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IMPRINT Brochure on the occasion of the 150th anniversary Circulation: 5,000 PUBLISHER President of Hochschule Geisenheim University EDITORIAL BOARD Tina Kissinger, B.Sc. email@example.com PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS Front Page: Ingrid Wanner Photos: Archive Geisenheim University (Title), Filmagentur Rheingau GbR (Title), Hessen schafft Wissen/ Steffen Böttcher (Title), Winfried Schönbach (Title), Dr. Carolyn Görres (Title), Archive Geisenheim University (P. 2), Hessen schafft Wissen/Steffen Böttcher (P. 2), Filmagentur Rheingau GbR (P. 2), Archive Geisenheim University (P. 3), Filmagentur Rheingau GbR (P. 5), Archive Geisenheim University (P. 5), Hesse State Chancellery Sinah Osner (P. 7), Geisenheim City Administration (P. 7), kunst.hessen.de (P. 8), Friedrichssohn (P. 9), Archive Geisenheim University (P. 9/10), Winfried Schönbach (P. 10), Filmagentur Rheingau GbR (P. 10), WOODWORKS (P. 12), Filmagentur Rheingau GbR (P. 14), WOODWORKS (P. 15) CONTRIBUTORS Anke Domes, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marion Elzner, Janek Förster, M.A., Sylke Friebel, Alina-Louise Kramer, M.A., Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Robert Lönarz, Oliver Mathias, M.A., Sabine Muth, Christina Schäfer, Dipl.-Ing. agr. Sonja Thielemann DESIGN, LAYOUT AND ILLUSTRATION Ingrid Wanner, ppsstudios GmbH, www.pps-studios.com Wormser Straße 32, 55276 Oppenheim PRINTING Kern GmbH, In der Kolling 120, 66450 Bexbach ADDRESS Hochschule Geisenheim University Von-Lade-Str. 1, 65366 Geisenheim, Germany Communication & University Relations (P4) Phone +49 (0)6722 502 788 www.hs-geisenheim.de www.blauer-engel.de/uz195 2 2 0 2 r e b m e t p e S
OUR HISTORY HOCHSCHULE GEISENHEIM UNIVERSITY HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1872 AS KÖNIGLICH PREUSSISCHE LEHRANSTALT FÜR OBST- UND WEINBAU We look back on 150 years of dynamic history that has shaped our teaching and research institution which enjoys an outstanding reputation worldwide. The success story of Geisenheim as a renowned teaching and research facility began rather simple: with a few boxes of selected apples and pears from the Rheingau which Eduard von Lade – merchant and pomologist with a great passion for horticulture – sent to the Prussian king in 1866 along with a letter asking for permission to establish a “school and research garden to teach the science of pomology”. The Prussian king agreed and the Königlich Preußische Lehranstalt für Obst- und Weinbau (Royal Prussian Institute for Pomology and Viticulture) was established on October 19, 1872, laying the foundation for an institution that today enjoys a worldwide reputation in viticulture, horticulture, beverage technology and landscape architecture. 150 years later, the research and teaching activities carried out at Hochschule Geisenheim University focus on subjects that are relevant for all parts of society. In close cooperation with students and industry representatives, Geisenheim scientists explore the effects of climate change on special crops in viticulture and horticulture, work on sustainable, ecological and economical production methods, study ingredients and by-products and promote resource-efficiency. Additional priorities include the sustainable development of urban spaces as well as safeguarding biodiversity in cultivated landscapes. Recent teaching and research areas are focusing on food safe- ty, logistics and management, with an emphasis on innovative transport, storage and packaging technologies and optimized supply chain management.
