About Global Youth Institute

Last changed: 15 March 2021

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.

Selected students and their teachers travel to Des Moines, Iowa, USA, in mid-October to attend this exciting three-day event at which they interact with World Food Prize winners and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts.

At the Global Youth Institute, student delegates present and discuss their findings with international experts and their peers, connect with other students from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in discussions with global leaders within science, industry and policy.

Teachers register their students to participate in the SLU Youth Institute at either campus Ultuna (Uppsala region) or campus Alnarp (Lund/Malmö region). The students then research and write a short research report, the Global Challenge, on a critical food security issue under the direction of their teacher.

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Contact

For more information please contact any of the coordinators:

Karl Lundén (coordinator campus Ultuna, Uppsala region):
Telephone: +46-(0)706959665
E-mail: karl.lunden@slu.se

Kristina Karlsson Green (coordinator campus Alnarp, Lund/Malmö region): 
Telephone: +46-(0)40-415302
E-mail: kristina.karlsson.green@slu.se

Page editor: youthinstitute@slu.se