New master students Velp

A week after the festive graduation and consequently the parting with our international master students Agricultural Production Chain Management (APCM) and Management of Development (MOD), we welcomed a new group of over 50 international students in Velp on Monday 3 October. From Ghana to India, our new group once more represents a rich cultural background.

'You can count on us, we can count on you'

A large welcoming committee welcomed the students. Arjen Heerema opened the academic year, talked about our school and explained the academic year in general. ‘You can count on us, we can count on you. I hope to see you all in September next year receiving your diplomas.’

Besides Arjen, the specialisation coordinators were also present. Annemarie Westendorp, Suzanne Nederlof and Loes Witteveen represented MOD and Albertien Kijne en Marco Verschuur were the faces for APCM. The coordinators told a bit about themselves and talked in short about the study programmes.

You will see Agribusiness from different angles than you used to

Marco said for example that the students will be challenged in their way of thinking. ‘It’s about originality and different thinking. Not only in the product(ion), but also about making changes in the chain. You will see Agribusiness from different angles than you used to.’ He immediately put theory into practice and challenged the group to detach a system of wooden blocks that appeared to be solidly stuck. After several attempts, one of the students finally succeeded in 'cracking the code'.

As a tradition when opening the academic year, two students struck the gong. After this, the group went outside to take pictures. After an extended photo session everyone joined the specialisation of their choice for the rest of the day.

For now we wish good luck to everybody!

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