This illustrates the impressive development of Hochschule Geisenheim University since it was founded as the 13th univer- sity of the state of Hesse and first "university of a new type" on January 1, 2013. Today, Hochschule Geisenheim University offers 18 Bachelor's and Master's programs with more than 1,800 students from over 50 nations. It is the result of the merger of the Geisenheim Research Institute and the former Geisenheim Faculty of Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences (today: RheinMain University of Applied Sciences). The merger is also the reason for the special character of Hochschule Geisenheim University as it combines the benefits of a hands-on education with the strengths of fundamental and practical research. Starting as Königliche Lehranstalt to turn into a „New Type University” World War I and II as well as the National Socialist era marked a watershed in the university’s history. In addition, an institute for silk cultivation was founded in the 1930s with the aim to become independent in the production of parachute silk which was required by the military. During the wars, vegetables were grown on the institute’s outdoor and research areas to feed the population. On April 1, 1946, the research institute turned into the "Hessi- sche Lehr- und Forschungsanstalt für Wein-, Obst- und Garten- bau" (Hessian Teaching and Research Institute for Viticulture, Pomology and Horticulture) and started with 80 students. The range of courses included viticulture and enology, fruit and vegetable growing, ornamental plant cultivation, and garden design. In the following years, research infrastructure was also successfully re-established. Let’s get back to Eduard von Lade: In the year of its foundation, the Königlich Preußische Lehranstalt started with six students. In 1879, Rudolf Goethe, a true all-rounder in the fields of horti- culture and viticulture, plant breeding and plant protection, became director in Geisenheim. The institution flourished under his leadership which led to the foundation of an oeno- chemical institute (1881), a meteorological station (1884), a fruit processing station (1885), a vine grafting institute (1890), the yeast breeding center (1894) and a plant pathology testing center (1900). August 1, 1971 marked another major yet peaceful transition in our history: The Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Management as well as the Faculty of Viticulture and Beverage Technology became part of Wiesbaden University of Applied remained Sciences. The Geisenheim Research independent. This division between teaching and research activities finally came to an end on December 31, 2012 with the foundation of Hochschule Geisenheim University. In the tradition of Eduard von Lade, synergies can now be used again for the benefit of students, researchers and the entire industry. Institute For further information on our anniversary, please visit: www.hs-geisenheim.de/150-jahre/
THE FOUNDER: EDUARD VON LADE Heinrich Eduard Lade came from a wealthy, liberal family. He was born on February 24, 1817 in the Osteinsche Palais in Gei- senheim as the son of a wine merchant. In 1840, he married Laura Tenge and had four children with her but sadly all of them died at a young age. His wife also passed away early. In the years to come, Lade was active in numerous associations and projects until his death on August 7, 1904. In addition to the mausoleum in the old cemetery, the memo- rial in the university park as well as the “Von-Lade-Straße”, which was named after him, pay tribute to Geisenheim’s first honorary citizen. After he finished school, he travelled across Europe and worked as a merchant and banker in Hamburg and Paris. The Vatican awarded him the title of consul general. He organized extensive arms deals during the American Civil War and by the age of 44, he had made enough money to retire and devote himself to other interests. In the following years he built an impressive estate – Villa Mon- repos – including an extensive park in his hometown where he devoted his heart and soul to the cultivation of fruits and roses. He considered himself as the first gardener of the vast park and won prestigious awards in Germany and abroad for his cultiva- ted fruits. Many guests travelled to Geisenheim where Heinrich Eduard Lade proudly gave them a personal tour of his estate and plantations. His efforts to promote scientific fruit growing in Germany let to the foundation of the Königlich Preußische Lehranstalt für Obst- und Gartenbau in 1872 (Royal Prussian Institute for Fruit Growing and Horticulture). In addition to fruit growing and horticulture, Heinrich Eduard Lade had a keen interest in astronomy. He published many scientific texts and commissioned the construction of his own lunar globe. In honor of his achievements, the comet "Eduarda" and the lunar landscape "Lade" were named after him. In 1877 he was raised to the rank of nobility and was made a baron in 1901. For further information on our anniversary, please visit: www.hs-geisenheim.de/150-jahre/
