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Academic Graduation Ceremony 2023: Congratulations to 162 Graduates

162 students graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the graduation ceremony marking the end of the summer semester 2023. The ceremony was held on Friday, July 28, in the Laiendormitorium of Kloser Eberbach. Three former doctoral students were also presented with their doctoral degrees. The ceremony was presented by Prof. Dr. Mirjam Hey, Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, who also honored Prof. Dr. Joachim Schmid, who had retired this spring after more than 30 years with the Department of Grapevine Breeding.

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Following the opening address, the graduates shared their personal experiences in a series of entertaining speeches. “Our graduation marks more than just an important chapter in our careers; it is an important milestone in ...

DOCTORAL OFFICE Announcement display dissertation Leonie Dries
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The following dissertation by Ms Leonie Dries, M.Sc. with the title „Microbial structure and diversity in the rhizosphere of grape vines (Vitis vinifera L.)“

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Location:      Doctoral Office, Hochschule Geisenheim University, building ...

Review: ICA Biodiversity Challenge 2023 | 744 species identified on our campus

In June, the sustainability activities at Hochschule Geisenheim University were dedicated to the topic of biodiversity. Many motivated staff and students diligently identified species and explored the campus in search of particularly rare plants and insects.

From May 22 to June 30, 2023, Hochschule Geisenheim University competed with 17 other European universities in the "BioBlitz 2023" - with the goal of finding out which plant and animal species shape and animate our campus. Together with many helping ...

Congratulations, Timo Strack!
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Congratulations, Timo Strack!

Timo Strack successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Comparison of terraced and steep slope vineyards emphasizing the impact of an altered viticultural system regarding physiology, health status and ...

Oenotrace: From the Vineyard to the Bottle – Tracing Sustainable Wine-Growing Practices With Full Transparency
Project structure and information flow

The international project network consisting of seven partners from five EU countries coordinated by Prof. Dr. Dimitrios S. Paraforos, Head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering at Hochschule Geisenheim University, aims to develop a holistic ...

Doctoral Office - Announcement Oral Defence Timo Strack

Mr. Timo Strack, M.Sc. will defend his doctoral thesis with the title:

“Comparison of terraced and steep slope vineyards emphasizing the impact of an altered viticultural system regarding physiology, health status and distinctive berry quality ...

LOEWE Start Professorship Goes to Geisenheim's Plant Breeding Expert Prof. Dr. Voss-Fels
Picture: Torsten Silz

Two million euros of LOEWE funds to expand breeding research in Geisenheim

Hochschule Geisenheim University has been awarded its first LOEWE start professorship. It goes to Prof. Dr. Kai Peter Voss-Fels, Professorship for Grapevine Breeding, who will extend the scope of breeding activities to other special crops by ...

Refugee Project – Learn German! at Hochschule Geisenheim University
Highly motivated Ukrainians from the Rheingau with instructor Katharina Betker-Zawisko (third from right)

Since the beginning of the year, Hochschule Geisenheim University's International Center has again been supporting refugees in the Rheingau region as part of a project funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts ...

Powerful Wine Expertise and a Firework of Culinary Delights: Masters of Wine Visit Hochschule Geisenheim University
Picture: Torsten Silz

On the evening of June 30, 2023, Hochschule Geisenheim University was proud to welcome a group of 20 guests from among the 500 participants of the 10th International Symposium of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

To kick off the evening, the group took a ride on the Rüdesheim “Vineyard Express” to visit the region’s famous “Krähennest” vineyard, which is managed by the university. To get a true sense of the vineyard's special character, the group tasted two ...

Doctoral Office - Announcement Oral Defence Pierre Moulis

The Oral Defence of Pierre Moulis will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 starting 08:15 a.m. at Université Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin in France with the title

“Exploration of the phenomena associated with the production ...