Food Systems in Transition

The ETH Zurich World Food System Center organizes two summer school courses in the context of this project.

The first course took place in Stellenbosch, South Africa: June 25 - July 8, 2017.

Find more information here.

The second course takes place in Rheinau, Switzerland: August 17 - September 1, 2019.

The call for applications is open now. Find more information and how to apply on the WFSC website

World Food System Center Summer School Program

The WFSC summer school courses are two-week, intensive programs that bring together 20 to 25 advanced university students who are selected in a competitive admissions process from a wide range of disciplines and nationalities. The curriculum is also interdisciplinary and multicultural, allowing students to work in diverse groups and in collaborative ways. The courses incorporate various pedagogic methodologies including, but not limited to: lectures, workshops, field trips, student presentations, small group and plenary discussions, artistic and creative activities, and small-group case study and project work. This approach allows academic content and rigor to be blended within an experiential learning context to create a unique opportunity for the participants.

A comprehensive selection process helps the Center identify strong candidates who show potential to take initiative and bring innovative ideas to address the challenges of the world food system. An interdisciplinary faculty and core facilitation team guides the learning process throughout the entire program.

Read more about the summer school approach used by the WFSC here.