Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture, which is the most advanced and productive in the world. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research will share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers during this “Summer School”.

Summer school outline

After a general introduction on Greenhouse Horticulture and a cursory review of important topics, we will explore crop, climate and root zone management in more detail, in a varied and attractive mix of lectures, practical case work, company visits and seminars by relevant actors and experts. The “social factor” will not be neglected: there will be joint dinners and a program for the weekend can be prepared.

Target group

This excellent and intensive Summer School is meant for MSc and PhD students, post-docs, junior scientists and professionals working in the field from all over the world. Particular attention has been given to develop a program that relates to and is interesting for protected cultivation with less technology than is usual in The Netherlands. So, basics will be learned to apply directly in your own country/situation.


After successfully attending the Summer School, you will:
• know the most relevant processes in protected cultivation ranging from plant physiology to economics
• understand how technology affects climate management, crop production and resource use efficiency
• be able to apply this knowledge to quantitatively address decisions about climate management, crop cultivation and nutrition

Summer school leaders

Dr Cecilia Stanghellini, Wageningen University & Research, Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture

Prof. Leo Marcelis,Wageningen University & Research, Department of plant sciences, Horticulture & Product Physiology

Dr Ep Heuvelink, Wageningen University & Research, Department of plant sciences, Horticulture & Product Physiology

Ing. Erik van Os, Wageningen University & Research, Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture

Practical Information

  • Duration:  27 August – 7 September 2018 (12 days)
  • Location:  Wageningen Campus and other
  • The course fee: € 2495.- for the industry and € 2190.- for academia (PhD students)
  • The course fee covers tuition, course materials (small binder, USB stick with presentations), coffee/tea, lunches, 2 dinners and excursions
  • Three weeks before the start of the Summer School, participants receive a more detailed program
  • Maximum number participants: 35
  • Registration is possible until July 1st 2018

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