Nutrition and Biodiversity as tools of Well Being - NuBioEYZHN2015

SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT - Department of Environment
SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT - Department of Food Science and Nutrition
24 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition and the Department of Environment of the University of the Aegean, is pleased to invite you to the International Summer School taking place in Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece on 24th - 29th of August, 2015 entitled:

Nutrition and Biodiversity as tools of Well Being


Content - Topics
The present Summer School aims at presenting, analyzing and evaluating the crucial role of Nutrition and Biodiversity in improving the quality of human life, as well as highlighting the necessity of a synergistic interdependence between the two so that Well Being is achieved.


The term Well Being refers to a lifestyle which focuses on improving human living conditions and personal welfare and prosperity at all levels. It is considered as the supreme good which presupposes physical and mental health in harmony with the natural and social environment and according to the relevant ancient Greek quote “sound mind in a healthy body”.

The people in modern societies live and work with the intention of creating ideal conditions so that their quality of life is optimized. The findings of Nutrition and Environmental sciences, as well as the methodological approaches they have developed, are multifunctional tools in the achievement and long-term sustainability of Well Being.

Recent epidemiological studies confirm that nutrition can be a means of promotion and protection of physical health. Preserving biodiversity and protecting the ecosystems are equally crucial presuppositions for achieving Well Being. In addition, through the multidimensional value of biodiversity, new nutritional weapons constantly appear to prevent and cure chronic human diseases.

In this framework, the subject matter of the Summer School is going to be developed along three individual axes. The first two axes are going to evaluate the distinctive crucial role of Nutrition and Biodiversity in human health and on the quality of life, while the third one is going to stress the importance of the harmonious coexistence and interdependence between them for achieving Well Being.


The participants attending successfully the Summer School will be awarded a certificate of attendance which will provide them with 4 ECTS.


Photos by P.G. Dimitrakopoulos and D. Tzekou


The “University of the Aegean Summer Schools” are supported by the project «The University of the Aegean, the prominent and driving factor for the economic and social growth of the wide Aegean area» of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, which is co-funded by European Union (European Social Fund) and National Resources.