The Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum is a central cross-discipline and interfaculty institution of Agricultural Science of the Technische Universität München.
The central institution is under the responsibility of the University Board of the Technische Universität München and is directed by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Windisch, who also directs the Institute of Animal Nutrition at the Center of Life and Food Sciences at Weihenstephan.
The members of the Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum are the holders of professorships relating to the Agricultural Science at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and several professors with closely related disciplines from other departments of the Technische Universität München.
In particular, the HEZ members focus on the five key topics land use/ land development, resources efficiency and biobased economy, innovative production of biomass, microbiome in agricultural systems, and animal welfare.
An advisory board of external experts of agricultural economy and science supports the Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum and its members in the development and general orientation of the Agricultural Science in Weihenstephan.
Objectives and Tasks
The HEZ provides a platform for agricultural research at the campus of TUM and partner institutions. The HEZ office itself, coordinated by a director, a project manager and a secretary, supports the communication and public relations of agricultural contents both inside and outside of the TUM.
The key objectives include the promotion of research, knowledge transfer and communication within and between agricultural sciences and agricultural industry and practices.
Several open events organized by the HEZ, such as lectures for all interested parties as well as symposia and conferences on a regular basis, promote intensive and constructive exchange of ideas between science, industry, ministries and agricultural fields of application, and support an effective outreach to stakeholders and the wider public.
The mission of the Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum as a comprehensive central institution is to further develop Agricultural Science as a multi-discipline system science and to give a sense of identity to all professorships of Agricultural Science.
Furthermore the Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum connects professional agricultural scientific competence to those people who are interested.
29.04.2008 Decision of the Bavarian Council of Ministers to establish a central institution for Agricultural Science
20.05.2008 Decision of the University Management to establish the Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum as a central institute at Weihenstephan
04.06.2008 Target agreement between the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts and the Technische Universität München: a decision on the establishment of the central institute for Agricultural Science is reached
12.11.2008 Inaugural meeting of the Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum for Agricultural Science
18.11.2008 Appointment of the Director of the Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum by the Executive Board of Management
15.05.2009 The Hans-Eisenmann-Zentrum's management office begins its activities