DEAR “GEISENHEIMER”, The universities and research institutions in Hesse are key drivers for innovation and development in our country. They provide the framework for new ideas and innovations and help find answers to questions and challenges that affect all of us. Consequently, educati- on, science and research are top priorities for us in Hesse. And our efforts are paying off: Hesse is among the top 10 most innovative regions in Europe. Hochschule Geisenheim University is an import- ant part of Hesse’s educational infrastructure and a shining example of its successful ongoing development. Since 2013, it has been Germany’s first university of a new type to be evaluated by the German Council of Science and Humanities, and is characterized by an innovative combination of research, practical applications and teaching. The university’s excellent reputation shows that Hesse has set off in the right direction with this innovative approach. Being part of the Geisenheim family is a special trademark that is particularly respected among wine professionals and, of course, in other disciplines as well. Hochschule Geisenheim University has grown enormously over the last 150 years and I am convin- ced that it will continue to build on its achievements. With its practical and solution-oriented research and teaching, the university makes a significant contribution to one of the major challenges of our time: shaping a sustainable and livable future. I am pleased to congratulate all employees and students on the 150th anniversary of the university. With your daily work, you breathe life into our initia- tive “Hessen schafft Wissen” which aims to promote science and research in our federal state. Boris Rhein Minister President of the State of Hesse Congratulations on your 150th anniversary! This is a special milestone which illustrates your impressive track record. From the very beginnings in 1872 as Königlich Preußische Lehranstalt für Obst- und Weinbau to the foundation of Hochschule Geisenheim University in 2013, our “Institute for Pomology” has grown tremendously to become an internationally renowned player in the scientific community. We are proud to say: WE are Geisenheim! After all, it is not a coincidence that our mission statement is characterized by education, culture and wine. Today, the university is not only one of the largest employers of our town, but offers a first-class education to over 1,800 students who come from all parts of the world. Being part of the Geisenheim community means being part of a diverse international network – it is a distinction and opens up many opportunities worldwide. Climate research, sustainability, diversity, or start-up support for young entrepreneurs – the most important topics that are shaping our future are already an integral part of Geisenheim’s scientific and local agenda today. I would like to thank all members of our university for their commitment, and wish all members of the Geisenheim network here and around the world all the best and great success. Yours sincerely Christian Aßmann Mayor of the University Town of Geisenheim
When Heinrich Eduard von Lade founded the Königlich Preußische Lehranstalt für Obst- und Weinbau in Geisenheim on October 19, 1872, he was guided by the great vision to closely intertwine agricultural theory and practice. The school started off rather small with six students but has continuous- ly grown to become a modern university with 1,812 students. Congratulations on your 150th anniversary! With its focus on viticulture, fruit-growing and horticulture the school gained an outstanding reputation by the end of the 19th century. After the end of the restrictions imposed by the two World Wars, it was able to build on its previous success from 1950 onwards: the number of students increased, modern laboratories and facilities were built and the instituti- on continued to raise its profile, especially in beverage technology. In 2013, the university once again took a bold step: As a “university of a new type”, it turned into Hochschule Geisen- heim University with a special profile. Since then, it has been the first university throughout Germany to combine practical training sessions with excellent research-based scientific education, offering outstanding opportunities to train and promote creative and smart talents. This progressive approach is also reflected in the university’s research activities. With its focus on organic viticulture, resource management and climate research, Hochschule Geisenheim University is vigorously looking for answers to the most important challenges of our time such as climate change and its effects. The resulting research findings are of key importance to shape a sustainable future. I would like to thank all of you who drive Hochschule Geisen- heim University forward with great commitment. For the future, I wish you every success in the development and implemen- tation of innovative ideas. Yours sincerely Angela Dorn Hessian Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts
more than 3,000members around the world GEISENHEIMER F The family atmosphere on campus coupled with Rheingau cordiality in our rather small university creates a feeling of belonging that often lasts a lifetime and unites our alumni around the world. There are many “Geisenheim families” – graduates whose children or even grandchildren are now studying at Hochschule Geisenheim University. “In recognition of the outstanding commitment to the benefit of the students at Hochschule Geisenheim University”, the “Goldene Lindenblatt” was awarded to VEG – Geisenheim Alumni Association e. V. – represented by its president Robert Lönarz. The special dedication was presented by the mayor of Geisenheim Christian Aßmann on July 18, 2022 on the occasion of the annual Lindenfest. 1250
MER FOR LIFE Geisenheim alumni living overseas most often live in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia 10.2 % of our staff have studied here Impressive Jubilee 2021: Erich Bengel Geisenheim Alumnus Longing for Geisenheim? Visit our online shop for 70years founded in 1894 more than 125 years of VEG – Geisenheim Alumni Association e. V.
