President's Office

The President's Office is the University of Mannheim’s central governing body. It comprises the President, the Executive Vice President, and four Vice Presidents who also hold other positions at the university. The strategic development of the university is a core responsibility of the President’s Office. To this end, it works with the University Supervisory Board to define strategic objectives and future plans, and, after consulting with the Senate and the deans, implements the necessary measures. The team of the President's Office comprises the following departments: Coordination of Committees and Bodies, Communications, and Marketing.

Team of the President's Office


Prof. Thomas Puhl



Executive Vice President

Dr. Katrin Schoppa-Bauer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer

Vice President for Strategic Planning, Internationalization and Equal Opportunity

Prof. Henning Hillmann, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Early-Stage Researchers

Prof. Dr. Annette Kehnel

Vice President for Student Affairs and Teaching

Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann

Vice President for Sustainability and Information Provision