We offer short courses
in three broad areas.

Short & Long Courses

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Our courses are immersive engagements focusing on innovations, skills, and knowledge around rice science and technologies. There are programs for young learners and seasoned professionals. We have hosted learning experiences to more than 17,000 scholars and trainees.

Rice Planting Experience

Rice Planting Experience

An immersive activity to teach students how rice is planted and produced (requested by schools, institutions, or groups)

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Short Course Programs

Short Course Programs

Annually scheduled courses in rice science and technology for individuals and organizations.

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Customized Courses

Customized Courses

Need-based courses around topics in rice-based agri-food systems, tailored to meet specific learning requests.

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Courses are separated into three types - Science, Technology Transfer, and Leadership. In the following sections each type is outlined, with a description of the types of learner for whom the offerings may be applicable.

  • Emerging Researcher offerings give training in research tools and techniques for early career stage scientists.

    Our most popular science courses include:

    • Basic Experimental Design and Data Analysis
    • Basic Research Data Management
    • Scientific Writing
    • Research Proposal Writing.

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  • Technology transfer courses provide technical knowledge in a context of real-world hands-on experiences. Participants can include researchers, university students, extension services agents, quality inspectors and administrators from NARES and other government agencies, individuals from funding agencies who wish to see the work being supported at first-hand, and staff from private-sector bio-agricultural companies.

    Our most popular technology transfer courses include:

    • Rice: Research to Production
    • Basics of Rice Production
    • Rice: Post-production to Market
    • Training of Trainers
    • Seed Production Skills
    • Value Chain Development Training

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  • IRRI Education offers these courses presented in the context of agricultural research, development and technology transfer, and in the company of other participants from around the world who are facing the same challenges. The outcome for the participant is then to be not just a set of leadership skills but also membership of the global network of IRRI graduates.

    Our most popular technology transfer courses include:

    • Presentation Skills in Agriculture
    • Communication Skills in Agriculture
    • Project Management for Research

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