University Council

§ 42 HHG: Hochschulrat

The council’s role is to support the university in its development, especially concerning meeting the demands of the professional world. The council is involved in the management of financial resources in the university, the appointment process and its approval must be gained on developmental planning for the university. 


  • Dr. Rowald Hepp
    Estate Manager Schloss Vollrads, previously Chair of the Scientific Council, Geisenheim Research Institute

  • Dr. Hans-Henning Wiegmann
    formerly personally liable partner in Oetker Gruppe, prev. Management Spokesman at Henkell  & Co AG

  • Christof Heil
    Managing Partner at Kelterei Heil OHG

  • Prof. Dr. Clemens Klockner
    former President of Hochschule RheinMain, member of the Scientific Council

  • Prof. Dr. Georg F. Backhaus
    President of the Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Institute for Cultivated Plants, Quedlinburg

  • Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel
    President of the Federal Office for Nature Conservation (BfN)

  • Dr. Christoph-Friedrich von Braun, M. Sc.
    Director, Andrea von Braun Stiftung

  • Prof. Dr. Hanns H. Seidler
    Director, Center for Science & Research Management, Speyer, ZWM (Managing Director)

1 representative of the Ministry of Agriculture
1 representative of the Hessian Ministry of Science & Arts

Committee's offices

Julia Baumberger, MA

Von-Lade-Straße 1
65366 Geisenheim

Tel. +49 6722 502 201
E-Mail Julia.Baumbergerhs-gmde