The University of Mannheim

One of the leading research institutions in Germany

The University of Mannheim is one of the leading research institutions in Germany. This has been confirmed by numerous rankings, awards, by surveys among employers and by the German Excellence Initiative. The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) has been funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since the beginning in 2007.

The University's profile is shaped by its unique blend of renowned Economic and Social Sciences that are linked to excellent Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Informatics in a number of interdisciplinary programs and research projects. The schools and research institutions of the University closely collaborate with numerous national and international partners such as the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) or the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). In Economic and Social Sciences, the University of Mannheim has been ranking among the top 20 research institutions in Europe for many years.

The University of Mannheim offers various bachelor's and master's programs as well as programs that culminate with a state examination. Among those are unique interdisciplinary programs such as Culture and Economy or Mannheim Business Law. The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences and the Graduate Program "Formations of the Global" have internationally recognized doctoral programs. Within the Mannheim Business School (MBS) the University focuses on the education of future executives. The MBA programs of the Mannheim Business School rank among the top 25 worldwide.

The University of Mannheim is committed to train responsible leaders. The University encourages students who involve themselves in non-profit projects, just as well the numerous researchers who advise policy makers in national and international advisory bodies.

Moreover, the University of Mannheim has one of the most diverse scholarship programs in Germany and cooperates with a large network of partners and donors. Currently, the University awards more than 200 scholarships per year. Among those are the Deutschland Scholarship, the Mannheim Sports Scholarship and the Votum Scholarship.  

As part of the „Renaissance of the Baroque Palace“ fundraising initiative, lecture halls and the library in the Baroque Palace were renovated and equipped with the latest technology. The "Renaissance" fundraising initiative was brought into being by students, faculty and alumni. Numerous companies, foundations and private donors contributed. In a survey among international students, the University of Mannheim was rated to have the most beautiful campus in Germany. Most of the campus is located in and around the Mannheim Baroque Palace – the largest baroque palace in Germany. More than 12,000 students and 3,000 employees study, research and work in this inspiring atmosphere.

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