The Research Centre Geisenheim and the Faculty of Geisenheim, formerly part of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden, merged on 1 January 2013 to form the newly created Hochschule Geisenheim University, the first "new type" of university in Germany. This is a unique institution combining 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.
Every year, around 300 young people graduate from Geisenheim with a high-quality Bachelor's degree in "Viticulture & Oenology", "International Wine Business", "Beverage Technology", "Horticulture", "Landscape Architecture", "Food Safety", and "Fresh Produce Logistics and Management". Master's degree programmes are also offered in cooperation with a number of national and international universities and research centres.
Hochschule Geisenheim University has the right (in cooperation with partner universities) to award doctoral degrees, under special legal regulations set out and supervised by the Hessen State Ministry of Education.
Geisenheim, with its population of around 11,000, is located on the Rhine between Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim, and is renowned for its wines, schools, and cathedral. It is popularly known as the "City of Lime Trees". The city itself stretches from the Rhine along the southern slopes of the Rheingau hills to the main ridge of the Taunus hills. Vineyards are planted halfway up the slopes surrounding Geisenheim and Johannisberg, with forests above them.
Living and studying - 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 athletics programme. Innumerable inns, restaurants, wine bars as well as vintners' taverns offer regional delicacies and dining highlights. And if you want a bit more excitement, then the state capital of Wiesbaden offers true urban flair, only 20 minutes away by public transport with a student semester ticket.
Student mentors support international students in all non-academic affairs related to living and studying in Geisenheim.
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