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SLU Youth Institute

The 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. The SLU Youth Institute is a Swedish part of the many Youth Institutes coordinated by the World Food Prize Foundation. To participate, students write a short report about a global challenge of their own interest.

Register your class here!

For the challenge SLU Youth Institute can you as a high school teacher register your class here. You can also participate in the challenge as an individual student by emailing

SLU Youth Institute has two new laureates!

We now have two particurlarly prominent students who get the chance to participate in Global Youth Institute this autumn, hosted by World Food Prize Foundation.

Johanna and Smilla submitted well-designed theses in which they proposed well-thought-out and sustainable solutions to difficult global challenges. According to the experts, they also presented their solutions with great commitment in the roundtable discussions. They are therefore this year´s SLU Youth Institute laureates. Congratulations!

Honorary doctor at SLU receives the 2021 World Food Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted who will receive the 2021 World Food Prize for her improvement of aquatic food systems for enhanced nutrition and resilient ecosystems. Dr. Thilsted was appointed honorary doctor at SLU's Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences in 2020.

See the lectures from the finals!

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. 

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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

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