Germany, Stuttgart - Hohenheim

How is Bioeconomy Going to Shape Our World?

when 11 September 2019 - 20 September 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 100

World population growth, finite resources, environmental pollution, a decline in species biodiversity, and climate change are pressing matters of our time. Bioeconomy is a promising concept which could provide a solution. It aims to base our economic world on bio-based raw materials. Through a bio-based economy, paths are opened for new products, new technologies, altered production processes and new production sites.

Which is the right transition path into a Bioeconomy of the future? What does it take to make Bioeconomy a success story? How will our consumption patterns be affected or is it the other way around? Which biological components are the most promising ones? And where are resources to be found and produced best for a bio-based economy?

In other words: How is Bioeconomy going to shape our world?

In our interactive lectures we bring together the interdisciplinary and international expertise from all participants with that of our lecturers from various fields of science and industry. Workshops in a lecture hall filled with bio-based materials and world maps are intended for a hands-on investigation. We complement the 8-day agenda with trips to companies and the agricultural experiment stations of the University of Hohenheim.

Course leader

Dr. Evelyn Reinmuth (Coordinator), Nicole Henninger, M.Sc.

Target group

Undergraduate students worldwide from the fields of economics, agricultural, natural and social sciences

Course aim

The aim of the course is to provide students with a skill set which allows a research-based assessment of the transition path into bioeconomic future.

Credits info

4 EC
4 ECTS (European Credit Points)

Fee info

EUR 100: You will stay in shared 3 bed rooms at a hostel in Stuttgart. Costs for accommodation and breakfast are covered by the organization committee. Rooms will be distributed at arrival day. For further information about the accommodation follow this link: https://www.jugendherberge.de/en/youth-hostels/stuttgart-international-112/portrait
Costs for travelling (to Stuttgart and touristic activities), the meals, as well as personal needs have to be paid by the participants.
Participants are required to have health insurance that covers illnesses and accidents as well as civil liability insurance valid for Germany.