Food Safety & Security
Food Safety & Security
July 1-July 31, 2021 (Aug 2 for Arava Institute students)
2 credits per course, 3 courses possible
May 1, 2021
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tel Aviv University International reserves the right to cancel any of the programs below due to low registration.
This summer program will provide you with a deep-dive into the ever-challenging global issues around food safety and security. Your discovery of the language of food security at TAU is just the launching pad for your career - just don’t forget to discover the Non-Stop City of Tel Aviv on your doorstep…
Our Food Safety & Security program explores the many dimensions of food safety and security. So expect to join forces with students and lecturers from different countries and disciplines in an attempt to develop a new “language” of food security – in a manner of true interdisciplinary learning.
Take onboard the tools and knowledge to become a NextGen academic capable of utilizing your specific expertise with a broader understanding of food security related issues. You’ll go beyond the high-level academic courses with participation in an inspirational social and cultural program where you’ll interact with other students and get up close and personal with Israeli agricultural innovation.
Take advantage of two tracks that will enable you to delve deeper into specific fields: Agriculture and Policy and Nutrition. You’ll gain insights into 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: Explores advanced topics in plant biology, including desert agriculture, and plant epigenetics and gene expression in changing environments. To join this track, you should have a BSc degree in plant sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, forestry, or a related field. You should also have a strong background in biology.
Policy and Nutrition: Explores the policy and economics of food security (international development and agricultural economics), and nutrition. To join this track, you should have an undergraduate degree in any relevant humanities, social sciences or health field, for example: public health, economics, policy, law, geography, or international development.
Stimulate your mind by gaining academic credits at one of the world’s leading universities.
Interact with students from around the world and get hands-on with innovative Israeli agriculture.
Explore the wonders of Israel via some fascinating overnight excursions and cultural activities across the country.