LMU Klinikum
Center for International Health CIHLMU
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Global Nutrition

Next Dates: tba
Course Language: English
Registration: CLOSED
Registration Deadline: tba
Course credits: 3 ECTS
Costs: EUR 200
Location: online


In our rapidly changing world, the paradox of global nutrition is particularly evident. While countless people struggle with food shortages and malnutrition, another growing segment of the population struggles with the health consequences of overeating. This contrast, this dual challenge, presents a complex picture that demands immediate attention.
Why, in an era of technological advances and increased agricultural production, do so many people still struggle with hunger? Why, despite the abundance of food in certain regions, are many people struggling with health consequences due to poor dietary habits and overconsumption? And how do the challenges of climate change, political instability, socioeconomic inequalities, and cultural influences complicate the global food situation?

Welcome to the "Global Nutrition" course, a comprehensive exploration of the world's nutritional challenges and the interconnected factors influencing them.Whether you're a student, a health professional, an activist, or simply a concerned global citizen, this course aims to equip you with the knowledge and insights to contribute meaningfully to the discourse on global nutrition. Together, let's journey through the intricacies of our global food system, understand its imperfections, and envisage a world where everyone has access to a healthy, balanced diet. Welcome aboard!

Please find the course flyer here.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module, course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the biggest challenges around food production and consumption worldwide, considering the impact of Climate Change on our Food Systems,
  • Appraise the interconnected nature of nutritional problems with focus on low-resource settings,
  • Recognize the impact of nutrition on human health,
  • Explain the Planetary Health diet and discuss its advantages and disadvantages in addressing malnutrition worldwide,
  • Define and examine social, economic, cultural, and environmental influences on food access and dietary choices, and
  • Explain and critically discuss global and local strategies to address malnutrition.

Course Schedule:

  • April 14, 2023, 10 am - 4 pm CEST, Kick-off Meeting with introduction into the topic and the course
  • April 17 - 28, 2023, 12 - 4 pm CEST, online course with lecturers, discussions, group activities and presentations

Please find here this year´s course agenda as an example. Please note that the course content may change based on the availability of lecturer.


Registration for this year´s course is closed.

Cancellation policy: For cancellations made before the registration deadline, a non-refundable fee of 50 EUR will be charged. For cancellations made after the registration deadline until the course start, a non-refundable fee of 100 EUR will be charged. In case of no-shows or cancellations from the start of the course, the full course fee will be charged.

Optional addition to the course:

If you want to expand your knowledge and learn more about global nutritional concerns and the future of our food, join us at our Future of Food symposium.

Scholarship Opportunities:

The Teaching and Training Unit (TTU) would like to offer students from low- and middle-income settings in Germany and worldwide the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to reduce or waive the respective tuition fees, provided that places in the Advanced Module are still available. Please note that a decision on such course fee reductions will only be made on an individual basis. Therefore, if you are interested, please send us your CV and a letter of motivation (no longer than 500 words) outlining your current situation and personal motivation for attending the Advanced Module.
For further information, feel free to contact our team at the TTU: ttu@lrz.uni-muenchen.de.