UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM
UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM

Profile

The University of Hohenheim is the leading University in agricultural research and food sciences in Germany, and is ranked #3 in Europe. With its three faculties/colleges of agriculture, natural science and social and economic sciences, the university is able to address holistically most aspects of the food system. It has extensive experiment stations with associated acreages that make it possible to carry out field research. The University maintains an international network with numerous partners and has a strong foothold in Africa and Emerging Countries.

Competences & Capabilities

The University of Hohenheim is divided into three faculties:

  • The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,
  • The Faculty of Natural Sciences, and
  • The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

With 10.000 students, 2500 staff members, 1000 Ph.Ds and about 140 professors, the University carries out interdisciplinary teaching and research, finding solutions for key global challenges like transforming the economy to a biobased one, addressing resource shortages and environmental challenges taking social and economic aspects into account. Being located in the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, one of the most prosperous and economically dynamic states in Germany, it has strong links to local businesses and governmental organizations. An extensive state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure exists.

UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM

Hohenheim Research Center for Bioeconomy, Wollgrasweg 43, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany

http://www.uni-hohenheim.de

Contact

Ellen Gwosdz eitfood@uni-hohenheim.de

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

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Education

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product innovation”

We will continue this activity in 2019 with the University of Hohenheim as host

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Innovation

Seaweed supplementation to mitigate methane (CH4) emissions by cattle (SeaCH4NGE)

There is a gap in the market for products with lower environmental impact as consciousness among consumers rapidly increases

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Education

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

The course will focus on: What ‘sustainability’ means and how it applies to farming; How crops are grown in the EU - both arable and horticultural; How livestock is farmed in the EU to produce meat, dairy products and eggs; The challenges of feeding a rapidly expanding global population; The trade-offs involved in financially viable organic, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable production methods; Which technologies are providing the most sustainable solutions

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Education

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

The course will focus on the relationship between food, brain and mind: How does the brain work? How do emotions and thoughts affect our food choices? How do diets and nutritional deficiencies affect our brain? Reward systems and their relationship with food The link between the microbiome and brain Who should join the course This course is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to psychologists or people working in health and well-being

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Education

European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme

The aim of the European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme is to help address this need by providing postgraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to tackle real-world food system-related problems set by industry partners in a collaborative fashion

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Education

Food tech transitions: reconnecting agrifood, technology, and society

Funded in collaboration with EIT Food, the Summer School is the outcome of the partnership between both academic and industrial partners: Universität Hohenheim, Queens' University Belfast and Cambridge University, together with Energy Pulse Systems and Puratos

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Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

There is a need to highlight at the national and international level current challenges in this sector by providing support to SMEs through knowledge transfer in e

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Education

From waste to worth: use of plant residues

Programme description The students teams built up an extendible prototype of a database including (1) occurrence of plant waste material (e

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Education

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

The aim of this blended programme is to provide nutrition professionals with innovative techniques that are able to deliver effective and measurable changes in their clients’ behavior

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Education

An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

The course will focus on: An Introduction to Food Systems ; Fundamentals of System Sciences ; Food System Nodes I: Production & Processing ; and Food System Nodes II: Distribution and Consumption, Side Streams, Food Integrity Who should join the course Professionals in the food and agriculture sector (i

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Education

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically

The solutions include Reducing the amount of plastic bags used by consumers in supermarkets to pack on-the-go items (e

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Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The first step is a creative problem-solving process to identify the challenges and needs of SMEs related to sustainable food production in Europe

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Education

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised

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Education

FOODMIO

FOODMIO will serve as a catalyst for the creation of sustainable and tangible solutions to real-life product development challenges by eclectic and creative food professionals

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Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system

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Innovation

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer

On a global basis the amount of fraud occurring in the organic supply system is growing rapidly and issues are appearing on a weekly basis