University News – Research

New Opportunities for the Development of Steep Slopes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley

The unique terraced landscape along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley used to be widely known for its abundance of vineyards and orchards, but the scene has changed over the last decades which is clearly reflected by the many fallow areas along the Rhine and its side valleys. How can we preserve the...

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

Hochschule Geisenheim University Celebrates 319 Graduates in Schloss Johannisberg

This year, we had two reasons to celebrate: In a festive ceremony held in Schloss Johannisberg on Friday, July 29, Hochschule Geisenheim University said goodbye to two graduating classes – winter semester 2021/22 and summer semester 2022. In addition to 319 graduates who received their well-deserved...

read more

"Blockchain in the Wine Industry" forum at Hochschule Geisenheim University

In 2008, an individual or group under the pseudonym Satoshi Jakamoto published the Bitcoin Protocol whitepaper with the goal of laying the foundation for a free and independent digital currency. The Bitcoin protocol works with algorithmic trust instead of a central and coordinating authority....

read more

Congratulations, Anne-Katrin Kleih!

Ms Kleih successfully defended her doctoral thesis titled „Fresh fruit and vegetable branding: Investigating consumer behavior with visual and mixed methods“ on July 12th, 2022 at Hochschule Geisenheim University.
The cooperative Doctorate was supervised by Prof. Dr. Kai Sparke, Department of Fresh...

read more

International Award for Geisenheim Junior Scientists

In July, the 13th Academy of Wine Business Research (AWBR) Conference was held in Dijon after it had to be postponed twice due to the pandemic.

Hochschule Geisenheim University was represented by seven junior scientists from the Department of Wine and Beverage Business, who contributed to 9...

read more