Crop scientists breed crops and develop cropping systems, that are profitable and ecologically sustainable.
In light of the ever growing world population and the finite cropping area, this goal remains a key challenge of humanity today and will become even more important in the future.
Hohenheim offers one of the most extensive study programmes in crop sciences in the world. The scientific infrastructure of the university, with its research station and the State Plant Breeding Institute, is unique. This offers students the possibility to apply their theoretical knowledge into the practice.
The Masters program in Crop Science seeks to apply biological, physiological, molecular genetic and biometric principles to crops and cropping systems, in order to increase their efficiency. Graduates are prepared to creatively solve the changing problems in modern crop development, production and management. This requires an understanding of diverse fields, from basic biology, physiology and ecology to bioinformatics and expert systems.
Crop Science majors at the Universität Hohenheim concentrate on the interrelationships between the physiological and biological factors that regulate crop productivity.
The two-year program is comprised of four semesters, during which a minimum of 90 ECTS credits of coursework and the Master’s thesis must be completed.
The program focuses on two majors
Semester 1,2 and 3
7 compulsory modules totalling 42 credits
Prospective students with higher education entrance qualification and an above-average Bachelors degree in agrobiology, agricultural sciences or a related field.
No work experience is required.
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On November 20, 1818, Hohenheim became the site of an important agricultural institution, founded by King William I of Württemberg for teaching, experimentation and demonstration. The first director was Johann Nepomuk Schwerz, and it was located in the castle built by Duke Karl Eugen. In 1847 the institution was designated as holding the rank of an "Academy of Agriculture and Forestry". In 1904 the name was changed to "Agricultural College". Hohenheim College was awarded the right to confer doctorates in 1918 and habilitations in 1919. This school was renamed Universität Hohenheim in 1967. 2008 there are over ´6,000 students in Hohenheim, a university which is primarily focused on economics and business administration. The University of Hohenheim is one of Germany's leading universities in agricultural science.
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