The University of Hohenheim is a campus university located in the south of Stuttgart,Germany.
Founded in 1818 it is Stuttgart’s oldest university. Its primary areas of specialization had traditionally been agricultural and natural sciences, Today, however, the majority of its students are enrolled in one of the many study programs offered by the faculty of business, economic and social sciences. The faculty has regularly been ranked among the best in the country, making the University of Hohenheim one of Germany’s top-tier universities in these fields. The university maintains academic alliances with a number of partner universities and is involved in numerous joint research projects.
Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometers and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is the major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields. Germany has the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth-largest by purchasing power parity. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is the second-largest exporter and third-largest importer of goods. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living, featuring comprehensive social security that includes the world’s oldest universal health care system.
Stuttgart is spread across a variety of hills (many of them vineyards), valleys and parks – unusual for a German city and often a source of surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the ‘cradle of the automobile’. Stuttgart has the status of Stadtkreis, a type of self- administrating urban county. It is also the seat of the state legislature, the regional parliament, the local council and the Protestant State Church in Württemberg as well as one of the two co-seats of the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg- Stuttgart.
The General Students’ Committee, or AStA, is the legally-entitled representative body for students at the University and also acts as such in different panels. It scope of responsibility includes the various interests of students in terms of social support, the promotion of the intellectual, musical and sporting interests of students and the further development of inter-regional and international student cooperation. In Hohenheim, AStA is sub-divided into the elected representative body and the AStA office, which runs the sports program and Unimusik. Learn more about the activities of the AStA on the AStA homepage.
Student Services has several residence halls in direct proximity to campus click here for more. Some of the residence hall rooms are reserved for international students.
Stuttgarters are amazingly friendly people who will forgive you if German isn’t your first or second (or any) language. If you do speak German well: beware that many people speak the local Schwäbisch dialect natively which may somewhat affect their standard German – which however everyone can speak. They love to practice other languages (especially English) and will try to help you. Stuttgart is a big city with a small-town atmosphere.
Germany is also filled with beautiful castles. The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Interesting destinations for weekend trips are France (the Alsace region), Switzerland and Lake Constance. Trains are a great and easy way to get around in Germany. You can book tickets online.