Profile of the Faculty 11
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We see it as the main goals of agriculture to produce food of high quality in terms of health and biology, while at the same time maintaining closed cycles as far as possible and foregoing apparent, all-too-short-term economic advantages.
For many years, Witzenhausen has been a university location for ecologically oriented teaching and research in agriculture and food management with a national and international focus. We practice and promote a scientific culture that focuses on systems and overall processes. This allows us to grasp agricultural interrelationships and formulate practice-oriented results.
Numerous cooperations with companies at home and abroad, diverse forms of teaching and learning and our own agricultural experimental farm contribute to this. We place particular emphasis on the systemic relationships between soil, plants, animals, humans and technology. In addition to the production of high quality food in terms of health and biology, we see the maintenance of closed cycles as far as possible, renouncing short-term economic advantages, as the main goal of economic activity. Our department offers a consecutive Bachelor's and Master's degree programme in "Organic Agriculture". Furthermore, there is a "Dual Study Agriculture" with the combination of agricultural apprenticeship and study. In addition to the German-language degree programmes, there are three English-language Master's degree programmes with an international orientation: "MSc. Sustainable International Agriculture" and "MSc. International Food Business and Consumer Science".