Participate in SLU Youth Institute?

Last changed: 12 January 2021

Why participate?

High school students who participate in the SLU Youth Institute earn recognition as Borlaug Scholars.

At this exciting event, participating high school students have the opportunity to:

  • Present research and recommendations on ways to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with experts
  • Connect with other high school students to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships
  • Explore the issues, current research, and opportunities to make a difference
  • Interact with researchers, global leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.

The reports will be evaluated by The World Food Prize Board of Reviews. This distinguished group of educators and experts was established to mentor and personally encourage the high school students. Reviewers write thoughtful, personalised feedback to each student who participates in the Youth Institute.


How to participate

To participate in the SLU Youth Institute, students research a global issue and write a paper. Students could participate either with the entire class or individually.

  • Registration to participate in SLU Youth Institute 20/21 and the activities within: Contact the coordinators
  • Registration to participate in the SLU finals and paper submission due online by 10 March 2021.
  • The round table finals will take place 22 April (Uppsala region) and 6 May (Malmö/Lund region)

There is no registration cost to participate in the Youth Institute. Further information about activities within SLU Youth Institute will be posted at the web page continuously.

Read more about topics and how to write your Global Challenge thesis.  

Further opportunities for participants

The top students from each Youth Institute will be competitively selected as delegates to the Global Youth Institute, held every October in the United States of America. 

The Global Youth Institute is an exciting three-day programme where young leaders interact with World Food Prize winners  and the more than 1,000 global leaders from 65 countries attending the World Food Prize's annual international conference.

 The Global Youth Institute


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For more information please contact any of the coordinators:

Karl Lundén (coordinator campus Ultuna, Uppsala region):
Telephone: +46-(0)706959665

Kristina Karlsson Green (coordinator campus Alnarp, Lund/Malmö region): 
Telephone: +46-(0)40-415302

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