|Location||The Justus Liebig University was founded as one of the first universities in the German-speaking world. Justus Liebig University combines up-to-date research and teaching with the tradition of a university which is now almost 400 years old. Today, the university has about 22,000 students, about 10 per cent of whom belong to the newly founded faculty of Agriculture, Food Sciences and Environmental Management.
The University of Hohenheim, which was founded in 1818, is located outside the city of Stuttgart close to the airport. The main building is an old castle surrounded by large parks and two experimental farms. Short distances between all campus facilities make the orientation for new incoming students easy and allow a familiar atmosphere. Agriculture is a dominant faculty with a large number of international students, extensive curricula and a high proportion of Ph.D. students.
|Course focus||This Ph.D. course is offered to candidates from all over the world. Language of instruction is English, but the programme includes a German language crash course. Prior to the thesis research, course work of about four months is needed. The thesis research may deal with any kind of agricultural development at micro, regional or macro level, including related fields like environment or rural development of the candidate’s home country. The aim is to qualify the candidates as researchers and teachers, who are then able to analyse problems and develop solutions for their home countries in a systematic way. Today, most of the former students are acting as multipliers of knowledge at universities or other institutions in their home countries. This objective is supported by the many ongoing cooperation and continuing exchange activities that take place after completion of the programme in Giessen or Hohenheim.|
|Target group||Young scientists from Africa, Asia or Latin America with two years of professional experience after receiving their M.Sc. degree. Applications are invited primarily from universities and national and inter- national research institutions for staff development, but applications from M.Sc. degree holders already employed in government, administration, consultancies, international agencies and industry are also accepted.|
|Degree Awarded||Dr. sc. agr. / (Ph.D.)|
|Course Begins||1 June each year|
|Course Duration||In total 42 months
Close collaboration between Giessen/Hohenheim and the home institution/university is supported. The supervisor from Giessen/Hohenheim will visit the home country of the Ph.D. student before the start of data collection.
|Remarks||The selection of candidates depends on the fulfilment of the faculty entry requirements and the availability of a supervisor. Since scholar- ships are offered from different institutions, the conditions may some- times vary. The Programme Office supports candidates in finding a scholarship.
Candidates are also encouraged to find a sponsor or funding organisation and scholarship through own activities. For any support in such activities, please contact the Programme Office in Giessen or Hohen- heim. A list of German institutions offering scholarships can also be provided.
The final decision on the topic of the thesis is made jointly by the candidate and the supervisor. The research should fit into the overall research programme of the supervisor. The language of the courses and seminars as well as of publications, including the Ph.D. thesis, is English. Very good English language proficiency is a precondition for writing the Ph.D. thesis.
Continuous cooperation It is in the philosophy of the programme to support continuing relations and establish cooperation between the University of Giessen/Hohen- heim and the doctoral graduates as well as the respective institutions in which they work.
Institut für Betriebslehre der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft
Professur für Projekt- und Regionalplanung
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Bauer
Phone: +49 (0) 641 / 99-37311
Fax: +49 (0) 641 / 99-37319