The mission of the HORTINLEA Graduate School is to promote and support excellence in graduate education and training in the field of agricultural research and to foster the young researchers’ scientific career. The objectives of the programme are ... read more


This mission is encapsulated in the two main activities of the Graduate School

A. Professional development of HORTINLEA researchers

B. Networking & infrastructure for sustainable research cooperation

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The HORTINLEA Graduate School is open to all PhD students and young researchers participating in the HORTINLEA research project. Approximately 30 PhD students to be enrolled within the HORTINLEA project will automatically become members of the Graduate School. In addition, young researchers participating in HORTINLEA are welcome to register for modules of their choice.


The interdisciplinary curriculum consists of an annual Graduate Summer School that offers selected courses to the participants. In addition, individualised training deemed relevant to the PhD project will be provided upon request. Courses are organised in four modules:

Technical Modules
•    Subject-specific skills and courses

Scientific Modules
•    Annual graduate school
•    Conferences
•    Scientific writing and presentation

Management Modules
•    Project management
•    Entrepreneurship
•    Human resource management
•    Time management

Career Modules
•    Job/funding applications
•    Career planning
•    Networking
•    Work-life balance