The next international postgraduat course Plant Breeding starts in January 2012.
The international plant breeding sector is facing the challenge to guarantee sufficient supply of academically trained plant breeders for the coming decennia. The number of graduates with a specialization in plant breeding has decreased in the last decennia. High potentials with a degree in (other) life sciences have been welcomed in the breeding industry. Consequently, there is a high demand for additional academic training. The International Postgraduate Course Plant Breeding now enables professional plant breeders and researchers to upgrade their knowledge in parallel with their current career. It is aimed to add academic knowledge to the professional experience of plant breeders worldwide.
The course consists of 6 sessions of 1 week in the period January 2010 until October 2011. In between sessions, participants are expected to perform self-study and work on specific assignments. After completing the course, participants will receive a certificate.
Following on the International Postgraduate Course Plant Breeding it is possible to continue with the MSc Plant Sciences, specialization Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources. Based on successful completion of the postgraduate course, exemptions for parts of the MSc-curriculum can be granted on an individual basis.
The development of this course was made possible by the Technological Top Institute Green Genetics. The mission of TTI GG is strengthening the knowledge base of the Dutch plant breeding and propagation industry. Through closer cooperation with research and education institutions, the sector seeks to improve the knowledge infrastructure and promote capacity building.
The expertise group Wageningen UR Plant Breeding is a cooperation between the Laboratory of Plant Breeding and the group Biodiversity and Breeding of Plant Research International. Wageningen UR Plant Breeding is involved in education, research and consultation in the field of plant breeding in the broadest sense.
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Leading instructor is Prof.dr. Richard Visser of Wageningen UR Plant Breeding. Specific subjects will be taught by staff of Wageningen UR Plant Breeding and other chair groups of Wageningen University and Research Center
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