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FREE short course on “Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives” is now open for application

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FREE short course on “Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives” is now open for application

A FREE short course “Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives” (6 Sep – 30 Oct 2019; every Wed & Fri evening) organised by Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and in collaboration with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) is now open for application.


Despite the advancement in economic development and food technology, there are people living without the basic supply of sufficient and clean foods require for their physiological well-being. The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. This course introduces the factors affecting the sustainability of the contemporary food systems at both local and global perspectives. Areas including technological advancement, economic drive, political stability, as well as socio-cultural influences will be analyzed critically as insights to tackle the challenge of future food crisis.


This is a re-run of the same course held in Jan-Mar 2019 and Jan-Mar 2018.


Course Date & Time

6 Sept – 30 Oct 2019

Every Wednesday and Friday evenings 18:30 - 21:30

Course Coordinator

Dr Tony YUNG

Senior Lecturer, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

Application Methods

Please click this link for online application

Deadline for application: 20 Aug 2019 (Tues)

*Places are limited and on first-come-first-serve basis

Application Criteria

  • Holder of a bachelor degree
  • Competent in English (the course will be taught in English with interactive discussion throughout the lectures)
  • Student who already took the same course previously will NOT be considered

Application Results

23 Aug 2019 (Fri)

Both successful and non-successful applicants will receive notice


Certificate course students (Occasional students) are required to finish the group presentation.

Write up and quizzes are OPTIONAL.


For more details on the programme and course structure, please see: Course Details.pdf


For further enquiries, please contact Dr Tony Yung (Email: [email protected]; Tel: 2252 8468). The course website can be accessed here.

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