Jan van Loon (76) obtains a doctorate on historiography about Dutch potato breeding

A potato breeder who obtains a doctorate at Wageningen University at the age of 76.

A potato breeder who obtains a doctorate at Wageningen University at the age of 76. That’s what Jan van Loon, now with the titles ‘dr. ir.’ [doctor engineer], achieved on 15 May after defending his thesis ‘Through United Cooperation – The history of potato breeding in the Netherlands, from hobby to industry, 1888 – 2018’.

 

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