Food production and social welfare: a special time at the University of Hohenheim

Stuttgart is known not just for its cuisine, car manufacturing and culture – it is also very strong in research. The University of Hohenheim is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year and has many events planned for it.

“In our anniversary year of 2018, we will be presenting the entire spectrum of the university’s life and research to our guests,” said Professor Dr Stephan Dabber, the university’s rector, in a recent interview. The university is keeping its word, and there are numerous projects under way. 200 years after it was first established, it is still a thriving centre of research and development.

The international ISEKI Food Conference is being held at the University of Hohenheim from 3 to 5 July 2018. The focus? Combining production steps in such a way that sustainable food production can be ensured both now and in the future. The event is being organised by the ISEKI Food Association and the Research Center for Bioeconomy at the University of Hohenheim. The conference revolves around the creation, processing and marketing of food and the health-related aspects of food production. Its slogan is “The Food System Approach”. Up to 400 delegates from around the world are expected.

The aim of the event is also to strengthen the networks of those involved, whether they are working in research, industry or education. The better they work together, the more they can achieve in terms of environmental protection and social welfare.

The conference will be accompanied by numerous lectures and workshops. The workshops are free. However, you do have to register at

Background information on the 200-year history of the University of Hohenheim:
The university was originally founded by King Wilhelm I of Württemberg as an institution of agricultural research and education, and right from the outset its aim was to be a centre for innovation and new ideas and to work in the interests of society. It was established in response to the devastating famines of the early 19th century in an effort to counteract them by taking radical action. Innovative strength, close ties to people all over the world and the aspiration not only to conduct basic research but also to come up with practical solutions are still central to the University of Hohenheim. Bioeconomy is the guiding theme of the University of Hohenheim and one of its three research focuses. It brings together the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.