAAS and Wageningen-UR”, as GSCAAS vice president, professor Luo Changfu said in his welcome speech. During the kick-off meeting, Paul Geurts, senior advisor to the Board of Wageningen UR, said that this CAAS- Wageningen UR programme underlines the good relationship between the two institutions which would not only benefit the PhD candidates participating in the programme, but would also bring the cooperation between both institutions to a higher level.

The first batch of 19 PhD candidates will receive a two-week training programme focus on academic writing and presenting and effective and efficient academic development, lectured by three teachers of Wageningen UR.

By Zhang Chun