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Hochschule Geisenheim University

The best of both worlds: in its teaching as well as its research, Hochschule Geisenheim University combines the strengths of a traditional research university and a university of applied sciences or Fachhochschule.

We offer our students eight practice-oriented bachelor’s degree programs, each leading to a professional qualification, and nine research-based master’s degree programs. Our doctoral students complete their PhDs in co-operation with renowned German and foreign universities; students and scientists alike benefit from our strong international network of partners.

Our research is equally application- and theory-based, with the main focus on the field of special crops in viticulture and horticulture and their diverse production and processing areas. We combine this with the fields of fresh produce logistics, food safety, business administration and marketing. Planning and design are two further key areas encompassing landscape architecture, landscape gardening and environmental conservation. It is this diversity and international approach that define the Geisenheim Profile.

Our aim, our direction, our values!

We want to define a new form of university, bringing our knowledge into public use through the consistent combining of academia and practice, together with lifelong learning. The combination of studying, career and family is also a major part of our responsibility as a certified family-friendly university.

We have an equal responsibility towards our students, teaching staff, industry, research and development, public communities and administration and political and business decision makers, as well as being firmly part of the region. Our university culture is built on personal commitment and open, mutually-respectful communication.


The “Königlich Preußische Lehranstalt für Obst- und Weinbau” (Royal Prussian College for Fruit Growing and Viticulture), founded by Baron Eduard von Lade in Geisenheim, was officially inaugurated on October 19, 1872, and has grown to become “Hochschule Geisenheim University” on January 1, 2013.

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