University of Hohenheim
70593 Stuttgart
Email: agrar@uni-hohenheim.de
Phone: + 49 (0) 711 459-22322
Web: www.uni-hohenheim.de


Scientists involved in Grassnet:

Prof. Dr. Folkard Asch
Dr. Marcus Giese
Dr. Anna Treydte

University of Hohenheim

Structure: The largest faculty of the University of Hohenheim is the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, in which about half of the student population is enrolled. About 30 per cent study at the Faculty Agricultural Sciences, about 20 per cent at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is organized into 16 departments with 48 professors and 5 research stations.
Mission: Two important aspects of the university's philosophy are multidisciplinary and innovation. This guiding philosophy determines the aims of research and teaching at Hohenheim as well as societal integration.

In teaching and research the faculty of Agriculture contributes considerably to the development and the evaluation of sustainable, production procedures in agriculture and food industry, rural areas, as well as to animal welfare, consumer- and environmental protection.

In basic research the faculty enhances the theoretical and methodical base of agriculture and nutrition sciences. The applied action- and process-oriented research is designed to find solutions for global social problems.
Main objectives: Until 2015 the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences will extend the following key aspects:

  • Genomic Diversity (in Agriculture Production): Characterisation and Use of Genomic Diversity of Plants, Animals and Microorganism
  • Climate Change and Scares Resources: Adaption and Mitigation Strategies
  • Global Food Security
  • Quality and Safety in the Food Chain
Research: Key aspects in Research and Teaching:

The Faculty of AgSciences is concentrating its research projects and teaching to 7 key aspects:

  • Soil Sciences and Landscape Ecology
  • Plant Productions Systems, Plant Nutrition and Quality Control
  • Plant Breeding, Plant Protection and Biotechnology
  • Animal Sciences and Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Engineering
  • Economics and Social Sciences of Agriculture and Nutritional Science
  • Tropical Agriculture, Nutrition and Resource Sciences

The aim is to conduct research on all aspects of the 'Food Chain' and evenly allocate research in the areas of agriculture, primary production and the use and protection of resources.

Education: Currently, more than 7000 students attend a total of 33 courses of study in the fields of "General and Applied Natural Sciences“, "Agricultural Sciences" and "Economic and Social Sciences“.
The faculty of Agriculture offers 13 study programs of which 7 MSc programs are taught in English.
Students can major within the MSc programs in Crop Production Systems, Farming and Rural Systems Development, Livestock Production Systems and Development, Water and Soil as
Resources, Ecology and Agro-ecosystems with a specialization in Natural Resource Management, Plant and Animal Production or Rural Development Economics.
MSc programs Faculty of Agriculture:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Economics
  • AgSciences in the Tropics & Subtropics
  • Crop Sciences
  • Environmental Science – Soil, Water & Biodiversity
  • Agricultural Biology
  • Organic Food Chain Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Integrated Watershed Management

Among the MSc programs two have a major focus on tropical issues. The MSc program "Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics" (AgriTropics), currently coordinated by Prof. Folkard Asch, was awarded with the quality label "TOP 10 International Master's Degree Courses Made in Germany" by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).