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FSC Summer School 2015: Food Security and the Post-2015 Agenda

March 2-13, 2015

The Food Security Center (FSC) and the Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition invite under-graduate and graduate students to attend the two-week FSC Summer School 2015 « Food Security and the Post 2015-Agenda » which will take place from March 2 to March 13, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany.


The FSC Summer School 2015 aims to impart a basic understanding of the complex interactions between essential nutrients and malnutrition as well as the critical worldwide problem of hidden hunger during the first 1000 days of human life (1000-day-window) and its consequences for society and economy. The course will enable participants to understand the basic functions of micronutrients and hidden hunger in humans as well as the links and gaps between science and reality in all parts of the world. The summer school will provide an overview of strategies to prevent disease-related malnutrition and methods to improve food security. Furthermore, it will be discussed how to contribute to the ambitious goals of the Post 2015-Agenda and how to integrate them into existing programmes.

Target group

The summer school is aimed at undergraduate students in natural sciences (primarily, but not exclusively, nutritional, agricultural or biological sciences) at the Master of Science level, but is also open for Ph.D. students within approximately the first year of their post-graduate education. The course is open for international and national students.

Syllabus and credits

The tentative program and later on the final program will be available shortly. Students of human nutrition at the University of Hohenheim will be able to chose the summer school as a an elective module (Wahlmodul).

> Course language: English
> Credits: 6 ECTS (to be confirmed)


There will be 20 FSC/DAAD scholarships available for students from developing countries (please refer to theDAC list to check if your country qualifies). Scholarships will cover the costs for airfare (economy class return ticket) to Stuttgart and provide a lump sum of € 1.000 to cover all costs related to the stay, including health insurance, food, public transportation and accommodation for the duration of the summer school. The scholarship is not transferable and requires students to arrive in Stuttgart (Germany) no later than March 1, 2015 and to leave no earlier than March 14, 2015. Successful applicants for a stipend will be notified no later than January 31, 2015.


The attendance of the FSC Summer School 2015 is free of charge (incl. congress participation). Students who are not eligible for a scholarship are required to pay themselves for accommodation and all other associated costs. Rooms will be available at a rate of ca. € 300-400 (to be confirmed).

Contact/course instructor

For further questions, please contact Prof. Biesalski by email, fax or letter.
In urgent cases only, you can call Prof. Biesalski at +49-711-459 24112.

Prof. Dr. med. Hans K. Biesalski
University of Hohenheim
Institute of Biological Chemistry and Human Nutrition (140)
Garbenstr. 30
70599 Stuttgart

Phone: +49-711-459 24113
Fax:     +49-711-459 23822


Auteur : Ange

Ange is a first year Master of science student, studying Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics in the Michigan State University. His interest is food security with a specific focus of vulnerable populations in Africa. After his master, he will be going back in his home country Benin, with the aim of creating his own NGO in order to help the huge number of poor farmers who are starving and suffering . This blog is also meant to contribute to achieving this goal. It will serve as a springboard to raise awareness about the acuity of food security issues in Africa through publications of short articles. It will also publish important/crucial information about how to deal with the food insecurity issue. We welcome any kind of questions and comments.

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