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Department of Horticulture and Food Technology

Department of Horticulture and Food Technology

Department information

The Department of Horticulture and Food Technology at Weihenstephen-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences offers two bachelor's degree programmes:

The Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Management is supported by the departments of Horticulture and Food Technology, Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Systems, as well as Agriculture, Food and Nutrition.

The four departments of Bioengineering Sciences, Horticulture and Food Technology, Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Systems jointly offer the Master's degree programme in Food Quality and two master's degree programmes in cooperation with other departments.

Qualification for senior positions

The department's remit is to train students to assume leading roles in companies and organisations within horticulture and food management. The aim of the lecturers is to create the foundations to enable successful entry into the world of work straight after the degree or to provide the opportunity for further academic training, for example as part of a master's degree or a doctorate. The teaching on the degree programme is consistently focused both on needs as well as on the current issues facing businesses and institutions operating in the respective sectors.

Close link between theory and practice

As the link to current practice is of particular importance for educating students at the University of Applied Sciences, relevant professor appointments ensure that this link is and remains in place within the faculty. In addition to this, applied research projects; seminars, projects and dissertations within companies; assignment of teaching positions; the involvement of practitioners in teaching and both internal and external professional training courses all serve to ensure this close connection between university and the world of work.

The department collaborates intensively with the Centre for Research and Knowledge Transfer. At the Institute of Horticulture and the Institute for Food Technology, students have a number of opportunities to carry out experimental work and applied research under the direction of the respective specialist lecturer. The students in the Department of Horticulture also benefit from the Weihenstephan Gardens. The work-study courses in Horticulture and Food Technology are also a starting point for linking study and practical experience.

Various cooperation agreements with foreign universities enable students to complete a semester abroad. A special cooperation exists with Agrocampus Ouest in Angers / France: the coordination of teaching and learning content and the establishment of a common range of programmes mean that students have the opportunity to obtain two academic degrees (B.Sc. in Horticulture and a French degree certificate from Agrocampus Ouest-Centre d'Angers (Ingénieur Grade Master).


Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Fakultät Gartenbau und Lebensmitteltechnologie
Am Staudengarten 10
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-3378
F +49 8161 71-4417

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