Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 5218 I EUROPEAN SEED I EUROPEAN-SEED.COM ifelong learning is important in our rapidly changing world. Wageningen University & Research has for a long time been recognized as an outstanding place for all kinds of courses in the broad field of plant sciences, plant breeding and seed technology, both within the academic setting as well as for postgraduate and professional courses. Nowadays there is an increasing need for working professionals active in the life sciences to update and expand their knowledge and further develop their competences. Wageningen offers many possibilities to interested parties. Our many different courses are organised in collaboration between Plant Breeding (BSc, MSc and PhD) and Wageningen Academy (for professionals from industry and government). Without a doubt, it can be concluded that plant breeding has contributed towards improved food security and nutritional quality all around the world. Upgrading skills and knowledge of new developments and cutting-edge science among plant breeders, phytopathologists, seed technologists and other researchers has been one of the most important missions of Wageningen UR Plant Breeding for the last three decades. Capacity development covers several themes in plant science, plant breeding and plant biotechnology and is designed to meet current market development for both public and private sectors. This includes short courses, refresher courses, summer schools, tailor-made courses and now online courses as well. Such courses are either implemented at Wageningen or in specific countries or regions like South America, East Africa, China and Southeast Asia. Next to providing the theoretical knowledge, Plant Breeding and Wageningen Academy offer the possibility for providing technical backstopping and consultancy that contribute towards optimizing the value chain of our food crops. With the Netherlands being a recognise worldwide leader in innovative scientific research in plant science, plant breeding and seed technology and the world’s second-largest exporter of seeds and planting materials, it is logical to extend the training to this field of study. This starts with motivated BSc students to whom we offer insight into the world of green genetics with company visits and academic lectures in our yearly Summer School Green Genetics. Insights in related business fields are also possible for professionals with our open enrolment courses on protected horticulture and postharvest technology for fresh horticulture produce, to give just two examples. All courses provide opportunities Wageningen University Offers Opportunities for Lifelong Learning Course participants benefit from capacity development, training and sharing knowledge in innovative technologies of importance to the plant breeding sector. By: Daniel Danial and Richard G.F. Visser (Plant Breeding) and Monique Tulp (Wageningen Academy) all from Wageningen University & Research