IHC2022: My 3-Minute Horticultural Thesis

In August 2022 The International Horticultural Congress ( will take place in Angers (France). The congress also aims to promote and reward young scientists  and launches thereto the international competition “My 3-Minute Horticultural Thesis”. The competition consists of 3 stages: a national pre-selection, an international pre-selection and the final competition during the IHC 2022 with an award of 2000 to 2500 Euros. Important is that selected candidates will benefit from a free IHC 2022 registration and must attend the congress physically. More details of the selection procedure and the competition rules can be found in the attached document. The Belgian ISHS Council members are responsible for the organization of the national pre-selection.

Belgian pre-selections

This competition is open to any candidate (Belgian as well as non-Belgian) who has defended or will defend her/his PhD thesis between October 2020 and February 2022 at a Belgian University. The topic of the PhD must deal with horticultural research in a broad sense.

Candidates have to send in a curriculum vitae and a 1,500 word abstract of their research.  After a pre-screening eligible candidates will be invited for an oral presentation to a national jury via an online meeting. This will be organized  early 2022. The jury will nominate the candidates  to represent Belgium in the international pre-selection.

Deadline to send in the candidature: December 20, 2021

Send cv and abstract to Bart Panis (  and Johan Van Huylenbroeck (

More information can be found in the attached file.

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