Extremely good rating for the HPP-group in peer review.

Published on
September 25, 2015

The international peer review committee of the Graduate school Production Ecology and Resource Conservation has evaluated the quality or research of several chair groups at our university.

Each chair group was evaluated on three aspects (rating from 1 to 5; where 1 is the best). The Horticulture and Product Physiology group received an extremely good rating with the score:
• Research quality: 1 (excellent)
• Relevance to society: 2 (very good)
• Viability: 1 (excellent)
The peer review committee concluded: “The Horticulture and Product Physiology (HPP) chair group is one of the few most influential research groups in the world in its particular field. Its mission is to provide the scientific foundation for sustainable crop production and high product quality in horticulture. The themes in pre-harvest physiology (photosynthesis and morphogenesis) and post-harvest quality provide focus for the group, while the combination of experimentation and process-based modelling gives them a unique position in academic horticultural research worldwide. While a new Chair has been in place since Dec 2013, the group has significantly improved their numbers of citations since the previous review.”