Why Germany and Poland?

This year, VitiNord 2012 will be combined with the final technical congress of the European Union INTERREG IV A project titled, “Pilotprojekt zum Anbau von Wein und neuen Kulturpflanzen in der Pomerania Region”.  

The conference will have two unique venues. 

The University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg, the leader of this INTERREG IV A project, will host the combined conference on 28-29 November.  

On Friday, 30 November, the conference venue will move to Zachodniopomorski Uniwerstet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Poland, a partner in the INTERREG IV A project and just one hour by bus from Neubrandenburg. 


The conference agenda will include reports from German, Polish, and Swedish researchers of this INTERREG IV project, as well as presentations on cold climate grape growing and winemaking by noted experts from North America, Russia, China, and Europe. 

A trade show and poster session are planned. The conference will host two winetasting events, with wines from around the far northern regions of the world. A winery tour of the Pomerania region is planned for the last day of the conference.

The Institute

The University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg views itself as a multidisciplinary campus-based university combining various engineering, social and health sciences disciplines within a clear communication framework, thus enabling students to tackle issues and problem solutions that broaden their individual scientific horizon. 

The university has a strong regional focus, viewing itself as a link between international expert groups and enterprises. It is receptive to issues and problems specific to the region and seeks regional involvement in its capacity as an academic center and driving force in teaching, research and continuing education. 

The regional emphasis is also strongly reflected in the specialist subject orientation of the courses, teaching, research and continuing education. The main emphasis is on the following occupational focuses and areas of competence.

Agriculture and Nutrition

Landscape Architecture, Nature and Environment, Surveying and Geoinformatics
Health, Nursing, Prevention and Health Care Management
Social Work, Training and Education

The area of agriculture and nutrition is characterized of expertise by a focus on resources and technology and an academic approach in agricultural and food production, the use of biogenous and natural resources as well as technology and quality management.

The University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg (HS NB) and the West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin (ZUT) work together on cultivation concepts for thermophile and frost sensitive plants, which are supposed to be established in the Pomeranian region. The desired result is to determine suitable species and strategies for the region and furthermore to expand the biological diversity. Another intention is to minimize the potential risk of unsure crops by developing utilization concepts for as many plant parts containing valuable ingredients as possible. 

Additional to this, new job opportunities for farms, small-sized producers and other enterprises in the Pomerania region might open up, including agricultural and food analysis as well as networking and the evolution of possibilities for further education.