Food Safety & Security

Food Safety & Security

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Registration is open for:
Summer 2018

Program Dates: June 27-July 29, 2018

Academic Credits: 2 credits per course, 3 courses possible

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

The Food Safety & Security Summer Institute is a unique program offering graduate-level students the 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 high 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.


Three tracks are offered to give students the ability to delve deeper into specific fields: Agriculture, Policy and Nutrition and Water. These tracks offer students the ability to delve deeper into specific fields. The tracks will 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.


  • Agriculture
    The Agriculture Track will cover advanced topics in plant biology including desert agriculture, and plant epigenetics and gene expression in changing environments. Students should hold an undergraduate degree in any relevant humanities, social sciences or health field, for example: public health, economics, policy, law, geography, international development.
  • Policy and Nutrition
    The Policy and Nutrition Track will cover topics in policy and economics of food security (international development and agricultural economics), and nutrition. Students should hold a BSc degree in plant sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, forestry, or a related field. Students must have a strong background in biology.
  • Water
    ​The Water Track comprises 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.


In addition to coursework, TAU International offers social activities and trips around the country, such as to the North, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, are conducted by our Madrichim. Precise dates for these will be announced closer to the program start date.

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