Dr Dietmar Kohlruss
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Dr Dietmar Kohlruss

Horticulture Insurance is the specialist insurer of European Horticulture and provides security for its member companies in eight countries. For many years, it has financed a Germany Scholarship at the HSWT. Board member Dr Dietmar Kohlruss gives reasons for the commitment: "As a mutual insurance company, we are part of Horticulture and are not profit-oriented. By promoting young talent and science, we are investing in the sustainable development of our industry. And thus in our own future."

The mathematician runs the Horticulture Insurance together with the Chairman of the Board Christian Senft, who studied Horticulture at Weihenstephan. "More than half of our staff have a degree or training in Horticulture," says Kohlruss, "because our expertise in Horticulture is one of our most valuable assets." Only through up-to-date knowledge of technologies, processes and markets can one advise and support members at eye level, preventively and in the event of a claim.

The contact with scholarship holders also helps Horticulture Insurance to "keep its finger on the pulse. Getting to know each other personally and regular exchanges are therefore very important, Kohlruss emphasises. For example, the students are invited to the scholarship holders' day in Wiesbaden, get to know staff, visit member companies and meet scholarship holders from other universities of applied sciences. Long-term relationships also develop through Bachelor's theses and project work, often with an international focus. And some students even decide to start a career.