HEF German Ukrainian Autumn School 2022

This event is supported by Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds and the Joachim Herz-Stiftung Hamburg, and organized by the Hans Eisenmann Forum for Agricultural Sciences (HEF) of TUM and the Professorship for Urban Productive Ecosystems (UPE) at TUM.


Place & Time: Digital (Zoom & Youtube Stream), October 10-14; 9am-4pm

Program: Find the full schedule Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterhere.

Registration for TUM students:
still possible here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Opens window for sending emailProf. Dr. Monika Egerer).

Participation as free listener:
Meeting ID: 677 6093 7992,  Passcode: 780539

If you have any questions, please contact Opens window for sending emailClaudia Luksch.



Autumn School topics and goals: Sustainable food production requires knowledge of the entire system and new approaches and methods. Alternative methods in food production allow cultivation with less negative impact on the environment. In particular, a focus on ecological practices as well as urban production systems are proposed as solutions to current challenges. Considering the whole system allows for increasing resource efficiency (e.g., water, nutrients) and increasing the role of biodiversity in providing ecosystem functions.

This transnational autumn school with participants from the TUM School of Life Sciences and the Open International University of Human Development in Kiev, will develop approaches for sustainable food production.

The goal is an exchange of topics of high social relevance such as sustainable land use, climate change, biodiversity and food safety. Different approaches, challenges and opportunities of sustainable food production will be elaborated and discussed, with a focus on agroecology and urban agriculture with current topics such as agrobiodiversity, polycultures, agroforestry, ecosystem functions and services, sustainable urban agriculture and urban food production.

The virtual, English-language format will enable the young scientists in Kiev to continue their studies and network internationally with German and international students, even in the current political situation. In addition to providing substantive, technical training, the Autumn School also aims to promote long-term collaboration and exchange.

The Autumn School is organized by the Hans Eisenmann Forum for Agricultural Sciences (HEF) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Professorship for Urban Productive Ecosystems (UPE) at the TUM.