Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

The University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan- Triesdorf ( HSWT; until August 12, 2009 University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan ) is a University of Applied Sciences Campus Weihenstephan in Freising, and in Triesdorf and Straubing.

  • 4.1 President
  • 4.2 Professors and staff
  • 4.3 Former Students



1803 was first then founded by the Bavarian Elector and later King Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria in the vacant through the secularisation of Bavaria buildings of Weihenstephan Monastery a forestry school in January 1804 pattern agricultural school and the " Electoral Central Nursery Weihenstephan ". 1895 Weihenstephan became the " Royal. Bavarian Academy of Agriculture and Breweries " collected. In 1907, the Weihenstephan Brewery attempt. 1920 Weihenstephan was elevated to university with doctoral degrees. In 1930 the University of the former Technical University of Munich was incorporated. From the teaching in Weihenstephan and the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan emerged. It was established on August 1, 1971 through the merger of engineering schools for Horticulture Weihenstephan with the facilities for farming in Schönbrunn, Triesdorf ( in Ansbach ) and in Landsberg am Lech. Since the first Polytechnics Act provided for an application-oriented research only as a task for the technical college teachers, but not for the college as an institution, the National Research Institute had to be established, which was affiliated with the University of Applied Sciences and renamed in 2003, Research Institute for Horticulture Weihenstephan. One of the educational gardens of the research institute is named after Johann Georg Conrad Oberdieck. Among the teaching gardens is also the Weihenstephaner Perennial.


Triesdorf was the summer residence of the Margrave of Brandenburg- Ansbach. As Margrave Carl Wilhelm Friedrich von Brandenburg -Ansbach the regency took over the margravate, a building boom began in Triesdorf. Officially, his seat of government although Ansbach, but by the love of the hunt he stayed most of the time in Triesdorf on. Due to the constant presence of an extensive royal household was necessary. It has also established an economy that would ensure food security of the court. His son and successor, Christian Friedrich Carl Alexander von Brandenburg -Ansbach built the residence on. He was very devoted to agriculture and devoted himself to horses and cattle. The Ansbach - Triesdorfer beef was grown under him in Triesdorf. After the abdication of the Marquis the margravate came to the Kingdom of Bavaria, from the margrave's economy showed the county agricultural school. These agricultural school was the basis for the educational center Triesdorf consisting next to the university from another country and domestic schools.


The University is currently divided into seven faculties:

  • Study Freising Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Dean Frank Lesske elected in 2012
  • Horticulture and Food Technology, Dean Volker Henning elected in 2012
  • Landscape Architecture, Dean Ulrich Kia elected in 2012
  • Agriculture and Food Industry, Dean Ulrich Bodmer chosen 2012
  • Forestry, Dean Volker Zahner elected, 2012
  • Agriculture, Dean Leonhard thirst elected in 2012
  • Environmental Engineering, Dean Andreas Ratka elected in 2012


It offers the following courses:

  • Study Freising Agricultural Marketing and Management
  • Bioprozessinformatik
  • Brewing and Beverage Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscaping and Management
  • Food Technology
  • Forestry
  • International Master of Landscape Architecture ( IMLA )
  • Renewable energy management
  • Nutrition and Food Management
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Technology of Renewable Energies
  • Water Technology
  • Food Management
  • Master of International Business Administration in Agriculture (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration in Regional Management
  • Energy management and technology
  • Bachelor Agricultural Engineering, from 2012/2013 as a new degree program in Germany
  • Study Straubing Master of Renewable Resources



Professors and staff

  • Josef van buckets
  • Christian Frosch, artists
  • Nils Hellner
  • Josef Herz
  • Karl Fritz Lauer, agricultural scientists of Plant Pathology and Weed Science
  • Ludwig Narcissus
  • Hans room
  • Thomas Scharnagel (1880-1953), seed expert and plant breeders. From 1928 to 1948 director of the Bavarian State Plant in Weihenstephan.
  • Karl Schuster ( brewing scientists )
  • Alois Seidl
  • Georg Spitzlberger
  • Herbert Stroebel

Former Students

  • Niegel Lorenz (1933-2001), Member of the Bundestag, Member of Parliament, Deputy Chairman of the Agriculture Committee of Europe
  • Manfred Nüssel ( b. 1948 ), President of the German Raiffeisen Association
  • Ruffing Catherina Bernadotte ( b. 1977 ), German - Swedish landscape architect
  • Gerhard Wägemann ( born 1953 ), former member of the Bavarian State Parliament, District Administrator of the White Castle -Gunzenhausen
  • Hubert Aiwanger (born 1971 ), Member of the Bavarian Parliament, Chairman of the Free Voters Germany, as well as state chairman of the Free Voters Bavaria