History of MSc programmes in brief
The main reason for this was the fear that foreign students would choose to follow shorter courses elsewhere. To guarantee the quality of these shorter courses, they became thesis oriented and the name changed from course to programme. The total number of programmes gradually increased until there was a total of 13 by 1995. Two of the programmes offered at WAU are so called Kopstudies: Environmental Sciences and Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems, which have no regular equivalent among the Dutch courses at WAU, and which are interdisciplinary in content.