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Prof. Matthias Schick

Agricultural Engineer Prof. Dr. habil. Matthias Schick is since 2017 head of the Division Animal Husbandry & Dairy Production at Strickhof in Lindau, Switzerland. He is also a member of the research management at AgroVet-Strickhof. Prof. Schick has worked before of this at Agroscope in Tänikon for 25 years as head of research group Work, Buildings and system assessment. His research areas include project- and process management in relation to working-time requirements, working-time planning, ergonomics, safety at work and the development of decision-making tools. He also heads projects on animal husbandry and work procedures in hill farming. In this function he was responsible for more than 25 researchers, 250 publications and more than 120 yearly speechs, lectures and presentations.
He is member of CIGR 5, CIOSTA, DLG, KTBL, VDI, REFA, Commission for housing equipement and active as a board member and reviewer in several scientific research journals.
In 1995, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Hohenheim on the classification of present-day veal-calf housing systems from a labour-economics perspective. In 2000, he became a tenured senior researcher at Agroscope.
Since 2001, Prof. Schick has lectured at a number of universities (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL) Zollikofen, the University of Hohenheim, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM)).
In 2007, he was made an outside lecturer at the University of Hohenheim and finished his postdoctoral thesis on dynamic model calculation systems in agricultural work. In June of the same year, he was offered the Chair of Agricultural System Approaches by the TUM Munich (follow-up: Prof. Auernhammer).
In July of 2014, he was made a Extraordinary Professor at the University of Hohenheim.