Hochschule Geisenheim University

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About the University

Geisenheim has been a place of research and education in viticulture and horticulture since 1872. The new Hochschule Geisenheim University was formed by merging Geisenheim Research Center and the faculty of Geisenheim of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. This unique institution combines practice-oriented elements offered at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) with the theoretical education and research in master's and PhD programmes traditionally undertaken at universities. Geisenheim University is focused on bachelor and master study programmes in the fields of viticulture and oenology, wine economics, beverage technology, horticulture and landscape architecture as well as fresh produce logistics and food safety. At the same time around 60 PhD students are working in various research projects at the facility and provide bachelor and master students with the opportunity to get an insight into scientific research. The master degree programmes are offered together with a number of national and international universities and research centers.One of the key strengths of the university is its extensive and wide-reaching international network built up over a long period of time, and the aim is to cultivate and expand this in order to further facilitate the international mobility of students, teaching staff and scientists. The Geisenheim campus offers modern facilities to 1,300 students: libraries, lecture halls, campus sports, close contact to lecturers, alumni, industry representatives as well as a stimulating, dynamic and international atmosphere.

About the City

Situated in the western part of Germany, along the banks of the river Rhine, Geisenheim is located in the heart of German viticulture and close to the picturesque landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage area "Oberes Mittelrheintal". At the same time it is only 60 km away from the city of Frankfurt, a European center of banking and finance and home to one of Europe’s largest airports. Geisenheim offers a quality range of recreational and leisure activities. A number of sports halls, an indoor as well as an outdoor swimming pool, a sports field and opportunities for water sports are available privately or as part of the university's sports programme. Innumerable pubs, restaurants and wine bars offer regional delicacies and dining highlights, and if you want a bit more excitement, the state capital of Wiesbaden offers true urban flair, only 20 minutes away by public transport with a student semester ticket.


At Geisenheim University the research activities are coordinated in six research centers:

Prominent Teachers

  • Hermann Müller-Thurgau, 1850 -1927, botanist, plant physiologist, oenologist and grape breeder. He called himself Müller-Thurgau, taking the name of his home canton, Thurgau, in Switzerland.During his time in Geisenheim, he created the grape variety ‘Müller-Thurgau’ in a breeding programme initiated in 1882, by crossing ‘Riesling’ with ‘Madeleine Royale’.
  • Julius Koch, 1912 – 1991, who introduced the first bottled orange juice “Hohes C” to Germany in the 1950s, and later created the multivitamin juice, “Dr Koch’s Trink 10”.


  • Year of foundation: 2013
  • Number of students: 1.300
  • Foreign students: 150
  • Professors: 33

Contact Details 

International Office
Hochschule Geisenheim University
International Office
Von-Lade-Str. 1
65366 Geisenheim
Tel.: + 49 (0) 6722 502-718

Homepage: German | English


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