STUDENT NUMBERS Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences (1971 – 2009) RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (since 2009) 713 726 758 809 816 872 994 1008 1096 1123 1079 1062 1997/ 1998 1998/ 1999 1999/ 2000 2000/ 2001 2001/ 2002 2002/ 2003 2003/ 2004 2004/ 2005 2005/ 2006 2006/ 2007 2007/ 2008 2008/ 2009 CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF OUR UNIVERSITY 1872 F O U N D I N G KÖNIGLICH PREUSSIS CHE LEHRANSTALT F ÜR OB ST- UND WEINBAU (ROYAL PRUSSIAN INSTITUTE FOR POMOLOGY AND VITIC ULTURE) For more information on our history, please go to pages 3 and 5 1960 1971 2009 ENGINEERING S CHOOL WIE SBADEN UNI VERSIT Y OF APPLIED S CIENCE S 1985 – 2008 Rector/President Prof. Dr. hc. mult. Clemens Klockner RHEINMAIN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES 2008 – 2020 President Prof. Dr. Detlev Reymann Faculty of of Horticulture and Landscape Management Faculty of of Viticulture and Beverage Technology GEISENHEIM RE SE AR CH INSTITUTE Geisenheim Faculty 2005 – 2012 Dean Prof. Dr. Otmar Löhnertz 1989 – 2009 Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Schaller 2009 – 2012 Director Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz
1095 1100 1118 1154 1209 1302 1380 1473 1641 1646 1758 1826 1812 Number of female students 2009/ 2010 2010/ 2011 2011/ 2012 2012/ 2013 413 2013/ 2014 452 2014/ 2015 502 2015/ 2016 571 2016/ 2017 636 2017/ 2018 641 2018/ 2019 710 2019/ 2020 779 2020/ 2021 789 2021/ 2022 2010 2013 F O U N D I N G 2023 We will be celebrating our 10-year university anniversary HOCHS CHULE GEISENHEIM UNI VERSIT Y MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz since 2013 CHANCELLOR Dipl.-Verwaltungsw. Markus Diehl, MPA 2013 – 2015 VICE-PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH Prof. Dr. Manfred Großmann Prof. Dr. Annette Reineke VICE-PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS Prof. Dr. Otmar Löhnertz Marion Waldeck, MBA Prof. Dr. Alexander von Birgelen since 2015 2013 – 2017 since 2017 2013 – 2020 since 2020 Rhineland-Palatinate terminated the state contract for the Geisenheim Research Institute
“We create strategies for a sustainable and livable future” – our slogan reflects both our guiding principle and our ambition. In times of “enormous change” it is not easy to live up to this ambition, but there has always been “enormous change” in our history and there will continue to be great challenges ahead of us. In times of change it is most important to stay focused and stick to our ambition! EDUCATION The most important challenges of our time as well as strategies to address them must play a key role in the curricula of our programs. These challenges include, for example, climate change, resource consumption, environmental problems and environmental development, sustainable, quality-oriented, economic and safe production, processing and marketing systems, food security and many more. Taking up these subjects is a central task in teaching. A mechanism must be established that continuously re-evaluates these issues and solutions in terms of sustainability, and translates them into teaching – both nationally and internatio- nally. To this end, we need free knowledge platforms that can be actively used for further education after completing a vocational training or degree program. DEAR READERS,
RESEARCH CAMPUS Staff and students are called upon to join forces and work towards sustainable goals. These include our efforts to become a “Fairtrade University” and our numerous campus reconstruction projects, starting with energy supply to adapted mobility concepts in order to progress towards our goal of climate-neutrality. Campus reconstruction is already changing the face of our university in a sustainable manner and will continue to do so until 2030. New “spaces” will be created providing innovative options for teaching, research and knowledge transfer. They will enable us to comprehensively address the major tasks ahead of us and make our institution fit for the future. Yours sincerely Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz President of Hochschule Geisenheim University In order to meet the goals mentioned above, they must be addressed in our own research projects. In parallel to teaching, these topics therefore play a central role in our research activities, which requires excellent infrastructure and facilities such as our FACE system, the planned VITA science building for sustainable and climate-proof viticultu- re, as well as so-called living labs that operate in a real-life context to develop practical solutions. Because we need solutions and we need them fast! Politicians have set the course, for example by adopting the European Green Deal (most of the goals are to be achieved by 2030!), now the scientific community is called upon. PRACTICE Knowledge transfer means transferring scientific findings into practical solutions that make the industries associated with our disciplines more sustainable and fit for the future. This is also necessary to solve existing or emerging problems. To reach these goals, teaching and research must be harmonized, and we need to step up and reorganize the exchange with industry representatives. In this context, Gründungsfabrik Rheingau – a joint project of Hochschule Geisenheim University and EBS University of Business and Law supported by regional companies and the city of Geisenheim – is an important platform that needs to be strengthened in order to boost the economy of the region, use the ingenuity of our graduates and enable them to put their business ideas into practice.
