Innovation Hub Directories

World Food System Center

 Scientific Competence Centers & Academic Networks and Initiatives

The World Food System Center was established at ETH Zurich based on the belief that the real-​world solutions needed to tackle the challenges our food system faces require collaboration from global and local stakeholders across the entire food value chain. To do so, we support multi-​ and transdisciplinary approaches to addressing these challenges through research, education, and outreach activities that contribute to sustainable food security.

Our Center aims to take a food systems approach because we believe we will be most successful when experts from different fields bring their diverse experiences to work together collaboratively. A food systems approach requires inter-​ and transdisciplinary methods that have the ability to consider activities, outcomes, interactions, as well as feedbacks and engage all relevant stakeholders. This requires new tools, new ways of thinking and new ways of working together.

  • Areas of Expertise: Animal Health, Environmental Science, Food & Nutrition, Plant Sciences
  • Services: Education & Training, Events, Research collaboration
  • Institution: ETH