At the same time, they learn to consider the requirements for innovations that need to come from the organizations working in the bio-based economy as well as the corresponding political framework conditions.
- Focus on system and value chain approaches
- Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methods
- Europe’s first bioeconomy degree program
- International perspectives on bioeconomy
- Reasons to Choose Hohenheim
The inter- and transdisciplinary approach of the Bioeconomy program at the University of Hohenheim encourages critical thinking, and graduates have the skills necessary to develop and execute diverse activities within a biobased economy. In particular, “Hohenheim bioeconomists” are able to
- plan, assess, and analyze the production and processing of renewable resources;
- coordinate the production of biobased products, adapted to specific locations;
- consider the interconnectedness and interdependencies of different utilization pathways for biomass;
- understand the key technologies used for the production of biobased products and advance their economic use;
- consider the societal requirements for biobased products and their production methods;
- organize the market launch of new biobased products;
- understand how (new) biobased products are embedded in value chains from micro- and macroeconomic perspectives; and coordinate the cooperation among different stakeholders in the development of biobased value chains.
Occupational fieldsCompanies that manufacture products based on biological resources and biotechnological processes (including the food industry and bioenergy) as well as companies that create consumer products based on biological resources or processes
- Organizations that support the bio-based value networks (including consulting organizations and financial companies)
- Ministries and agencies that support the bioeconomy
- International organizations that support the bioeconomy including international development organizations
- Project management
- Founding a start-up
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- Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research Approaches in Bioeconomy
- Properties of Biobased Resources and Products
- Markets, Innovation and Social Acceptance of Biobased Products
- Sustainable Industrial Processes
- Agricultural Production of Biobased Resources
- Natural Science Concepts
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent with a profile in one of the following academic fields: agricultural sciences, natural sciences, or economic sciences.
- We expect good knowledge of English, proficiency in the use of MS office programs and the ability and readiness to work in intercultural teams.
- English B2
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Stuttgart
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