About our values

Cereals as the foundation of a good nutrition
Photo: K. Kühn

Adequate Nutrition as Human Right

Eradication of poverty and promotion of sustainable development is clearly related to nutritional improvement and capacity building. This relates likewise to the Millennium Developmental Goals, the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. As nutrition scientists we take on the responsibility to contribute to the world becoming a better place.

Cereals as the foundation of a good nutrition
Photo: K. Kühn
Traditional market in Thailand
Photo: K. Kühn

From Insights to Solutions

The Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition considers problem oriented approaches. By focusing on applied science we strive to translate research into easy to use and on-site solutions. This will empower individuals to effect change and improve their lives.

Traditional market in Thailand
Photo: K. Kühn
Yellow fleshed cassava as example for successful biofortification
Photo: BioAnalyt

Global Capacity Building

The Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition supports capacity building in research and teaching throughout the world. Global reach is achieved through our presence in the region, by establishing e-Learning programs and visiting scientists at our academic centre in Germany. The Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition builds the research capacity of scientists in developing and developed countries alike to address nutrition as a most important factor in health and wellbeing.

Yellow fleshed cassava as example for successful biofortification
Photo: BioAnalyt
Usage of a rapid test kit in the laboratory
Photo: F. J. Schweigert

Rigorous Science and Expertise

The Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition belongs to the University of Potsdam. The university is an international community with many faces and stories. Regarding nutrition Potsdam is one the top place to study in Germany. Reasons are the fundamental science focus represented by many international recognized researchers at the University and the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) alike.

Usage of a rapid test kit in the laboratory
Photo: F. J. Schweigert
Edible insects at a market in Asia
Photo: F. J. Schweigert

Changing the Way the World thinks

The Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition is an academic institution. In the unity of teaching and research, we confront difficult issues facing people in the developing world – living in a world without adequate nutrition causing disease and death. To feed the ever growing world population we need to rethink what we will eat in the future.

Edible insects at a market in Asia
Photo: F. J. Schweigert
The Campus "Neues Palais" of the University of Potsdam
Photo: K. Fritze

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The Campus "Neues Palais" of the University of Potsdam
Photo: K. Fritze