Green. Innovative. Practical.
Green, innovative, and practical - Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences in a nutshell. Since it was founded in 1971, it has developed a unique profile. No other university of applied sciences has a comparable range of subjects so clearly and consistently oriented towards green subjects. The degree programmes cover everything to do with nature, food, and the environment in the very broadest sense, ranging from the scientific to the artistic, from high-tech to Land Art, from molecules via trees through to landscape areas.
The environmental management system at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences has been validated in accordance with EMAS. This makes it Bavaria's second university to tackle the demanding environmental regulations set down by the European Union. As early as 2009, the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences reached target agreements with the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts relating to the development of an "ecologically sustainable and resource-efficient university". As part of this process, in 2012, a decision was made to introduce an environmental management system to be audited by external consultants. The university decided to implement an environmental management system based on the European Union's EMAS regulations (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme).
Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences is split into two sections, Weihenstephan and Triesdorf, which between them are home to seven departments. Together, they offer 19 bachelor's degree programmes, 13 work-study degree programmes and 12 master's degree programmes. The subjects offered form a self-contained cluster of subject areas that cover essential aspects of human life. It begins with agricultural raw material production, includes the processing of animal products, covers relevant issues in food and food supply, considers environmental concerns, and extends to the development of rural and urban spaces. Accordingly, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences provides education and training that cover the entire supply chain - from the field to the table, or from the field to the electric wall socket. With study placements and work placements, degree programmes leading to a double degree as well as active collaborations with more than 80 educational institutions worldwide, the education and training provided also has a very international perspective.
What marks Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences out and makes it such a success is the direct practical relevance and sound scientific basis of the education and training it provides. It is part of its philosophy to educate and train students for opportunities in a variety of occupations, thereby also meeting the needs of industry and business. Knowledge and technology transfer is the link between the university and businesses, associations and institutions. Research has equal priority.