Netherlands, Wageningen

The Art of Modelling

when 12 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1225

Modelling is a crucial part of today's science. Particularly in agronomy, ecology and environmental sciences, where models are used for assessing sensitivity of systems to disturbances or changes in external factors, and for predictions of future system states. This course provides an introduction to modelling. In the course modelling concepts will be dealt with in detail, going through the basic steps to be taken.

Course leader

Course lecturers:
Dr. Pytrik Reidsma (Plant Production Systems Group, Wageningen University)
Dr. Katrien Descheemaeker (Plant Production Systems Group, Wageningen University)

Target group

This summer course is intended for PhD candidates and other academics.
Basic knowledge of mathematics (in particular basic algebra, vector and matrix algebra, differentiation, integration and differential equations) is required.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:
Understand and evaluate scientific literature where models are used;
Choose appropriate modelling methods for their own research;
Plan and report on a modelling study in their own research;
Follow advanced modelling courses.

Fee info

EUR 1225: All other PhD candidates, postdocs and other academic staff.
Early birds, application before 15 may, get a €25,- discount.
The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches. It does not include accommodation.
EUR 2500: Participants from the private sector.
Early birds, application before 15 may, get a €25,- discount.
The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches. It does not include accommodation.