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Policy changes in higher education: The University of Kassel shifts towards organic agriculture

Mittelstraß, Holger (2005) Policy changes in higher education: The University of Kassel shifts towards organic agriculture. LEISA Magazine (12/2005), pp. 26-27.

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The city of Witzenhausen, in the central German state of Hessen, has a long tradition in agricultural education. A school for tropical and subtropical agriculture was founded there back in 1898, oriented at training agricultural experts for the German colonies. Since 1971, the city has hosted the Faculty of Agronomy, International Rural Development and Environmental Protection, which is part of the University of Kassel. Since 1995, the whole faculty has shifted from conventional to organic agriculture, renaming itself the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences. Today it includes 20 professorships dealing with
research and education in organic farming, with no more conventional agriculture activities: a unique situation in the whole world. The report goes in details of the curricula and learning objectives.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Higher education, Organic Agriculture, curriculum, learning methods, quality assessment
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Kassel
Related Links:http://www.uni-kassel.de/agrar
Deposited By: Mittelstraß, MSc Holger
ID Code:14210
Deposited On:08 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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