IFBC Induction and Orientation programme

A very warm welcome to our new IFBC students joining Kassel University and Fulda University of Applied Sciences in 2018. You have made it through the applicant journey and we are delighted you are taking up your studies with us in Witzenhausen and Fulda. We take great care to help you settle into your new way of life in Witzenhausen and Fulda by organising a range of induction and orientation activities.

The induction and orientation programme at Witzenhausen and Fulda consists of a range of academic events and other important enrolment tasks. With three field trips with focus on »farm«, »food«, and »consumer« we introduce you to the challenges of the food value chain - one of the core subjects of the IFBC programme and organize three visits with focus on "farm to fork" in the first academic week.

Status: July 8, 2018 - subject to changes

Campus Witzenhausen - Intro to IT, Thu Oct 11, 2018

13.30-15.30Tuesday, Oct 11 2018
Introduction to IT-System, e-learning platform of Campus Witzenhausen, Oliver Jungwirth
Nordbahnhofstr. Kleine Aula

Introduction to library system

Martina Zunker, registration for one session only with tutor via mail: tutor-int@uni-kassel.de


+++Please register for one session via e-mail: tutor.int@uni-kassel.de

Campus Witzenhausen - Welcome, Mon Oct 15, 2018

9.30Welcome address, Faculty Prof. Dr. Gunter Backes - Dean of Faculty Organic Agricultural Sciences

Steinstr. 19 Zeichensaal
9.40Introduction Ute Gilles, MSc (International Study Affairs), Student Tutors, student groups ASV, FSR, KHG, ESG, Ms Range
Coffee Break
10.15Welcome Address Prof. Dr. Johannes Kahl - IFBC Programme Director Kassel-Witzenhausen

Ute Gilles, MSc (International Study Affairs) Introduction to Study Portfolio and Practical Guide
Steinstr. 19 Zeichensaal
12.00LunchMensa, Steinstraße
14.00City RallyeSteinstraße
18.00Reception by the Mayor of Witzenhausen Town Hall

Campus Fulda - Welcome, Tue Oct 16, 2018

Pick-up at train station Fulda by Franziska, student tutor
9.30Welcome Address at Campus Fulda
Prof. Dr. Christine Küster - Study Dean of Department
Prof. Dr. Tonia Ruppenthal, IFBC Programm Director
Helga Keil, MA - IFBC Programme Coordinator Fulda University
Campus Fulda,
Leipziger Str. 123

building 40, room 105
9.45Meet & Greet with lecturers and staff members of the Department of Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciencesbuilding 40, room 105
11.00 Registration and enrolment at Campus Fulda
(allowing some time to initialize the „student card”)
Student Service Center
11.30 Lunch break Mensa
12.30 +++alternating groups+++
Introduction to IT Services and e-learning platform Fulda (moodle)
Helga Keil
building 40, room 006
Introduction to the lab facilities at Campus Fulda Interaction and usability lab / Sensory Science and Consumer Research Lab: Sensory Evaluation and Eye tracking
Louisa Page and Dominik Rupprecht
building 46, room 334 and 234
14.30Campus Walk to be continued to the City and the baroque city center of Fulda
Helga Keil and Claire Holch
15.30Chill out at Café Ideal Fulda 

Field trip - focus FARM, Wed Oct 18, 2018

8.00 am departure by bus, Witzenhausen at the bus stop Mündener Str
9.00 amVisit of Eschenhof Wolfhagen focus organic agriculture - Community Supported Agriculture accompanied by Prof. Dr. Johannes Kahl
01.00 pm return by bus to Witzenhausen 

Field trip - focus FOOD, Thu Oct 18, 2018

8.15 am departure Witzenhausen by chartered bus at the bus stop Mündener Str
10.30 am

Visit of Ölmühle Solling GmbH, Boffzen
medium-sized oil mill specialized in high-quality organic oils with a focus on cold-pressed oils

presentation of Sebastian Baensch, CEO and degustation of the products


afternoon return by bus to Witzenhausen

Field trip - focus CONSUMER, Fri Oct 19, 2018

8.20 am

departure Witzenhausen by public transport

at the bus stop Mündener Str

visit of "isi Göttingen"

Focus: market research, sensory analysis, and sensory marketing

catching up with an IFBC alumni

Ascherberg 2, Rosdorf

return tp Witzenhausen by public transport
2.00 pm Summary, learning outcome, and final discussion regarding the food value chain with Prof. Dr. Tonia Ruppenthal and Prof. Dr. Johannes Kahl

... and more things to do! (optional)

xx, Oct xx, 2018, Campus Witzenhausen
04.00 pm Guided tour at Schinkels Brewery and afterwards Witzenhausen
6.00-8.00 pm Get-together at Schinkels Brauhaus
registration necessary via tutor-int@uni-kassel.de
Monday, Oct 13, 2018, Campus Kassel
9.00 - 12.30 Welcome Breakfast for international students of the International Services - Welcome Centre, University of Kassel
Registration necessary here till Oct 1, 2018

Campus Witzenhausen, Mensa

Friday, Oct 19, 2018, Campus Witzenhausen
7.00-11.00 pm

Meet and Greet meeting with senior students
International Welcome Party

Steinstr., Zeichensaal
Steinstr., Club

Saturday, Oct xx, 2018, Campus Witzenhausen
19.00 Dinner hopping registration with tutor

Your contact - Campus Witzenhausen

Ute Gilles

Ute Gilles

Campus Witzenhausen

International Affairs

Building Campus Witzenhausen
Ute Gilles +49 5542 98 1214
Consultation hours
by appointment

Your contact - Campus Fulda

Helga Keil

Helga Keil


Building 40, Room 101
Helga Keil +49 661 9640-356
Consultation hours
nach Vereinbarung per Telefon oder Mail