VLAG Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator    
12 december 2019 14:30 ORION, WUR Campus Vesna Prsic Apply

Course description

On December 12th 2019 the VLAG community will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the formal recognition of VLAG Graduate School and its first steps in 1994.

Focus of the celebration is on our credo: Excellence in research and postgraduate education.
What does it mean to you? A PhD programme, a platform to collaborate,... What do we need to focus on in the coming years?

We have invited the VLAG PhD council and two VLAG alumni, Dr Martine Alles (Danone) and Prof. Joris Sprakel (WUR), to trigger the discussion by reflecting upon their experience, and sharing their views about the importance of the PhD education for the future career steps whether in academia or industry.
Our parting scientific director will dwell upon his view on the Graduate School, while our future director will present her ambitions for VLAG.

PROGRAMME
Moderator: Prof. Harry Bitter (chair VLAG Board)

14:30

  Registration, birthday cake, coffee & thee

15:00

  Welcome address by Prof. Harry Bitter

15:10

  Discussion based on propositions 

15:30

  Alumni perspective by Prof. Joris Sprakel
  (Professor at Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter, Wageningen University)

16:00

  Alumni perspective by Dr Martine Alles
  (Science Catalyst Director, Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition)

16:30

  PhD-Quiz, by the VLAG PhD council

17:00

  Legacy of a Scientific Director
  by Prof. Renger Witkamp, VLAG Scientific Director (2016 - 2019)

17:15

  Ambition for the coming years 
  by Prof. Karin Schroën, VLAG Scientific Director (2020 - 2023)

17:30

  Wrap-up by Prof. Harry Bitter

17:45

  FOOD & DRINKS

20:00

  VLAG PARTY

VENUE: ORION (WUR building 103), room C1040 & C2050 (Waaierzaal)