The Weincampus Neustadt is a joint academic department at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Bingen, and Kaiserslautern. The academic department offers the dual-study bachelor degree program “Viticulture and Oenology” and the part-time master’s degree program “MBA Wine, Sustainability, and Sales”. It also conducts research in the fields of viticulture and oenology.
Connecting Research and Real-World Experience with the Classroom
The national and international wine industry requires more and more practically and theoretically very well trained managers. This demand led to the founding of the Neustadt wine campus in 2009.
The cooperation among the three Universities of Applied Sciences, the Rural Service Center of Rhineland-Palatinate, and experienced industry partners provide students an education marked by first-class teaching, research, and professional training. Our network of expert partners has the entire the entire chain of value covered – from growing the grapes to producing wine, to the business side of the wine industry and finally, to the consumer – resulting in excellent potential for innovation and opportunities for transfer.
The Weincampus Neustadt is in the south of the Rhineland Palatinate, in the western part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, one of the major economic locations in Germany. The wine-growing region where the campus is located is called Palatinate and it’s located in the area of Bad Dürkheim, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, and Landau in Rhineland-Palatinate. With 23,461 hectares (57,970 acres) under cultivation in 2008, the region is the second largest wine region in Germany.
The connections to Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart are excellent due to the location directly on the A 65 highway and the connection to the Deutsche Bahn railway network.