University description (as per official university website)
Profile of the University of Hohenheim
Advanced research and modern teaching at the University of Hohenheim are closely linked. Hohenheim students and researchers receive numerous awards each year, the graduates are in demand as professionals.
With universities and other research institutes in over 90 countries around the world usually Hohenheim international partnerships, in addition, the university manages an array of individual research collaborations. The University is a member of the Euro League for Life Sciences.
Five research stations, four national stations and six centers of scientific research permit intensive, interdisciplinary and practical on-site.
More than 7,000 students currently have a total of 33 courses of parts "General and Applied Sciences", "agricultural sciences" and "Economic and social sciences" evidence of. They cherish their "Campus of the short" with its expansive parks.
The largest faculty is the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, at about half of all students is enrolled. About 30 percent of study at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, about 20 percent of the faculty science. Over half of all students in Hohenheim are women. The proportion of foreign students in Hohenheim was always high. He is now at 15 percent. They come from over 90 countries from all continents.
A unique feature, the University of its special profile, which covers the entire chain of development of natural and economic values of finishing processes, economic use and sustainable reduction in the balance of nature. View Our themes are the nutritional sciences in the framework of the Food Chain, the contribution of agriculture to energy and raw materials, Biological signals as well as innovation and services.
As the first university in Baden-Württemberg, since 2004, Hohenheim is a family-friendly university certified. In the "Study schnupperale" find children and young people access to science.
History of the University
Agricultural model establishment
The origins of the university extend to the back in 1818. King William I of Württemberg in Hohenheim created an agricultural teaching experiment and model establishment. It was on 20 Nov. opens 1818th
The beginnings were very modest addition to the first director , Johann Nepomuk Hubert Schwerz (1759-1844), to represent the whole of agriculture, had two more teachers were hired, one for mathematics and physics, the other for chemistry, mineralogy and botany. Of course, initially, only 16 pupils were informed.
The Hohenheim Gutswirtschaft
The institute was affiliated from the beginning and the adult domain of the State of Hohenheim Gutswirtschaft of Hohenheim. It evolved with the times one of the surrounding lands and distributed to various castle premises Gutswirtschaft with its own organization and accounting.
1957 Hohenheim Gutswirtschaft was divided into three experimental farms and under the supervision of the Institute of Farm Management conducted separately.
The former Reinertragswirtschaft was accompanied by the beginning of this century has been established experimental farms (the experimental farms Eckart pond, Heidfeldhof, Ihinger Court, Upper and Lower Lindenhof, yard Enzmad, Schuhmacherhof) is thus transformed into agricultural laboratories.
Schools, agricultural and horticultural school
Beginning to the Director / Rector assumed by the Institute were also affiliated with the schools since 1818, the orphanage, and later agricultural school, and since 1842 the School of Horticulture.
The overhead of otherwise independent horticultural school in 1949 was the rector of University's Director of newly formed Institute for fruit and vegetables on about. The agricultural school was used until the end of the 60 years the training of agricultural apprentices and trainees. Since 1973 it has no more student.
For one, the first integrated elementary school agriculture developed in the course of the 19 Century, a primary school and a real Latin School. The primary school was the beginning of this century, the primary school affiliated Plieningen, the real Latin School became the middle of this century to Vollgymnasium, today Paracelsus Gymnasium (since 1966).
As other affiliated bodies should be mentioned:
the farm tools factory (1819 to the 80 years of the 19th century),
the State Institute of Agricultural Chemistry (1865 agricult. chem. Experimental Station),
of State Plant Breeding Institute (since 1905),
Farm Machinery and Construction (1883 Maschinenprüfanstalt),.
These institutions are, besides the agricultural implements factory, was attached to 1922 all of the relevant departments or institutions.
The mission of the University of Hohenheim
Internationality, innovation and interdisciplinarity
The University of Hohenheim is a modern university with a long tradition in the agricultural and natural sciences. Moreover, the well-established economic and social sciences create a unique profile in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Research and teaching are shaped in accordance with high scientific standards of internationality, innovation, interdisciplinarity and sustainability.
Excellence in Research
In the research provided by the University of Hohenheim an important contribution to economic development and future of our country. Through excellence in basic and applied research both interdisciplinary problem-it lays the basis for solving social problems. It covers the fields of health, nutrition, agriculture, consumer and environmental economics and communication. Specifically, the following areas constitute the guideline of working at the university for the next few years:
Agricultural and food science in the Food Chain
Energy and raw materials from agriculture
Innovation and Service
Excellence in teaching and training
With their curriculum qualifies the students for their University of Hohenheim, the relevant professions and as young scientists of the universities. The acquisition of key skills is next to the expertise and skills in scientific work of high importance. The teaching of the university is based on modern research. The orientation of the courses to international standards ensures excellence and international competitiveness of graduates.
The students are supported through customized consulting and professional services offered information. To study success take a modern infrastructure and a campus, not least in the short distances. It also promotes the University of Hohenheim responsible social action and democratic engagement of students. She welcomes the student participation in university committees and student self-government.
The University of Hohenheim reflects the importance of lifelong learning account by itself - starting with the youngest children understand, their enthusiasm is more enthusiastic about the science - as a partner in the development of all age groups.
Faculty cooperation across borders and institutions across
In research and teaching, the University is interdisciplinary, and thus across faculties. Through the cooperation of relevant subjects in science centers synergies will be opened and used specifically for research and teaching.
Networking in the region, throughout Germany and Europe as well as globally
The range is supplemented by the University itself to cooperate with other universities. The international visibility of the University is demonstrated by participation in international collaborative projects, research networks, partnerships, and centers of excellence through academic exchanges and further improved. With these activities and cooperation with business and political institutions - both in the region and the world - strengthens the University of their focus on the social requirements and thus ensures its long-term competitiveness.
The university as employer
The relationship of the University to their employees is characterized by partnership and performance. In line with the major participation of the basic order status groups takes place in all areas of academic self-government. The promotion of young scientists is a high priority. The systematic development and training of all employees will be strongly pursued.
In the areas of the university, where women are underrepresented, should be their share increased. The favorable conditions for reconciling family and work from the University Hohenheim be obtained. Gender mainstreaming is a crucial role here. The resulting advantage of location - even in international competition - is further expanded.