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.
In Fall Semester 2023, 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 Université Toulouse Capitole, Tilburg University, Hanken School of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) 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.
Extended Application Deadline: 7. September 2023. To apply for the ENGAGE.EU Signature Course 'Data Science in Action', please follow the application procedure described here.
|Lecture dates||Thurday (weekly), 14 September – 7 December 2023, 12:00 (noon) – 13:30 p.m. (online)|
|Cycle: short/||EQF 7 (Master-Level)|
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/||Recommended: Knowledge in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistics or empirical research methods|
|Course content||Use of Data Science Methods in different disciplines, in particular the Social and Economic Sciences as well as computer Science.|
|Required and/||Recommended Papers from invited speakers|
|Learning activities and teaching methods||Online lectures with time for questions and discussion, independent study|
|Assessment methods and assessment criteria||Written essay, which will be judged by common criteria for scientific writing.|
|Language of instruction||English|
To apply for the ENGAGE.EU Signature Course 'Data Science in Action', please follow the application procedure described here.
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!
In 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 2023, open for both 3rd+ year Bachelor students and Master students.
This module explores the intersection of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and human rights in times of armed conflict and humanitarian crises. Drawing on both the course “International Criminal Law” and the course “International Humanitarian Law / the law of armed conflict”, this module provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal frameworks that underpin international justice, and the challenges and opportunities that arise in this context..
In the first course “International Criminal Law”, students will examine the theoretical foundations and historical sources of international criminal law, as well as the ad-hoc tribunals of the 1990s and the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the first permanent international organization addressing matters of international criminal justice. The course will also address material law aspects, such as crimes against humanity, war crimes, piracy, and terrorism, and related questions, such as immunity from prosecution, modes of liability, and the interdependencies between national and international judicial spheres.
In the second course “International Humanitarian Law / the law of armed conflict”, students will explore the development and basic concepts of international humanitarian law (IHL), which seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict by protecting those who are not participating in hostilities and those who are no longer participating in hostilities. They will learn about the most important documents governing armed conflict and how to apply them, as well as consider the challenges posed to the application of IHL in armed conflicts. The course will also focus on the new developments in IHL, including the emergence of new forms of armed conflicts and the development and use of new technologies in armed conflict.
Throughout the module, students will engage with case studies and contemporary examples from around the world. They will be encouraged to reflect critically on the effectiveness and limitations of international justice mechanisms in promoting accountability, protecting human rights, and contributing to sustainable peace. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of the complex issues at the intersection of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and human rights in times of armed conflict and humanitarian crises and will be equipped with the analytical tools to engage in critical debates about the role of international justice in promoting peace, justice, and human dignity.
|International Law: War, Crimes and Justice|
Bachelor-Programs (all fields), 3rd Semester+
Master-Programs (all fields)
|International Criminal Law||Law||Fall Semester 2023||8||Raphael Oidtmann|
|International Humanitarian Law – the law of armed conflict||Law||Fall Semester 2023||8||Marelie Manders|
Fall Semester 2023:
Requirements: enrollment in a bachelor’s or master's program at an ENGAGE.EU partner university in the fall semester 2023; In case you are a bachelor student, you ideally have completed one year of full time studies which amounts to 60 ECTS Credits.
Application procedure: please read the instructions below.
The online course offer is available to students studying at the following partner universities:
Bachelor’s level courses: enrollment in a bachelor’s program at a partner university in the fall semester 2023; Ideally, you have completed one year of full time studies which amounts to 60 ECTS Credits.
Master’s level courses: enrollment in a master’s program at a partner university in the fall semester 2023.
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.
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.engage and state that you would like to cancel your particpation. uni-mannheim.de
Please write an e-mail to oei.engage 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. uni-mannheim.de
To begin your application, please complete the online form linked below. 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
In our portal, you will then be able to indicate the the Signature Course 'Data Science in Action' as your first priority.
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 semester 2023 is mandatory for registration as an Signature Course student at University of Mannheim in fall semester 2023. Should students lose their enrollment status at the home institution after having been admitted and registered for the Signature Course at University of Mannheim, disregistration at University of Mannheim will also be enforced.