Universität Hohenheim

Universität Hohenheim

Research and education

The University of Hohenheim currently offers 12 bachelor courses, including B.Sc. courses in the life sciences, agricultural sciences, economics and social sciences, as well as state exam courses in biology and food chemistry. The number of master courses in the natural sciences, agricultural sciences, economics and social sciences is continually being expanded.

The University of Hohenheim focuses on applied research and education. It strives for excellence in education and research by bringing together different competences and skills, evaluation and quality management. The University of Hohenheim’s objective is to integrate its teaching and research activities with regional and international partners. It also offers numerous further training courses for lifelong education.
The largest faculty is the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, which comprises around fifty percent of all students enrolled at Hohenheim University. Approximately 30 percent of students are enrolled at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, and around 20 percent at the Life Sciences Faculty.

The University of Hohenheim has a unique selling point due to its particular profile that covers the entire chain of the development of natural and economic values through finishing processes, economic utilisation and sustainable return into the ecosystem. The University’s profile topics are the nutrition sciences as part of the food chain, the contribution of agriculture to energy and raw material supply, biological signals as well as innovation and services.
In 2004, Hohenheim became, and remains today, the first university in Baden-Württemberg to be certified as a family-friendly university. The "Studium schnupperale" specifically targets children and adolescents with the aim of awakening their interest in the natural sciences.

Category Institutes
Working areas Biotechnology, Research, Development, Environment, Botanicals, Nutrition, Universities/ higher education institutions, Agriculture
Year of foundation



Hybrid Intelligence: Pioneering Approach Can Reconcile Biodiversity & Agriculture

A research team at University of Hohenheim and Technical University of Munich has developed a new transdisciplinary approach to resolve the tradeoff between biodiversity and…


Euroleague for Life Sciences: Scientific Student Conference at the University of Hohenheim

Global food, environment, and sustainability: Around 300 students from all over Europe will meet on 17 and 18 November, 2023, for a scientific discussion on these topics. The…


Microalgae: Environmentally friendly and healthy alternative to fish

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THE World University Ranking 2024: University of Hohenheim remains one of the best 300 universities worldwide

Small and excellent: The University of Hohenheim is among the top 16 percent of the world’s universities in the current World University Ranking. The British magazine “Times…