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University of Hohenheim
University of Hohenheim

Profile

The University of Hohenheim is the leading University in agricultural research and food sciences in Germany, and is ranked #6 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 with about 10.000 students, 2100 staff members, 1000 Ph.Ds and 120 professors is divided into three faculties: 

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

The University carries out interdisciplinary teaching and extensive state-of-the-art 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 it has strong links to local businesses and governmental organisations.

University of Hohenheim

Universität Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany

https://www.uni-hohenheim.de

Contact

Dr Ellen Gwosdz, Innovation manager R&D eitfood@uni-hohenheim.de
+49 711 459 239 89

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

University of Hohenheim
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to your career ambition in the sector

University of Hohenheim
Education

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables

This is due to several reasons including harvesting procedures having been designed for conventional products, consumer unawareness, and a lack of holistic product concepts

University of Hohenheim
Education

Product Concepts For Less Refined Ingredients (aka “Less is More”)

A new class of plant-based ingredients produced by a combination of an air milling, classification and electro-separation process has recently been developed and become available

University of Hohenheim
Public Engagement

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products

For many consumers wanting to replace products of animal origin partly or completely, the search for the right information including the avoidance of nutritional deficits is a challenge

University of Hohenheim
Education

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

Through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system, the course gives postgraduate students the confidence and skills necessary to bring about positive change

University of Hohenheim
Innovation

Building a business model to enhance consumer trust and influence decision making using a sustainability transparency labelling system

The proposal is centred on an EIT-Food Communications platform on sustainability and transparency, a communication system co-created with  consumers with a central focus on increasing consumer trust in the food chain that helps consumers make better food choices that are  sustainable and at the same time demonstrating industry’s commitment for better transparent communication

University of Hohenheim
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

University of Hohenheim
Education

Educating for Technology Take-off

However, uptake of new technologies on farms is patchy

University of Hohenheim
Public Engagement

Integrating Precision Farming in Computer Game

In spite of these benefits, its adoption by farmers remains low

University of Hohenheim
Education

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Build your knowledge of the processes used by farmers and food producers Have you ever wondered what makes food sustainable? On this course, you’ll gain a better understanding of where our food comes from, how it’s produced, and the associated environmental, social and sustainability challenges for EU farmers

University of Hohenheim
Education

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

The course focuses 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

University of Hohenheim
Education

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product and innovation”: An entrepreneurial perspective on Climate Friendly Convenient Food

APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 6th APRIL -  TO JUNE 30 Do you want to develop a business idea together with other brilliant minds and qualified mentors from the industry? EIT FOOD Summer school on Climate Friendly Convenient Food Solutions is for You! The food industry needs INNOVATION AND TALENT

University of Hohenheim
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

University of Hohenheim
Innovation

“LINKDAPA”: Linking multi-source data for adoption of precision agriculture

This project will use multi-source data to co-create with farmers and their advisers, crop management zones for precision agriculture (PA) solutions

University of Hohenheim
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

University of Hohenheim
Innovation

DACWEED: Detection and ACtuation system for WEED management

Site Specific Weed Management (SSWM) can be achieved by applying a treatment only on the weed patches

University of Hohenheim
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

University of Hohenheim
Education

Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems

Explore how innovative, digital technologies can help achieve sustainable intensification of arable farming systems

University of Hohenheim
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

University of Hohenheim
Education

Tasty Macronutrients: How to best use novel plant protein – carbohydrate based ingredients in foods?

These ingredients can be physically (coacervates), chemically (conjugates) or enzymatically formed

University of Hohenheim
Education

Circular Food Generator Track

The proposed waste streams are bread, bananas and potatoes, which still have significant potential for use within the context of innovative food solutions

University of Hohenheim
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

University of Hohenheim
Education

Foodio - Food Solutions Master Class

Programme description FOODIO, Food Solutions Master Class, was a multidisciplinary, challenge-based learning programme for bachelor, master and doctoral students, working together with professors, researchers and professionals

University of Hohenheim
Education

Focus on Farmers

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

University of Hohenheim
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

University of Hohenheim
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