An einem Tisch sitzen fünf Personen, die sich miteinander unterhalten. Eine von ihnen tippt auf einem Laptop.


Possibility to work in different formats
Stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
Everyone contributes their expertise

Collaboration with society: Basic positions

Reciprocal understanding of transfer: Higher education institutions benefit from the knowledge of external actors, receiving new impulses and knowledge input.

Innovation processes help to meet current challenges, thus contributing to the further development of society.

Interaction with society includes strong cooperation and dialog with many social actors outside academia.

We understand transfer as the reciprocal exchange of knowledge, services, technologies, and people.

ENGAGE.EU Ecosystem

In order for a sustainable and well-founded collaboration between university and society to be realized, a vibrant ecosystem is needed.

In such an ecosystem:

  • impulses from society are being seized and incorporated;
  • dialog on current topics is encouraged;
  • multifaceted events are being held;
  • projects promoting the exchange between academia and various social groups are being developed;
  • academic knowledge is disseminated in continuing education formats;
  • relevant research content is shared with the public through dialog and various communication formats;
  • feedback from society is encouraged and appreciated;
  • the university engages in social debates, actively shapes cultural life, and promotes the economic and professional development in the region and beyond.

ENGAGE.EU Lab / Mannheim Lab on Culture, Arts and Creative Entrepreneurship



  • Cultural and creative sector
  • Diverse quarters
  • RRI
  • Data literacy
  • Digitalization


MARCIE – Mannheim Research Group in Culture, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

MARCIE Talks / MARCIE & Friends

At the MARCIE Talks, you will meet entrepreneurs in the field of culture, freelancers, stakeholders, and representatives of political institutions in the cultural sector from the region and (sometimes even far) beyond. Get inspired, network, and learn from each other.

Julia Derkau

Julia Derkau

Leitung Bereich Bildungsinnovation & Projektleitung TransforMA
University of Mannheim
Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsinnovation
Schloss – Room EO 084
68161 Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Hiram Kümper

Prof. Dr. Hiram Kümper

Carl-Theodor-Professor | Project Lead TransforMA
University of Mannheim
Historisches Institut
L 7, 7 – Room 307
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
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