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SLU Youth Institute

SLU Youth Institute (SLU YI) aims to create interest among Swedish youth for global food security and to find sustainable solutions to the global challenges based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. SLU Youth Institute is the Swedish part of many Youth Institutes coordinated by the World Food Prize Foundation. Read more at our Swedish website!

Brilliant presentations and exciting discussions during the round table discussions in Umeå

This year's third and final round table discussion took place in Umeå with high school students from Tannberg School in Lycksele, Maja Beskow High School in Umeå and Hjalmar Strömer School in Strömsund. During the year, the students have worked intensively on finding solutions to some of the world's global challenges, something that they now had the chance to present to experts in the field.

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Fantastic presentations permeated the round table discussions in Alnarp

SLU Youth Institute welcomed thirty high school students to Alnarp campus last week. High school students from Lund, Landskrona and Ystad got the opportunity to present their theses and answer questions during the round table discussions. There were exciting and very fruitful discussions about global challenges and possible solutions between the students, researchers and other experts who participated.

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High school students impressed in round table discussions about food security

The first of three round table discussions has taken place and the 22 high school students who participated on site at Ultuna campus (Uppsala) really impressed. During the discussions, the students presented their challenges and solutions to each other and participating experts.

Youth in round table discussions

What is SLU Youth Institute?

The SLU Youth Institute is a life-changing experience hosted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the World Food Prize Foundation. High school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Sweden, across Europe and around the world. 

Read more about SLU Youth Institute 


About Global Youth Institute

Each year, 200 exceptional high school students from around the world are selected to participate in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. 

Read more about the Global Youth Institute

Published: 11 June 2024 - Page editor: agnes.bondesson@slu.se

For more information please contact any of the coordinators:

E-mail: youthinstitute@slu.se

Anna-Klara Lindeborg (Uppsala):
Telephone: +46-(0)706-95 96 65

Elisabeth Nyström (Umeå Region):
Telephone: +46(0)90-786 82 38

Kristina Karlsson Green (Lund/Malmö):
Telephone: +46-(0)40-41 53 02