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Office of the President

The University of Mannheim is cooperatively administered by the Office of the President, which comprises the President, three extra-official Vice Presidents and the Executive Vice President (Kanzlerin). The Office of the President can be compared to an enterprise’s management. Its main task is to implement the strategic aims concluded by the University Council (Universitätsrat).

The Office of Communications and Fundraising, a division of the Office of the President, acts as liasion between the University and the public. It informs the media and external target groups about new developments at the University of Mannheim. The Office of Communications and Fundraising offers assistance to print, broadcast and online journalists and provides strategic communications advice to all members of the University community.

Information for journalists


Office of the President
Schloss, O 29-37
68131 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181 1001
Fax: +49 621 181 1010


Office of Communications and Fundraising
Schloss, O 42-47
68131 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181 1016
Fax: +49 621 181 1014


Members of the President's Office

 Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden Susann-Annette Storm 

Professor Dr. Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden

Phone: +49 621 181 1000


Barbara Windscheid
Executive Vice President

Phone: +49 621 181 1020

Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Tracy
Vice President for Research, Equal Opportunities and Young Researchers

Phone: +49 621 181 1004

Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons
Vice President for Strategic Planning, Infrastructure and International Affairs

Phone: +49 621 181 1003

Prof. Dr. Thomas Puhl
Vice President for Student Affairs and Teaching

Phone: +49 621 181 1007