“All they want is to be able to communicate”

Geisenheim University is supporting refugees inthe Rheingau, who are capable of studying at a university level, with their linguistic and social integration

The region of the Rheingau, Germany, German culture, and the weather are some of the topics that Paula Faber and Max Tafel discuss with the refugees, who are participating in the support programs Integra and Welcome at Geisenheim University. The programs, funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are aimed at helping refugees prepare for their studies in Germany. The steps towards the success of these programs are realised by the International Office, the Language Center, and the Integration Officer of Geisenheim University, Dr. Moustafa Selim. With Integra, the university offers an intensive German course for refugees who received their university entrance certificate (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) in their home country, or who had even started studying there already. Through Welcome, the refugees learn how to socially integrate themselves in German culture and lifestyle.

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Nĭ hăo: Language Courses at Hochschule Geisenheim University

Interested in learning Japanese, French or even Chinese? Register now in StudIP! Our language courses are aimed at preparing students from all degree programs for their required language modules. They are not a prerequisite of the language modules. The language courses are generally 2 teaching hours per week throughout the semester (winter and summer) and include an intensive course during the semester break, the date of which will be given in the first lesson. There is an attendance requirement for all 3 parts of the course.

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Geisenheim’s Wine Production: a student vineyard dream

A winery run by students, for students. Their own brand and concept in which students are responsible for the success of their own product. This is the dream behind Geisenheim’s Wine Production. Since last year, students studying International Wine Business and Viticulture & Enology, together with Prof. Robert Göbel, have been working on making this dream a reality. In the winter semester of 2015/16, Geisenheim students in their 5th and 6th semester, and 20 students from the Hochschule for Gestaltung Offenbach (HfG) developed four competing brand concepts, which they presented to a specialised jury at the end of the summer semester 2016.

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“In summer, all it does is rain”

The Language Centre of Hochschule Geisenheim University is starting a two-week intensive German course for refugees.

What does Germany have that Syria does not ? “Here, the food is different, there are a lot of vegetables that I had never seen before”, says 16-year old Ahmed Al Shawakh. “It’s cold”, exclaims his sister Enas. “And in summer, all it does is rain”, adds Ahmed. “Germany has forests, Syria has more deserts.” Ahmed and Enas are two of 16 refugees who have been participating for free in the intensive German course of the Language Centre of Hochschule Geisenheim University.

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Plant research benefits society as a whole

Professors of Hochschule Geisenheim University present their work

They develop botanical fine particle filters for cities and by restoring ecosystems, they ensure that humans will continue to benefit from the services nature provides:  day in, day out, the scientists at Hochschule Geisenheim University conduct research on issues affecting the whole of society.  On Thursday, April 21, 2016, Prof.  Ilona Leyer, Head of the Working Group on Plant Ecology and Environmental Protection, and Prof. Heiko Mibus-Schoppe, Head of the Department of Urban Horticulture and Ornamental Plant Research, presented a cross-section of their work at their ‘inaugural lectures’ on the Geisenheim campus.

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Prizes awarded for research on canopy management and UV-C irradiation of vines

Rheingauer Volksbank rewards outstanding students from Hochschule Geisenheim University with €1000 each

Climate change doesn’t stop at the vineyards: scarcely predictable weather conditions impede the fight against vine diseases and rising temperatures mean that grapes are producing more sugar, which results inwines with a higher alcohol content.  Two students studying for a B.Sc. in Viticulture and Enology at Hochschule Geisenheim University have found appropriate solutions to these challenges – and have now been awarded the Rheingauer-Volksbank-Preis.  They were presented with the award and €1000 prize money each at a ceremony held on April 22, 2016.

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First Runner-up Paper Award for Maximilian Iselborn and Prof. Dr. Simone Loose in Adelaide

At the 9th Academy of Wine Business Research, the Runner-up Best Paper Award was won by Maximilian Iselbornand Prof. Simone Loose for their paper „Which success factors drive profitability of privately owned wineries“.

The Academy of Wine Business Research is the most important forum worldwide for research in this area, with more than 80 international papers presented. The Geisenheim researchers analyzed economics factors and their influence on the success of German bottled wine.

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Winning design “Una Pizza Vegetariana” in the 9th show garden competition for the “FürstlichesGartenfest” at the Fasanerie Palace

“Una Pizza Vegetariana” is the name of this year’s winning design from Hochschule Geisenheim University in the 9th show garden competition for the “FürstlichesGartenfest” at the Fasanerie Palace. Landscape Architecture students Henriette Derix and Eva Schmidt convinced the jury with their imaginative interpretation of this culinary export hit on this year’s special theme “Italy”. The second prize also went to Geisenheim for “UtoPisa”, a fantastic, green, Leaning Tower of Pisa designed by Kai Faust and Martina Heims. Third prize was won by the TU-Dresden for “A Day at the Seaside”.

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A New Type of University – Endless Possibilities

Only by combining a lot of viewpoints, is it possible to find new ones.

What would research be without practical experience? What would practical experience be without the knowledge gained from research? And what would education be without practical experience and the possibility to get right down to the roots of something? This is the reason why Research, Education and Practical Experience at Geisenheim University don’t just exist side by side, but are interactively linked, thus profiting greatly from each other.
The degree programs at our new type of university specialize in educating our students through the application of scientific methods and practical skills, also creating the scientists of the future.
The faculty of Geisenheim separated from the Hochschule RheinMain on January 1, 2013 and merged with the Research Center Geisenheim, to become Hochschule Geisenheim University.
You can find a comprehensive overview of the activities of all the areas within our new type of university, which is the first of its kind in Germany, at www.geisenheim-university.de.

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