Institute U Hohenheim
Description of the institute
Hohenheim cultivates international partnerships with universities and other research institutes in over 90 countries around the world; furthermore, the university manages an array of individual research partnerships. The university is a member of the Euroleague for Life Sciences.
Five research stations, four state institutes and five research centres enable intensive, inter-disciplinary and practice-oriented research in situ.
Currently, more than 8000 students attend a total of 41 courses of study in the fields of "General and Applied Natural Sciences“, "Agricultural Sciences" and "Economic and Social Sciences“. They cherish their "easy access campus" with its expansive parks.
The largest faculty is the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, in which about half of the student population is enrolled. About 30 per cent study at the Faculty Agricultural Sciences, about 20 per cent at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Well over half of all students in Hohenheim are women. The proportion of foreign students in Hohenheim was always high. It currently stands at 15 per cent. They come from over 90 countires on all continents.
The University has a unique selling point in terms of its special profile which includes the entire chain of the development of natural and economic values via processes of refinement, economic use and sustainable recycling back to the ecosystem. Featured subjects include the Nutritional Sciences in the context of the Food Chain, the contribution of agriculture to the supply of energy and raw materials, Biological Signals as well as innovation and services.
In 2004 Hohenheim was certified as a family-friendly university - the first university in Baden-Württemberg to be awarded this privilege. The trial study programme (Studium schnupperale) provides children and teenagers with access to science.