The World Food Prize Foundation

Wageningen Youth Institute

What is the Wageningen Youth Institute?

The Wageningen Youth Institute is a life-changing experience at the Wageningen University & Research where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Netherlands and around the world.

16 March 2023 
At the Wageningen University & Research 

Registration Due:
16 February 2023

Paper Instructions 

 

Note: Registration and paper submission forms are not open at this time. Please bookmark this page and check back at a later date!

 

Why participate?

Students who participate in the Wageningen Youth Institute earn recognition as a Borlaug Scholar, and qualify for internships and further opportunities

At this exciting event, participating high school students have the opportunity to:

  • Present research and recommendations on ways to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with Dutch experts;

  • Connect with other student leaders from across Netherlands and around the world to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships;

  • Explore the issues, current research and opportunities to make a difference at Wageningen University & Research; and

  • Interact with global leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.

Papers will be evaluated by The World Food Prize Board of Reviewers. This distinguished group of educators and experts was established to mentor and personally encourage students. Reviewers write thoughtful, personalized feedback to each student who participates in the Youth Institute.

 

How to participate

To participate in the Wageningen Youth Institute, high school students research a global issue and write a paper under the supervision of a teacher or mentor (using the downloadable guideline above and resources below).

Sample Paper
Click the link to view a Global Challenge Sample Paper
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Paper Topic Resources
Click the link and you will find topic definitions, solution examples and suggested resources
to help get you started in your research
Global Challenge Office Hours
Join us for virtual office hours to ask WFPF Staff questions about your Global Challenge Paper or Roundtable Presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

Registration and paper submission are due online by: 16 February 2023.

Note: Registration and paper submission forms are not open at this time. Please bookmark this page and check back at a later date!

There is no registration cost to participate in the Institute.

For more information please contact Mirjam Troostat:

info.youthinstitute@wur.nl or at +31 317-482340

 

Further opportunities for participants:
 

The Global Youth Institute
The top high school students from each Youth Institute will be competitively selected as delegates to the Global Youth Institute, held every October in Des Moines, Iowa. 

The Global Youth Institute is an exciting three-day program where young leaders interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and the more than 1,000 global leaders from 65 countries attending the World Food Prize's annual international symposium.

 

Borlaug-Ruan International Internships
An all-expenses-paid, eight-week hands-on experience for high school students to work with world-renowned scientists and policymakers at leading research centers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Borlaug-Ruan Interns get a firsthand view of pressing food security and nutritional problems in poverty-stricken areas and take part in groundbreaking research.

All Borlaug Scholars are eligible to apply for the Borlaug Ruan International Internship. 

 

 

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