Our Goals

Science needs friends.

Companies, institutions and private donors come together in the “Freunde der Universität Mannheim” association. This way, they strengthen their connection to the university and at the same time show their support for its goals.

Since the foundation in 1952, the University of Mannheim can count on the association and its large network. The association supports the university in strategic planning and the financing of special research, cultural or teaching projects. In 2005, for example, Freunde der Universität Mannheim initiated the establishment of the University of Mannheim Foundation together with Absolventum, the university's alum association. The foundation has since become another important funding institution.


The members of the board of directors as well as the board of trustees determine the focus of our support.

Annual Report

View the current annual report on the association’s activities here.


The number of our members is constantly growing. Find out more about where the Friends of the University of Mannheim come from.

Researchers and practitioners, teachers and learners. The University of Mannheim has many bright minds who change the world with their knowledge and skills. Each and every one of them in their own way. Whether it is researchers, thinkers, free spirits, or founders – supporting young talents on their journey is one of the most valuable contributions we can make to our society. That is why I am happy to be a friend of the University of Mannheim.

Dr. Ursula Redeker, spokesperson of the executive board, Roche Diagnostics GmbH / Credit: Roche

Rektor Prof. Dr. Thomas Puhl und Dr. Josef Zimmermann von den Freunden der Uni Mannheim geben sich die Hand
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As a member of Freunde der Universität Mannheim you will support committed young people, pioneering research as well as the exchange between research and society. In addition, you will receive special access to the President's Office, academic staff members and the knowledge culture of the university.