French German Graduate School

Starting January 1, 2018, the DFH-UFA will be supporting a French-German graduate school between the University of Bordeaux and the Hochschule Geisenheim University, with the Australian Wine Research Institute and the University of Adelaide as associated partners.


The subject is:

Climate Change Impact on the Sustainability of Special Crops and their Products


Partner Institutions

Université de Bordeaux, France

Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany


Associated partners

Australian Wine Research Institute

University of Adelaide, Australia


Description of the program

Framework for an international 3-year PhD program with two thesis supervisors, one from each partner university resulting in one PhD award with two diplomas.


Conditions/ Requirements

Enrollment as a doctoral student in both partner institutions from the first year and signing of an individual Cotutelle Contract


Services and activities within the program

Language training, summer schools, graduate days, lectures on scientific topics, training of intercultural and scientific competences, regular meetings among the participants, supervisors and researchers, international networking in the scientific community



Registration now open via the contacts listed below:

Université de Bordeaux - Stéphanie Danaux: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hochschule Geisenheim - Uta Diringer-Fischer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OENODOC International Joint Doctorate

OENODOC JOINT DOCTORATE is a three-year international Joint Doctoral Programme aimed at addressing the current challenges in the fields of oenology and viticulture. It has been created by a consortium of partner institutions originating from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Chile, and South Africa. University of Bordeaux is the coordinator of the programme.


The consortium is dedicated to research excellence and education and each partner possesses the top recognition level in oenology/viticulture research. Each participating country is recognized for high quality wine production.

Focused on the current challenges, from vines to wine consumption, the topics of the programme include: vitiviniculture biophysical, economic and social environments, sustainable vitiviniculture, integrated production, regulation and impacts of biotechnologies, oenological practices and techniques, identification and analysis methods of vines, quality and safety of wines, nutrition and health, management, economy…


The main activities of the programme are:

  • Courses (20 ECTS)
  • Doctoral Research in at least 2 partner institutions (160 ECTS): research project, thesis, participation to international conferences, presentation of papers, bibliography, publication, reports.
  • Optional activities (eg: additional courses) are available through the network.

The programme includes a compulsory mobility in at least 2 partner institutions during the preparation of the doctorate. The programme can offer PhD proposals, but eligible applicants can also propose research projects including mobility schemes.

Students are encouraged to apply for financial support in their home countries. Partner institutions may assist candidates in obtaining total or partial financial support.


BAG Alliance

Bordeaux - Adelaide - Geinesheim

Three of the world’s leading grape and wine research organisations, the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ISVV) (Bordeaux, France), the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) (Adelaide, Australia), and the Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) (Geisenheim, Germany), have joined forces in a new wine research alliance.


The alliance (informally known as the ‘BAG’ alliance) will bring strategic benefits to the grape and wine industries in the three member regions through exchange of people, projects and information. Alliance members will share infrastructure and expertise across the grape and wine value chain. The Government of South Australia is supporting the new alliance through the Premier’s Research and Industry Fund.

Four areas of priority for collaboration have recently been identified:

  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Management of the spoilage yeast Brettanomyces
  • Grapevine trunk diseases
  • Consumer behaviour in China