On 13 September Johan van Arendonk, Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Poznan in Poland.
'I have been working with the faculty of agriculture in Poznan for some time now', explains Van Arendonk. 'I gave a course in Poznan in 1994 and that led to the exchange of students. Since then, six Polish students have obtained a Master's degree in Wageningen in the subject of animal breeding. One Polish student obtained a PhD here and two others are now working on their PhDs. We also exchange staff. This is why Poznan nominated me for an honorary doctorate.' It will be handed over next week during celebrations to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the faculty of agriculture in Poznan.