2023 Summer Courses

The Manna Center Program 

Food Security Summer Institute 2023 

July 2 - July7 - Physiology and Pathology of Post Harvest Crops 



Summer program


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tel Aviv University reserves the right to cancel the program below due to low registration. 


Program Overview

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 top-level academic courses, you will participate in an exciting social and cultural program, that will allow you to interact with other students and to be exposed to Israeli agricultural innovations.


The purpose of this program is to explore the many dimensions of food security. Together, students and lecturers from different countries and disciplines will develop a new “language” of FOOD SECURITY – in a manner of true interdisciplinary education.


The Food Safety and Security Summer Institute is open to graduate students from any institution of higher learning worldwide. 


Lecturers will include faculty from Tel Aviv University and leading experts from other institutions in Israel and abroad.


Students successfully completing the Summer Institute courses will receive a Certificate of Participation as well as an academic transcript acceptable at most universities worldwide.


Program Highlights

  • Stimulate your mind by gaining academic credits at one of the world’s leading universities.
  • Interact with students from around the world and be acquainted  with innovative Israeli agriculture.
  • Explore the wonders of Israel via some fascinating overnight excursions and cultural activities across the country.



July 2rd - July 7thPhysiology and Pathology of Post-harvest Crops

(*Life Sciences or Agricultural background is mandatory)


*Courses are each one-week in length

*All courses are taught in English

*The course length will be 26 academic hours (2 credits each)


Who is it for

We invite applications from graduate studies with an interest or wider understanding of food safety and security from the following fields: 

  • Biology
  • Public Health and Nutrition 
  • Policy, Economics and Law


As well as professionals with an interest in Food Safety and Security working in:

  • Government, NGOs or the private sector 



For registration, please visit here.



June 19th 2023 

The courses have limited places and we recommend to register as soon as possible.



Each course costs $900 and $60 one-time registration fee.

Not including housing and medical insurance.

Partial scholarships will be available.

*Information about scholarship for students from India and China is here.



For more information, contact us at foodsecurity@tauex.tau.ac.il

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