Founded in 1818 after devastating famines, the University of Hohenheim is the oldest university in Stuttgart. Traditionally it has been committed to developing innovative solutions for some of society’s most pressing problems. Today, the University of Hohenheim is the leading German university in agricultural research and food sciences. In addition, it has an excellent reputation in natural, social, business, economic, and communication sciences. The university places great importance on maintaining an international network with strong partners.
At the University of Hohenheim, there is a unique cooperation between the university’s three faculties in research and teaching in the field of the bioeconomy. The bioeconomy is about the economics of the future, with new products and new productions processes, made from raw materials derived from plants, animals or microorganisms.
The GRACE project is coordinated by the Department „Biobased Resources in the Bioeconomy“, which was founded in 2010 as part of the Institute of Crop Science within the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. It is led by Prof. Dr. Iris Lewandowski. The Department’s research focuses on the contribution of biomass production and energy crops to a growing bioeconomy and to increased sustainability.