News Archive (dating back to 2013)

Geisenheimer for Life: Graduation Ceremony Held at Eberbach Monastery
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Credits: Winfried Schönbach

About 140 graduates from all bachelor’s and master’s programs celebrated their academic achievements in a festive ceremony held in the Laiendormitorium at Eberbach Monastery on February 17, 2023.

The impressive atmosphere of Eberbach Monastery provided the perfect setting for the Geisenheim graduates to receive their certificates. A total of 138 students (62 women) graduated this year (109 with bachelor’s degrees, 29 with master’s degrees). ...

Congratulations, Fabian Mengel!
source T. Hartung, HGU

Mr Mengel successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled "Kosten- und Margenstrukturen von Weingütern" on January 26th, 2023 at Hochschule Geisenheim University.

The Doctorate was supervised by Professor Dr. Andreas Kurth, Department of Wine and ...

ProWein Business Report 2022 out now
Credit: Messe Düsseldorf ProWein

The wine industry responds proactively to the economic crisis

Commissioned by ProWein, Hochschule Geisenheim University polled experts from throughout the world across the entire value chain of the wine industry in late 2022, for the sixth time now. Participants include wine producers from the most important ...

AG Begleitforschung: Position Paper on the Expansion of Agrivoltaics Published
Installation of the solar panels in December 2022 ©Dennis Jouaux, Hochschule Geisenheim University

If Germany’s energy system is to become greenhouse gas neutral by 2045, the use of renewable energy must be expanded at a much faster rate. In this context, agri-PV systems are an innovative solution to meet our climate targets because they improve land use efficiency: solar panels mounted above agricultural land generate electricity while crops grow underneath.

In fruit and wine growing, agrivoltaic systems can provide additional benefits by shielding crops from adverse weather conditions such as hailstorms. They can also reduce evapotranspiration, mitigate the effects of late frosts, and prevent fruit ...

VITIFIT Collaborative Project Presented at the 2023 International Green Week
Federal Agricultural Minister Cem Özdemir with project leader Prof. Dr. Berkelmann-Löhnertz.

The International Green Week (IGW) is one of the most traditional and popular trade fairs in Germany. As the no. 1 international trade fair for food, agriculture and horticulture, the Green Week also showcases innovative projects and products from ...

Congratulations, Thomas Muschkullus!

Thomas Muschkullus, M.Sc. successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled "Dealing with the complexity of large scale infrastructure projects" on December 9th, 2022 at Hochschule Geisenheim University.

The Doctorate was supervised by Professor Dr. ...

Congratulations, Elisabeth Obermair!
Source T. Hartung, HGU

Ms Obermair successfully defended her doctoral thesis titled "Logistics challenges in omni-channel grocery retailing" on December 8th 2022 at Hochschule Geisenheim University.

The Doctorate was supervised by Professor Dr. Andreas Holzapfel, ...

Two New Geisenheim Reports Available
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Volume 95 by Yvette Wohlfahrt and volume 96 by Linda Bitsch

Two new Geisenheim Reports have been published recently:


Volume 95 - Yvette Wohlfahrt

Effects of elevated CO2 on physiology, yield and fruit composition of Vitis vinifera L. cvs. Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon

ISBN 13 978-3-934742-87-1

€ 23.00


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Inaugural Lecture Held by Prof. Moritz Wagner
Credit: Winfried Schönbach

In his inaugural lecture held on December 7, 2022 on campus Geisenheim, Prof. Wagner introduced his current and future priorities in teaching and research.

Professor Wagner took up the newly created Professorship for Sustainable Use of Resources and Life Cycle Analyses for Special Crops in fall 2021 and inspired his audience with his inaugural lecture on “Grüner Wein – Auf dem Weg zur ganzheitlichen ...