Funded Projects

We support a wide variety of projects. Click on the boxes below to find out more about our commitments.


The “Freunde der Universität Mannheim” association supports students and doctoral candidates of the University with scholarships. Find out more here.


We fund events that combine the expertise of the university with input from society and the economy. Here are some examples.

Student Initiatives

We want to support students in their endeavors outside of the university. Click here to find out more.


Top-level research with societal relevance – this is important to us. Therefore, we fund research projects of the university.


The University of Mannheim is considered one of the best higher education institutions for entrepreneurs. We support startups in the first few years after the foundation.

“Freunde der Universität Mannheim” are an important platform for the exchange of business and education in the metropolitan area. The continuous development in research and teaching at the University of Mannheim attracts talents from all over the world who ensure the future success of the economic region and thus impact it in a positive manner. It is a great privilege to be a part of this experience.

Andrea Riedmann, Partner Audit, KPMG AG / Credit: KPMG eigens

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.