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.
Together with Fresenius University (Idstein), Geisenheim University educates the experts-to-be in food safety. The students analyze, assess and ensure the quality of food in an inter-disciplinary environment – they combine the competencies of food technologists and chemists. Apart from legal issues and technology, chemistry, biology and analysis are in focus, since guaranteeing food safety means the application of the natural sciences. Case studies, projects and excursions cater for optimal networking.
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.