The Euro League for Life Sciences (ELLS), a network of five European universities, is starting to bear fruit. Students at Wageningen University can take summer courses in other countries, and grants are available to study in Hohenheim in Germany.
Daniel Polders and Rudy Jonker of the student council are responsible for promoting the Euroleague in Wageningen, and are pleased that the network has become more than a paper tiger. According to the two, an inter-university Master’s degree on food chains will start in 2005. “The programme will be given in one location, but with intensive collaboration by all five participating universities,” explains Jonker.
The students claim that one of the biggest advantages of the network is that special subjects that would otherwise disappear can be maintained, such as horticulture. The Euroleague has also set its sights on the American education market, and talks have already started with Cornell University, adds Polders.
Registration for the summer course in Denmark needs to be done before 29 January:
Guido van Hofwegen