Competence Center Cultural Landscape (KULT)

Sustainable cultivated landscape development

Luftbild des Rheins mit Auen und kleinen Städten. © Hochschule Geisenheim

Today's modern age is causing great changes in cultivated landscapes. The use of landscapes through intensification of land use (agriculture, forestry, settlements, energy generation etc.) leads to ever more profound changes in these high-quality cultural landscapes. Characteristics such as historical elements and diversity, which determine value are irretrievably lost.

The Competence Center for Cultural Landscape (KULT) deals with this problem and develops strategies and approaches to promote sustainable development of cultivated landscapes.

Areas of Interests


The network sees itself as a ‘thinking factory’, which promotes the technical discourse on new and current topics between experts from science and practice and develops initiatives from them. These can be education and information, as well as research and practical projects.

It wants to represent the “state-of-the-art” on current issues of nature conservation and landscape development, identify any gaps in knowledge and implementation, and also show possible solutions.

If you would like to be included in the network, please send us an email.

Research and development
Eine Person notiert etwas auf einem Blatt Papier, daneben liegen eine Lupe und Pflanzenteile © Hochschule Geisenheim /

The niche of the Competence Center is the close networking of science and practical application; especially here there are major deficits in the federal and state governments.

A network is being set up consisting of application-oriented funders, researchers, and practice partners, who are all interested in the direct implementation of research results in their daily work.

As a result, work is being carried out in a more practice-oriented way than before on the most urgent issues of cultivated landscape development. To do this, people of various disciplines network with each other.

Continuing Education
Eine Hand legt das Blatt eines Baumes auf ein Buch zur Bestimmung von Pflanzen. © Hochschschule Geisenheim

The plan is to create a modular, occupational training system, offering varying training formats ranging from one-day or multi-day seminars to part-time master's degrees.

This further education program is not to be found in Geisenheim alone, but in a nationwide network. Methods of self-determined eLearning with presence phases are used in many cases.


If you have any questions please contact us: kulturlandschaft(at)


12. bis 14. März 2018 Conference: Wildnis-Tagung at Kassel University

14. März 2018 Network meeting at Hochschule Geisenheim University


Eckhard Jedicke
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Jedicke
Building 7100
Room 01.05
Phone +49 6722 502 760
Eckhard.Jedicke(at) Details
Alexander Peters
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexander Peters, M.H.Edu
Building 6701
Room 104
Phone +49 6722 502 772
Alexander.Peters(at) Details