With a forward-looking range of subjects related to practice and interesting research projects, Geisenheim University offers an optimal start in horticulture whether your interest is rural or urban-based. Natural sciences, economics and technical foundations are all part of the curriculum. In addition, a variety of main topics in all cultivation areas is offered, from the efficiency of resources to organic cultivation and urban horticulture as well as breeding, marketing and sales of plants; rosy career prospects indeed!
From the production to the shopping basket: the students develop a comprehensive understanding of food and supply chains. The theoretical and practical foundation of the production of fresh goods are just as much on the timetable as logistics and storage technology, corporate management and sales management. In close vicinity to the hub of the global flow of goods, at Frankfurt Airport, and nestled in an excellent corporate network, they study at the pulse of the entire industry.
Innovative robotics in the vineyard, the most modern production processes as well as traditional techniques in the cellar and the direct transfer of research findings in the practice characterize the degree program. Budding enologists receive the basic tools for the growing and development of high quality wines as well as their sales. Through many internships and projects they will have the opportunity to gain career-relevant experience. The expertise in organic viticulture in Geisenheim as well as in vine cultivation and climate change research provides the students with a real increase in knowledge – and so does the international network.
Climate impact research, plant stress, phytomedicine, molecular biology and horticultural economics: the Master’s degree in Horticultural Science focuses on current issues. As well as specific research projects, the students’ agenda includes the theoretical principles of their subject, scientific work methods and the development of key qualifications. Students are welcome to complete their generally research-orientated master’s thesis – as well as their second semester – abroad.
The master’s degree program UMSB (Environmental Management and Urban Planning in Metropolitan Areas) is unique in the German university landscape. It provides students with a professional and scientifically sound foundation, empowering them to solve the design challenges posed by settlement change, particularly in urban areas. The program is interdisciplinary: students combine environmental science and planning know-how from the areas of landscape architecture, civil engineering, urban development/urban planning and science, with knowledge and skills from the administrative sciences and management fields.