Photo credit: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg

Historical Data at a Glance



Foundation of the alumni network ABSOLVENTUM MANNHEIM 1999
New Constitution: streamlining of management structures 2000 AACSB Accreditation of the Business School; the AACSB is the world’s leading association of collegiate business schools

New organizational structure with six schools

Launch of the joint fundraising initiative “Renaissance of the Baroque Palace” 2002
Best German university according to the Stern / CHE university rankings. The University of Mannheim’s degree programs in Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, and Business Informatics achieve top positions. 2004 Fusion of the two hitherto independent Schools of Law and Economics to the School of Law and Economics 2006 The University of Mannheim was the first public higher education institution in Germany to align its academic calendar with the international academic year

The initiative “Renaissance of the Baroque Palace” culminated in the reconstruction of the
mansard roof of the Schloss funded by a donation of the Hasso Plattner Foundation.
Since 2000, the renovation of the university has required investments amounting to EUR 53 million that were financed by donations and funding provided by the Land of Baden-Württemberg. 2007
Celebration of the university's centenary and approval of the Chair of Business Ethics on this occasion.

CHE, the most important German university ranking, confirms the University of Mannheim among the top German higher education institutions.

The German Excellence Initiative approved the Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences (GESS) 2008
The schools adopted a shared reform agenda. Mannheim becomes a university with a clear-cut profile: a 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. 2010 Professionalized management thanks to the introduction of full-time deans 2011 Launch of the fundraising campaign “Renaissance 2.0” for the renovation of the Aula and the Katakomben

For the tenth time in succession, graduates from the Business School ranked first in a survey among HR managers of all sectors carried out by the Wirtschaftswoche magazine. 2012
International students chose the campus of the University of Mannheim as the most beautiful campus in Germany and the second loveliest campus worldwide. 2013 Reintroduction of the Student Body Representative Committee 2017 Structural development of the university: Inauguration of the new building for research and teaching in B6 and of the new study and conference center of the Mannheim Business School located in the former coal cellar of the Schloss in the Ehrenhof West.