News - June 16, 2015

Worldwide student club wants a Wageningen branch

The International Association of students on Agricultural and related Science (IAAS) will come to Wageningen during the AID to recruit students The largest student association worldwide in the agriculture sector wants once again a Wageningen committee.

Until ten years ago there were Wageningen students active at IAAS, but there were not enough students for the committee’s survival, tells Lisanne Meulendijks, vice president at IAAS. According to Lisanne IAAS is unknown in Wageningen, but the association does fit well. ‘The association has two missions, the first one is to provide students the opportunity to, besides their curriculum, acquire practical knowledge about agriculture, for example through seminars and exchange weeks in the member states. This way students can get to know local agriculture techniques and innovations. The second is to bring agriculture students worldwide together, in order to exchange their knowledge about agriculture with students from around the world.’

Lisanne thinks that both the university and IAAS could benefit if the association will become active in Wageningen again. To encourage Wageningen students, the Belgian student has arranged an IAAS stand during the coming AID.

The association will also be in Wageningen on July 8 for a global congress. In Wageningen the group will amongst others get a presentation on agricultural research in Wageningen. Wageningen students are welcome to join.