354 Administrative and technical staff Staff from over 35 different nations 540 STAFF MEMBERS STAFF MEMBERS 23 Trainees 8 different traineeships 163 Academic and scientific staff AWARD Recognized family-friendly university DE VELOPMENT OF STAFF NUMBERS since 2013 385 405 418 441 477 493 512 535 542 2013 2021 2 2 0 2 i n u J . 0 3 d n a t S C AMPUS ACCOMODATION Hall of residence Eibinger Weg C AMPUS LIFE Parks and cafeteria run by Sébastien Loison and his team in cooperation with Studierendenwerk Frankfurt am Main are favorite meeting points for students C AMPUS PARTIES every Wednesday at the "Old Wine Barrel" 27 Appartements
Since 1996 our campus winery has been a member of the ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN PRÄDIKAT WINE ESTATES (VDP). Our Department of Grapevine Breeding manages Germany's second LARGEST COLLECTION OF GENETIC RESOURCES OF GRAPEVINES. 13th UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF HESSE In 1990 our library was included in the handbook of historical book collections because of its valuable collection of historical volumes. Today, the library houses approximately 172,000 VOLUMES. Transfer of knowledge: We provide weather data and informa- tion on plant protection INCLUDING EFFICACY ASSESSMENTS OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS, as well as information on the European Water Framework Directive about 160 university cooperations around the world 1 Evaluation HSI Monitor Cluster of 89 small universities with up to 5,000 students 109 Erasmus and mobilities 2021 Total number of international cooperations (exluding Erasmus) > 1st rank since 2017 Outgoing Erasmus interns as a percentage of all students > 1st rank since 2019 82 OUTGOINGS 27 INCOMINGS 5 RESEARCH FOCAL POINTS • Developing productive, quality-oriented and sustainable cultivation systems for special crops • Processing and marketing agricultural products innovatively and safely – and benefit from them in the bioeconomic sense • Sustainable design and development of cultivated landscapes and urban open spaces • Assessing the risk of climate change – developing strategies for adaptation and mitigation • Digitization in the production and marketing of special crops and landscape planning 56.5 ha CULTIVATION AND RESEARCH AREAS 36 ha Viticulture and grapevine breeding 1.9 ha Vegetable crops 5ha Parks 13.6 13.6 haha Fruit crops
33 % 48 Professors including honorary and adjunct professors 4 tenure track professorships 3 external honorary professors 3 external honorary professors RESE ARCHERS RESE ARCHERS 163 115 Scientific staff including externally- funded staff members 44 % 2 2 0 2 i n u J . 0 3 d n a t S 41 2013 NUMBER OF PROFESSORS since the university was founded in 2013 41 43 49 49 47 47 48 51 2021 1 Co-appointment with external research institution 20 50.6% 79 Doctoral students Right to award doctorates since 2013 32 Number of completed doctorates since the university was founded about 50 ongoing externally-funded projects about 5.94 Mio. € Total external funding 2020 (eligible for funding bonus) across all ongoing projects DEPARTMENTS Thanks to our own infrastructure and a strong global network we are able to carry out top-class scientific and practical research along the entire value chain of special crops.
412 Landscape Architecture 392 Wine Business 248 Beverage Technology and Food Safety WS 2021/2022 WS 2021/2022 43.5% STUDENTS 1,812 12.2 % internationals internationals STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO 37.75 students per professor including honorary and adjunct professors from about from about 5050 different nations different nations about 190 STAFF TEACHING MEMBERS WS 2021/2022 WS 2021/2022 285 Horticulture and Fresh Produce Logistics 475 Viticulture and Enology NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS as percentage of the total number of students over the last five years 11.0 % 11.4 % 11.9 % 11.4 % 12.2 % WS 17/18 WS 21/22 recognized as professional qualiﬁcations 8 BACHELOR'S PROGRAMS 10 University MASTER'S PROGRAMS 1 4 of the degree programs offered at Hochschule Geisenheim University are international programs, i.e. they are taught in English or offered in cooperation with international partners.
MÜLLER-THURGAU-HAUS MÜLLER THURGAU HOUSE MONREPOS GERD-ERBSLÖH-HÖRSAAL GERD ERBSLÖH LECTURE HALL UNIKELLER UNI CELLAR VERWALTUNGSGEBÄUDE ADMINISTRATION 03/2024 GETRÄNKETECHNOLOGISCHES ZENTRUM BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY CENTER 04/2026 FORSCHUNGSBAU VITA VITA SCIENCE CENTER 06/2025 HEIZZENTRALE UND NAHWÄRMENETZ CENTRAL HEATING AND LOCAL HEATING NETWORK
ZIG (ZENTRALES INSTITUTS- UND LABORGEBÄUDE) CENTRAL RESEARCH DEPARTMENTS AND LABORATORIES FACE-ANLAGE FACE FACILITIES GEBÄUDE LOGISTIK UND NACHHALTIGKEIT LOGISTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY BUILDING 07/2023 HÖRSAALGEBÄUDE LECTURE HALL BUILDING 12/2023 PRAKTIKUMSGEBÄUDE LEBENSMITTELSICHERHEIT FOOD SAFETY LABORATORY BUILDING 03/2023