Welcome to the Mannheim Center for Data Science

The Mannheim Center for Data Science (MCDS) joins the University of Mannheim’s expertise in economics, business, social and behavioral sciences.

It is our mission

  • to further improve the understanding and value of data,
  • to explore the digital transformation of individuals, business and society using structured and unstructured data,
  • and to identify rules for the responsible handling of data and analytical methods for the benefit of society.

We want to enable innovative interdisciplinary research that understands processes underlying societal stability and change and addresses global challenges that are also relevant to local institutions and industry.

The MCDS sees itself as a platform to connect and reinforce Data Science related research and topics at the University of Mannheim and beyond. To this end, we engage in activities and foster science communication by regularly informing our faculty as well as the public  about new projects and progresses in the field of Data Science at the University of Mannheim.


Find out more about MCDS and its members.


Find out more about Data Science related programs and courses at the University of Mannheim


Get an overview of current research projects.

Society & Business

MCDS cooperates closely with corporate partners.

News at the Mannheim Center for Data Science

We are hiring!
You would like to get to know the work of the MCDS as a research assistant and support us? Then apply by email to us by 15 June 2023.
Academic Speed Dating on Data Science took place again
On March 9, 2023, employees and researchers from all disciplines working and researching in the field of Data Science at the University of Mannheim met again.
MCDS's review of the year 2022
MCDS takes a look back on an eventful and successful year 2022
Interdisciplinary lecture series “Data Science in Action”
For the first time, the Mannheim Center for Data Science and the European University ENGAGE.EU organized a lecture series in the fall-winter semester of 2022, representing the broad spectrum of application areas of data science.
First Academic Speed Dating on Data Science after Corona-break
For the first time after a long break, an academic speed dating event on the topic of data science was held again at the University of Mannheim on 22 September 2022. Thirteen scientists reported on their research in short presentations.
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Second meeting of Data Science working circle
The second working circle on digital business models and data literacy took place on 21 September 2022. The next face-to-face meeting of all participants is planned for spring 2023.
Radio-Interview on MCDS's activities and goals
On 16 June 2022, Radio Regenbogen broadcast a radio interview with MCDS manager Dr Lea Oberländer on the occasion of the CONNECT conference that had taken place shortly before. The interview is only available in German.
CONNECT conference at the University of Mannheim brings together interested parties from business and science
On June 10, the annual CONNECT conference took place at the Mannheim Business School
Successful kick-off for the Data Science working circle 2022
On 3 May 2022, the University of Mannheim Foundation, in cooperation with the MCDS, held the kick-off event for a regular Data Science working circle. The aim of the circle is an intensive exchange between interested entrepreneurs and researchers at the MCDS with regard to specific questions and ...