Alumni event Pretoria - South Africa - 11 December 2018

Hosted by the Dutch ambassador Han Peters on the occasion of the 100 years WUR celebration and the visit of Louise O. Fresco, president of Wageningen University & Research, to South Africa.

Programme Alumni Reception

  • Welcome and opening address by Ambassador Han Peters
  • Speech by WUR president Louise O. Fresco
  • Speech by Wageningen alumnus dr. Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director at the National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Pretoria and WUR
  • Networking reception

Registration: If you want to join this alumni get-together at the Dutch Embassy please send an email to
NOTE: please bring your passport/ID with you to enter the Embassy building

Prior to the reception, you are also welcome to attend the high-level symposium at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with theAgricultural Research Council (ARC), entitled ‘Does Africa need a Green Revolution?’ where Louise O. Fresco will hold a keynote speech. 
Time: 10.00 - 12.00 hrs
Registration: Please contact

Science Forum South Africa
Furthermore, please be informed that the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) will start on Wednesday December 12. In case you are interested to join, please find here more information.


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