Department: Strategic University Development & Sustainability

What we do

The department's role is to define sustainability an overarching and profile-raising guiding principle for the university development process.

Strategy
As part of Hesse’s higher education pact 2021–2025, the management of Hochschule Geisenheim University aims to establish consolidate sustainability as a guiding principle for the (further) development of the university – together with all university members and in all areas of university life. To this end, a holistic organizational development in the sense of a "Whole Institution Approach" is initiated. This means that the university not only aligns itself with the principles of sustainability in terms of content in research, teaching and transfer, but also in everyday university life with regard to all processes of university management/governance and operations.

Realisation
In order to promote working together towards more sustainability for all university members of all five fields of activity – research, teaching, transfer, management/governance and operations – our department coordinates the activities of the Green Office ....

...we offer:

  • a central coordination and advisory plattform
    - on the topic of sustainability
    - for all university members

...our goals are:

  • to enable participation across the university and
  • to raise awareness for holistic sustainability.

Our Team

Head of department

Tabea Dietrich
Tabea Dietrich
Building 5901
Room 106
Phone +49 6722 502 2082
Tabea.Dietrich(at)hs-gm.de Details

Responsibilities

  • Head of department
  • Strategic university development:
    • developing and implementing a detailed sustainability concept for the entire university
  • Sustainability management
  • External networking:

Energy and biomass management

Georg Ardissone-Krauss
Georg Ardissone-Krauss, M.Sc.
Building 5901
Room 106
Phone +49 6722 502 2081
Georg.Ardissone(at)hs-gm.de Details

Responsibilities

  • Deputy head of department
  • Energy management
    • System design
    • Renewable energy generation
    • Change Agents
  • Biomass management
    • Compost
    • Composting workshop

Green Office

Vanessa Mark
Vanessa Mark, M.Sc.
Building 5901
Room 106
Phone +49 6722 502 2083
Vanessa.Mark(at)hs-gm.de Details

Responsibilities

  • Green Office
    • NachhalTisch (Round table for all topics regarding sustainability)
    • FairTrade-Committee
    • Azubi-Firma (Apprentices' company)
  • ESD training for teaching staff: Sustainability: Upskilling Lehre

nachhaltigkeits Rhein-Nahe-Allianz & Biomass management

Charlotte Rafalski
Charlotte Rafalski
Building 5901
Room 106
Phone +49 6722 502 2084
Charlotte.Rafalski(at)hs-gm.de Details

Responsibilities

Student Assistant

Katharina Koch, B.Sc.

 

stud.nachhaltigkeit(at)hs-gm.de

Responsibilities

  • Campus design
  • Heat adaptation

 

Degree program: Landscape architecture (M.Sc.)

With the Green Office since: 03.2023

Student Assistant

Jule Schlimmer, B.Sc.

 

stud.nachhaltigkeit(at)hs-gm.de

Responsibilities

  • Coordinator: Student Assistants' activities
  • turning our Sustainability Concept into sustainable actions

 

Degree program: Social Work: Health, Social Law & Social Management (FH Wiesbaden)

Degree: Horticulture, B.Sc.

With the Green Office since: 04.2023

Student Assistant

Responsibilities

  • Social Media
    • MyHGU
    • Instagram

 

Degree program: Horticulture (B.Sc.)

With the Green Office since: 10.2023

Student Assistant

Simone Goltz, B.Sc.

 

stud.nachhaltigkeit(at)hs-gm.de

Responsibilities

  • Campus design
  • Heat adaptation
  • Soon: communicating our Sustainability Strategy

 

Degree program: Landscape architecture (M.Sc.)

With the Green Office since: 12.2023

Student Assistant

Benedikt Metternich

 

stud.nachhaltigkeit(at)hs-gm.de

Responsibilities

Biomass management:

  • Support in producing Compost
  • Support in producing Bokashi

Energy management:

  • Support with various tasks

 

Degree program: Horticulture (B.Sc.)

With the Green Office since: 03.2024

Student Assistant

Responsibilities

Biomass management:

  • Support in producing Compost
  • Support in producing Bokashi

Energy management:

  • Support with various tasks

 

Degree program: Horticulture (B.Sc.)

With the Green Office since: 03.2024

Student Assistant

Marwa Maadarani, M.Sc.

stud.nachhaltigkeit(at)hs-gm.de

Responsibilities

Energy & Building data

 

 

Degree program: Environmental Sustainability (M.Sc., TH Bingen)

Degree: Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Wastewater Process Engineering, M.Sc. (University of Stuttgart)

With the Green Office since: 05.2024