News archive (retroactive until 2013)

Geisenheim Scientists receive Certificate of Participation as Visiting Professors in Ukraine

Countless cultural property has been damaged or destroyed during the war in Ukraine. Before the Russian invasion, there were about 400 museum, 3,000 cultural sites and seven world heritage sites in Ukraine, e.g. the historic town center of Lviv close to the Polytechnic National University.

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Geisenheim Prize for Voluntary Commitment awarded to Student Initiatives

For the first time, this year’s “Geisenheim Prize for Voluntary Commitment“ was not awarded to individuals but to various student initiatives that support those affected by the war in Ukraine and refugees in Germany. Many students, and our Ukrainian students in particular, showed great commitment by...

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"An Integral Part of Society": Hochschule Geisenheim University celebrates 150 Years of Teaching and Research

In an academic ceremony on October 19, Hochschule Geisenheim University celebrated the 150th anniversary of the institution. Boris Rhein, Minister President of the State of Hesse, Ayse Asar, State Secretary of the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and the Arts, and other...

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2022 DAAD Award presented to Viticulture Student Andreas Grell Gudiksen

The 2022 DAAD Award worth EUR 1,000 has been awarded to our M.Sc. Viticulture, Enology and Wine Business student Andreas Grell Gudiksen. Prof. Dr. Alexander von Birgelen, Vice-President of Academic & Student Affairs presented the award as part of the first-semester welcome on October 17, 2022.


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Hochschule Geisenheim University finishes 4th in Academic Bicycle Challenge 2022

At the end of summer, Hochschule Geisenheim University took part in the Academic Bicycle Challenge for the third time. Even though rain in the second half of September washed away the chances of a better ranking, our sporty students and staff collected 3,844 kilometers on their bikes which puts our...

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Geisenheim Scientist Takes Part in International Research Campaign 2022 in Iceland

Environmental impacts of climate-related ice melt in Arctic glacier streams


Global glacier mass loss has accelerated in the previous years. Between 2000 and 2019, glaciers lost a mass of 267 ± 16 gigatons a year, which is equivalent to 21 ± 3 % of the recorded global sea level rise.

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Teaching Forum 2022: One Day Dedicated to Excellent Teaching at Hochschule Geisenheim University

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First Teaching Forum held at Hochschule Geisenheim University on September 23, 2022 reflected on teaching strategies and concepts.

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3rd Rheingau Founders‘ Award: Apply now!

In cooperation with Rheingauer Volksbank and other regional partners, Gründungsfabrik Rheingau is looking for innovative business ideas. For the third time, the “Rheingau Founders’ Award” provides a perfect setting to honor creative and trendsetting ideas from the Rheingau Taunus District. Students,...

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Terraced Vineyards as a Strategy for the Future of Steep Slope Viticulture

What are the benefits of terraced vineyards for winegrowers? How does nature benefit, what are the economic effects and what does the future of steep slope viticulture look like? At the beginning of September, a team of Geisenheim researchers working at the Departments of General and Organic...

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Teaching Forum 2022 – Reflecting on Teaching

On September 23, Hochschule Geisenheim University will host the first Teaching Forum. As part of the program, teaching staff and interested employees will have the opportunity to learn more about selected topics in higher education didactics and exchange ideas.

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