News - May 24, 2007

Biologists want Ethology back

Wageningen biology students want the Executive Board to reinstate the Ethology group. A letter signed by a hundred students complaining about the lack of ethology courses was presented on Tuesday 22 May to Rector Martin Kropff. According to the students, the promise that the closure of the Ethology group – in September 2005 – ‘would have few practical consequences for courses’ is not true. The letter states that there is a lack of an academic learning environment in ethology, too few projects that students can participate in, and a supervision shortage. Spokesman for the Rector, Simon Vink, has said that the complaints are being taken seriously. However, it is not possible to re-start the group as its dismantling has not yet been completed.