The Chairman of the Election Committee, Dr. Christian von Wallbrunn hereby announces that Prof. Dr. Alexander von Birgelen has been elected in the first ballot to the position of Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs of Hochschule Geisenheim University for a period of three years.
The election, which was open to members of the University, took place within the scope of an elective assembly on November 19, 2019. The election took place by secret ballot. The counting of the votes cast and the determination of election results are as follows:
First ballot: (Yes votes: 26 / No votes: 0 / Abstentions: 2)
- Number of electors: 34
- Number of votes cast: 28
- Number of valid votes cast: 28
- Number of invalid votes cast: 0
Alexander von Birgelen studied Landscape Planning, majoring in Planting Design at the Technical University in Berlin. Following his studies he worked as a freelance landscape planner. In 2008 he co-founded the Berlin planning office Strauchpoeten. From 2006 to 2010 he worked as an academic staff member at the Technical University of Berlin, in the Department of Planting Design and Vegetation Technology. This was followed by a position as deputy professor for planting design at the Technical University of Dresden from 2011 to 2015. In 2014 In 2014 Alexander von Birgelen completed his doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin on the topic: "The Vegetation of Urban Reconstruction Landscapes in Large Housing Estates of the 1970s and 1980s in East Germany - Potential and Limitations of their Open Space Development". In October 2015 he was appointed Professor for Bedding Plant Science and Planting Design at Hochschule Geisenheim University and Head of the maintenance and development of the University's parks. Alexander von Birgelen has been involved in the Germany-wide Working Group on Planting Design since 2005.