The Future is International

Every fifth student at the university comes from abroad and more and more researchers have a foreign passport. Approx. 100 nations meet on campus each semester and discuss the future of the economy and society in courses or international conferences. For students of the University of Mannheim, going abroad during their studies has become a natural choice.

However, the University of Mannheim wants more because internationalization and collaboration are not a self-serving act for the higher education institutions, but the most important key to success when trying to attract outstanding academics and students. The University of Mannheim is about to institutionalize existing partnerships with the best universities in Europe. The goal is to establish an alliance of the leading European universities in economic and social sciences. Scientists trust in the power emerging from a strong alliance of the leading research and teaching institutions in Europe: an increased visibility in Brussels, seminars connecting all universities online, and even a new concept of a European university.

Only with your help the University of Mannheim Foundation will be able reach this next level of internationalization. Feel free to contact us, if you would like to get involved in one of our projects – we’re happy to advise you.

  • Welcome Center and guesthouses

    In order to implement projects such as the Beste-Köpfe-Programm or the ALEUESS, it is absolutely necessary to support the activities of the International Office and expand the Welcome Center, the central point of contact for international researchers and teachers. Therefore, the University of Mannheim Foundation commits to providing housing, renovating existing buildings and offering excellent service for researchers and students.

    Renovations, new infrastructure and creating new central housing will cost at least 120,000 euros each year. In order to expand the Welcome Center’s services by hiring more staff, an additional 500,000 euros will be needed. You can help with as little as 5,000 euros.

The fact that internationalization is one of the University of Mannheim's strategic success factors is also reflected in outstanding rankings in national and international assessments, for example by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the Times Higher Education Ranking (THE). We are doing our best to offer future students and academics an international environment as well.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons – Vice President for Strategic Planning, Infrastructure and International Affairs / Credit: Stefanie Eichler