Cooperation Partners

Cooperation Partners

cooperation partners

Partner Universities

The Hochschule Geisenheim University has cooperation agreements with the departments of the following universities for the performance of joint doctorates



Universities Faculties Doctorate
Goethe-University, Frankfurt Biological Sciences (FB15) Dr. rer. nat.
Goethe-University, Frankfurt Geosciences/ Geography (FB11) Dr. rer. nat.
Justus Liebig University Giessen Biology and Chemistry (FB08) Dr. rer nat.
Justus Liebig University Giessen Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management Dr. rer. nat / Dr. oec. troph.
Kiel University Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences Dr. sc. agr.
Philipps-Universität, Marburg Biology (FB 17) Dr. rer. nat.
TU Darmstadt Architecture (FB 15) Dr.-Ing./Dr. phil.
University of Koblenz-Landau Natural and Environmental Sciences (FB 07) Dr. rer. nat.
Doctorate Platform Geisenheim-Giessen-Marburg

The Doctorate Platform Geisenheim-Giessen-Marburg supports joint doctoral projects of the participating universities.


  • Joint implementation of the doctoral procedures with the faculty 08 or 09 of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (JLU) as well as the faculty 17 of the Philipps-Universität Marburg (UMR)
  • Rationalisation of the application procedure
  • Development/utilisation of synergies in the training provision
  • Networking of young scientists from the participating universities


  • Provision of information for prospective doctoral candidates and for doctoral candidates on university requirements in the doctoral process.
  • Guideline for doctoral studies at the Hochschule Geisenheim University  in cooperation with JLU or UMR


French-German Graduate School

With the foundation of a French-German Graduate School "climate change impact on the sustainability of special crops and their products", the Hochschule Geisenheim University and the Université de Bordeaux, together with their associated Australian partners (University of Adelaide and Australian Wine Research Institute), bundled their expertise in this area.

The participating institutes have been working together since 2010 in the virtual BAG-Institute (Bordeaux-Adelaide-Geisenheim) on winegrowing and enological topics. The establishment of a joint doctoral program proves the success of the existing initiative and further strengthens the links between the individual institutes.
From  January 1, 2018, the doctoral college is receiving financial support from the French-German University  for four years.

The doctoral students complete their doctorates in a Cotutelle procedure between Bordeaux and Geisenheim and spend about half of their working hours at both locations. If the research topic allows it, the project can also be carried out in Adelaide. In addition, the young scientists network with each other and with external speakers in regular meetings.

The doctorate is awarded jointly by the Hochschule Geisenheim University and the Université de Bordeaux.

Funding from the French-German University includes mobility aids for doctoral candidates in the international phase, the promotion of guest lecturers at partner universities and the organization of topic-specific workshops.



BAG - Bordeaux-Adelaide-Geisenheim alliance

Three of the world's leading wine research organisations,

theInstitute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ISVV) (Bordeaux, France),

theAustralian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) (Adelaide, Australia) and the

Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) (Geisenheim, Germany),

have formed a new research alliance for wine.
The alliance, (formally referred to as) the BAG alliance will bring strategic advantages to the wine and wine industry in the three member regions through the exchange of people, projects and information.

The members of the alliance will share infrastructure and expertise across the entire grape and wine value chain.