In addition to highly motivated students, a university must offer an inspiring environment with excellent colleagues in particular, in order to attract outstanding researchers. In order for the University of Mannheim to maintain its high reputation and to continue attracting the best international students and academics to Mannheim, the University of Mannheim Foundation supports specific programs. Feel free to contact us, if you would like to get involved in one of the programs – we’re happy to advise you.
Over 1,000 students apply for the doctoral programs at the GESS each year to complete a doctorate in Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. Since 2007, the number of applicants has increased sixfold, but only the best are selected from the many applications the GESS receives – approx. 55 doctoral students per year. Doctoral students of the GESS complete a theoretically and methodologically challenging and interdisciplinary program. They receive financial support, a computer, a workplace as well as individual supervision for their dissertation project. This allows them to fully focus on their doctoral dissertation.