Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

The Institutes of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen have agreed to merge to form the "Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development". The Department is divided into eleven chairs.



Start of the Research Network "Zukunft der Ernährung in Niedersachsen" ("Future of Nutrition in Lower Saxony" ZERN)

The University of Göttingen, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) and the German Institute of Food Technology (DIL) intend to develop ways to shape the transformation of the agricultural and food systems in Lower Saxony and thus improve sustainability over the next five years.
The focus will be on agriculture, nutrition and the environment and their many interconnections.


DFG Research Training Group "Sustainable Food Systems"

The Department is founder and lead organization of the Research Training Group (RTG 2654) “Sustainable Food Systems”, which is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The RTG combines excellent interdisciplinary research on emerging topics for global food systems with innovative qualification concepts