History

Hochschule Geisenheim University

From Research Institute and Faculty to Hochschule Geisenheim University

Hochschule Geisenheim University was founded on 1st January 2013 as a “New Type” Hochschule, following a concept appraisal by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat). The new university is a result of the merger between the Geisenheim Research Institute (Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim) and the Geisenheim faculty of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (today: Hochschule RheinMain), and has its roots in the “Royal Prussian Institute of Pomology and Viticulture” which was founded in 1872 by Eduard von Lade, a wealthy citizen of Geisenheim.