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Tel Aviv University offers full scholarships for outstanding students from India


JUNE 28 – JULY 28, 2017



The Food Safety and Security Summer Institute is a unique program offering graduate-level students with tools to meet the growing need for a new generation of well-rounded academics who can combine their specific expertise with a broad understanding of food security related issues. 

 Beyond the top level academic courses, students will participate in an exciting social and cultural program that will allow them to interact with other students and to be exposed to Israeli agricultural innovation.


The purpose of this program is to explore the many dimensions of food security. Together, students and lecturers from different countries and disciplines develop a new “language” of food security – in a manner of true interdisciplinary education. 


Participants will have the opportunity to choose one of two offered tracks: Agriculture or Policy and Nutrition. Each track will contain three weeklong courses totaling 7 credits. The courses will be given by leading Israeli and international experts.

Both tracks begin with an Introduction to Food Security course covering global food security issues ranging from modern approaches to crop development and agro economics to the intersection between health, agriculture, post-harvest and nutrition. The two tracks offer students the ability to delve deeper into specific fields.

 The Agriculture Track covers advanced topics in plant biology including desert agriculture, and Plant Metabolomics: Advances, Applications, and Techniques.

The Policy and Nutrition Track covers topics in policy and economics of food security (international development and agricultural economics), and nutrition.

The Water Track covers the courses  Water Contamination: Processes and Mechanisms and Water and Wastewater Treatment. This is a new track in collaboration with The Water Research Center at Tel Aviv University.


For the Policy and Nutrition Track, students need to have an undergraduate degree in any relevant humanities, social sciences or health field, for example: 

public health, economics, policy, law, geography, international development.

For the Agriculture Track, students need to have a BSc degree in plant sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, forestry, or a related field. Students must have a strong background in biology.

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