Day of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences with Graduation Ceremony

The Study Program Divison Agricultural and Horticultural Science, the Student Council and the Max Schönleutner Gesellschaft Weihenstephan e. V. invite you to the Day of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences on Friday, 22.11.2019 at 15:00 o'clock

The Day of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences offers the opportunity to present your alma mater to your family and friends and to celebrate your final degree together with your former fellow students in Weihenstephan. The best graduates will be honored.

Thanks to our Students Council, the day will end with a festive evening celebration. We cordially invite all people who feel connected to the Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences in Weihenstephan. We would very much appreciate it if you could sign up for attendance. Please find further details in the flyer enclosed.


German Environmental Award for Prof. Kögel-Knabner

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner was awarded the most lucrative environmental award of europe for ther excellent research. Kögel-Knabner's findings regarding carbon sequestration allowed for a monitoring of the changes in the soil environment, early detection of such and gave the chance to act preventive.

Prof. Kögel-Knabner has served as the chair of Soil Science TUM since 1995 and has a part in the fundamental education of our students in the agricultural and horticultural sciences.

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Photography: Astrid Eckert, München

Public Lecture series of the HEF-Akademie

On Thursday, 25th July 2019 at 5 pm

Prof. Dr. J. Wolfgang Wägele (Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander König, Bonn) gives a lecture in the context of a public lecture series of the HEF-Academy:

„Chancen für ein automatisiertes Biodiversitätsmonitoring: Das AMMOD Projekt“.

Venue: Hörsaal 17 (Liesel-Beckmann-Str. 1, 85354 Freising)

Everyone interested is welcome to join (no registration necessary).

Job fair for agricultural and horticultural sciences on Wednesday 22th of May 2019

The Job Fair for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences of the Faculty of WZW and the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT) will be on Wednesday, 22th May 2019, beginning at 9:45 a.m. About 50 companies and industries will present themselves in the foyer of the ZHG.

Take advantage of this job fair as an excellent opportunity to get firsthand information from potential employers about graduate jobs and also about internships, topics for Bachelor / Master Thesis or general information about different occupational areas.

At the same time, there are five discussion forums, which will look at the current job situation in different fields.

In the evening of Tuesday, 21th May 2019, starting at 18:00, Dr. Jochen Riebensahm, Agri-associates will hold a lecture entitled „Meinem Marktwert auf der Spur! Was für ein Einstiegsgehalt kann ich als Absolvent fordern“. The event will take place in seminar room 2, ZHG, Maximus-von-Imhof-Forum 6. Everyone who is interested is welcome.

Fit für den Klimawandel

Unter der Koordination unseres Lehrstuhls für Pflanzenzüchtung forscht der Projektverbund „BayKlimaFit“ an Strategien zur Anpassung von Kulturpflanzen an den Klimawandel.

Finanziert vom Bayerischen Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz erarbeiten exzellente ForscherInnen und Arbeitsgruppen aus ganz Bayern, welche Mechanismen die Anpassung von Pflanzen an den Klimawandel und an die sich daraus ergebenden neuen Umweltbedingungen erlauben.

Bildrecht: StMUV

Prof. Dr. Vera Bitsch appointed honorary doctor by Swedish University of Agricultural Science

On October 6, 2018 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU).

Prof. Bitsch conducts research in the fields of agricultural economics and agribusiness management. In her research, she prefers working with qualitative approaches and she also contributes to the development of qualitative methods as well as teaching qualitative approaches in the PhD program Agricultural Economics on the national level in Germany. Prof. Bitsch was awarded the honorary doctorate for her outstanding contributions to agricultural economics in the fields of employer-employee relationships and social sustainability in horticulture, landscaping and agricultural value chains. During the ceremony, Prof. Bitsch received the traditional insignia of the honorary doctorate: a handmade hat, symbol for freedom and power, an engraved golden ring, symbol of faithfulness to science, and a certificate with the SLU wax seal.

The SLU is one of the five leading agricultural universities in the world. The research and teaching at SLU focuses not only on productivity but also on environmental effects generated by plant and animal production, as well as ethical aspects of animal husbandry.

The video on the ceremony can be found here.

The video on the lecture “Wicked Sustainability – Muddling through Transitions in Agri-food Systems” of Prof. Bitsch can be found here.

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Magazin des Wissenschaftszentrums Weihenstephan der Technischen Universität München

Film über das Studium Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften

Ein Studium für die Zukunft: Mit einem selbst produzierten Imagefilm stellt unsere Fachschaft das Studium der Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften am Wissenschaftszentrum vor: