ENGAGE.EU Campus – Study Offers

Together with its partners in the ENGAGE.EU alliance (LUISS University, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Tilburg University, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, University of National and World Economy, WU Vienna), University of Mannheim is participating in the creation of a joint ENGAGE.EU University Campus to offer a range of virtual mobility study opportunities.

ENGAGE.EU Signature Course: Data Science in Action (Lecture Series)

In Fall Semester 2024, the Mannheim Center for Data Science (MCDS) offers a lecture series on “Data Science in Action” together with the European University ENGAGE.EU (Signature Course). Renowned researchers from the University of Mannheim and its partner universities Tilburg University, Hanken School of Economics, Luiss Guido Carli University and  WU Vienna University of Economics and Business will provide insights into their data-based research. The speakers represent various disciplines, including business administration, computer science, political science, business education, media and communication studies, sociology, psychology and linguistics. The lecture series thus represents the relevance of data science in its entire breadth for science and society.

Lecture datesThurday (weekly), 12 September – 5 December 2024, 12:00 (noon) – 13:30 p.m. (online)
Cycle: short/first/second/third (or EQF level 5/6/7/8)

EQF 7 (Master-Level)

EQF 9 (PhD-Level)

Learning Outcomes

Expertise: Students will acquire knowledge of current research in Data Science

Methodological competence:

Students learn to understand and summarize the state of the art in a certain area and discuss achievements and open problems. Participants get insights in current Data Science Research in Computer Science as well as the economic and social sciences. The participants get an insight in the different perspectives on Data Science present in different research communities. 
Prerequisites or/and co-requisites for the courseRecommended: Knowledge in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistics or empirical research methods
Course contentUse of Data Science Methods in different disciplines, in particular the Social and Economic Sciences as well as computer Science.
Required and/or recommended readingRecommended Papers from invited speakers
Learning activities and teaching methodsOnline lectures with time for questions and discussion, independent study
Assessment methods and assessment criteriaWritten essay, which will be judged by common criteria for scientific writing.
Language of instructionEnglish

To apply for the ENGAGE.EU Signature Course 'Data Science in Action', please follow the application procedure described here.

Online Exchange Initiative (OEI) – Fall Semester 2024

Since fall 2020, students from above mentioned partner universities can apply for a range of online courses offered by University of Mannheim within the framework of the ENGAGE.EU Online Exchange Initiative (OEI).

As a participant, you will be part of a virtual and international classroom. Benefit from international learning opportunities and exchange ideas with students from different countries! For more information, please take a look at the FaQs in the Application Process section below!

University of Mannheim's OEI Course Catalog for the Fall Semester 2024

ENGAGE.EU Modules @ University of Mannheim

Since fall 2023, ENGAGE.EU universities offer ENGAGE Modules, usually consisting of 2 – 3 online courses in two consecutive semesters. The University of Mannheim will offer one ENGAGE.EU Module in the fall semester 2024, open for both 3rd+ year Bachelor students and Master students.

Application Process (OEI)

  • Requirements – Who can apply?

    The online course offer is available to students studying at the following partner universities:

    • LUISS University
    • NHH Norwegian School of Economics
    • Tilburg University
    • Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
    • University of National and World Economy
    • WU Vienna

    Bachelor’s level courses: enrollment in a bachelor’s program at a partner university in the fall semester 2024. Ideally, you have completed one year of full time studies which amounts to 60 ECTS Credits. Proficiency in the courses' language of instruction at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required.

    Master’s level courses: enrollment in a master’s program at a partner university in the fall semester 2024. Proficiency in the courses' language of instruction at level C1according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required.

    Please note: in addition to the above mentioned general admission requirements, single courses may also have special admission requirements such as previous knowledge in the field etc. Please take a close look at the course descriptions and stated requirements in the course catalog below.

  • Application period – Until when can I apply?

    The application period will open on 27 May 2024 and will close on 24 June 23:59 CET, 2024. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application by 19 July 2024 at the latest.

  • I am not sure if I get a credit transfer approval from my home university before the application period ends – what should I do?

    We encourage you to apply even if you do not have final credit transfer approval from your home university at the time of application. Should you find out that credit transfer is not possible at your home university and would not like to attend an ENGAGE course at University of Mannheim any more, kindly write an e-mail to oei.engagemail-uni-mannheim.de and state that you would like to cancel your particpation.

  • I got admitted at University of Mannheim – but now I realize that I cannot participate in the course anymore, what should I do?

    Please write an e-mail to oei.engagemail-uni-mannheim.de and indicate which course you would like to de-register from. In case you de-register from all courses you were admitted for, please send a written request for disregistration to the above mentioned e-mail address.

  • Are there any fees?

    Tuition fees and administrative fees for participating students of this initiative are waived. Please note that you have to bear the costs for reading materials and literature if a course requires the like.

  • Transcript of Records

    At the end of your virtual mobility,  you will receive an official transcipt of records from University of Mannheim. For credit transfer options, please check with your home institution.

  • Application – How can I apply and what do I need to submit?

    To begin your application, please complete the following online form. After submitting the form, you will be asked to register with our Mobility Online Portal to complete your application. In our portal, you will be asked to upload

    1. Motivation Letter (template will be provided on our portal)
    2. Confirmation of enrollment at your home university
    3. Transcript of records

    In our portal, you will then be able to indicate the courses you would like to apply for. You may list of up to 5 courses you would be interested in (state your priority for each course) and the maximum number of courses you wish to attend. You can attend a maximum of 3 courses.

    The selection will be based on an evaluation of your overall academic performance (transcript of records) and the statement of motivation. University of Mannheim will inform its partner universities about the admitted students, so they can confirm the students' selection and enrollment.

    Please note: Enrollment at the home institution during the fall semeser 2024 is mandatory for registration as an OEI student at University of Mannheim in fall semester 2024. Should students lose their enrollment status at the home institution after having been admitted and registered for OEI at University of Mannheim, disregistration at University of Mannheim will also be enforced.

    Application period has closed.


Eine lächelnde Person trägt ein hellblaues T-Shirt mit dem Logo der Uni Mannheim und steht auf der Mensawiese vor dem Schloss. Die Person heißt Anais Bentayeb..

I would recommend participating in the OEI to all students who are curious and willing to learn new things.

Anais Bentayeb / Participant Online Exchange Initiative / Credit: Katrin Glückler
Marcello Gundolf hat kurze braune Haare und einen Bart. Er trägt ein blaues Hemd.

“I am thrilled about the Online Exchange Initiative” says Marcello, who has attended online courses at University of Mannheim. Read the interview to find out more!

Marcello Alexander Gundolf, Vienna University of Economics and Business / Credit: WUTV
Claudius Werry

Claudius Werry (he/him)

ENGAGE.EU Local Work Package Coordinator Campus & Academic Affairs (WP2)
Working from home every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; available only via E-Mail on these days.
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 106
68161 Mannheim