A Visit to Hohenheim: Paving a Partnership between SICSS & ECSS

10.05.2019

From the 9th to the 10th of May we, students from the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences Master’s degree program Hamburg (SICSS), had the chance to visit our partner institution, the University of Hohenheim, in Stuttgart.

On the first day Dr. Andreas Behrendt, member of the remote sensing department, welcomed us and introduced us to the students from the Earth and Climate System Science Master’s Program (ECSS). After a short introduction, our colleagues from Hohenheim gave us a tour around Hohenheim’s Campus and we got the opportunity to explore the famous baroque palace. The University of Hohenheim is a gem in the green countryside of Stuttgart, it is traditionally known for its  specialization in agriculture and natural science. Fortunately, we had the chance to explore many botanic gardens, greenhouses and historic parklands. In the evening, we had a get-together with students and professors from both universities, where we had fruitful discussions and shared our thoughts and ideas on how to strengthen the partnership.

On the next day, Prof. Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer, Head of the MSc ECSS and Prof. Dr. Annette Eschenbach, Head of SICSS, gave presentations about the ECSS and ICSS master programs. They emphasized the opportunities that students from both programs can go on an exchange semester and other possibilities of collaboration, such as, joined field excursions and potential summer schools. After having lunch at the cantine, we did a walking tour to the new Land Atmosphere Feedback Observatory (LAFO) of University of Hohenheim. They showed us different measurement devices that employ a combination of novel types of sensors.

Overall, we really enjoyed our visit to the University of Hohenheim, we appreciated having various conversations and establishing new friendships with our peers from ECSS. Finally, we want to thank ECSS for their hospitality, and hope this visit can pave the road to many upcoming cooperations.