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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!

Alumni from SLU Youth Institute visit Musikhjälpen!

The three high school students who represented SLU during the Global Youth Institute in USA in October, have on their own initiative started a collection box for this year's theme at Musikhjälpen - No one should have to die of hunger.

The students will also visit the "cage" in Växjö to talk live about their involvement and participation in SLU Youth Institute and the trip to World Food Prize in the USA. Don't miss to watch them in live national TV at SVT on December 14, 12.30!

Girl and atlantic cod

Virtual tour at Baltic Sea Science Center

Did you miss the virtual tour at Baltic Sea Science Center? Or do you want to see it one more time? Here you can watch it over and over again! 

Global Youth Institute gather youth to improve global food security

For a few days in October, 150 high school students from 29 different Youth Institutes gathered to discuss food security and sustainable food production with world-leading experts. Three incredibly talented students represented SLU Youth Institute and Sweden during the week.

Swedish high school students presents solutions on global challenges at conference in USA

After a fantastic academic year with SLU Youth Institute, it is now time for three selected high school students to present their theses in Des Moines, USA. Global Youth Institute, founded by World Food Prize Foundation, brings together international experts and high school students from all Youth Institutes every year to raise awareness of sustainable food production and food security.

This is how you write your Global Challenge

Here you will find information on how to write your Global Challenge and inspiration for different subject areas your thesis can be about.


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: 12 December 2023 - 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