Honors

The university awards several honors to recognize persons who have rendered outstanding services to the University of Mannheim.

Please see the current list of distinguished persons below.

The historical list also includes recipients of honors from the University of Mannheim who have already passed away.

    Current list of distinguished persons

  • Honorary senators

    • Arheit, Günter, Dr. rer. pol., chair of the boards of the ÖVA Versicherungsgruppe (ret.)
    • Danielmeyer, Hans Günter, Professor Dr. rer. nat.
    • Esser, Carl-Heinrich, Professor Dr. iur.
    • Feldmann, John, Dr., former chair of the University Supervisory Board of the University of Mannheim
    • Fickel, Brigitte, Dr., former president of ABSOLVENTUM MANNHEIM e.V.
    • Frankenberg, Peter, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult.
    • Fuchs, Manfred, Dr., former chair of the supervisory board of Fuchs Petrolub AG
    • Greinert, Klaus, chair of the advisory board of the Röchling-Gruppe
    • Hornbach, Albrecht, Hornbach Holding AG
    • Hoyningen-Huene, Dietmar von, Professor Dr. h. c., President of the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim (ret.)
    • Jansen, Bernd, Dipl.-Math., chair of the boards of INTER-Versicherung (ret.)
    • Kühn, Paul J., Professor Dr.-Ing., Dr. h. c.
    • Maurer, Harald, Dr. rer. pol.
    • Merkel, Frank, Dipl.-Kfm.
    • Merkel, Helmut, Professor Dr., Dipl.-Kfm.
    • Schneider, Jürgen M., Dr., former dean of the Business School of the University of Mannheim
    • Stegmann, Gerhard, treasurer of the University of Mannheim Foundation
    • Strube, Jürgen Friedrich, Dr., former chair of the supervisory board of BASF SE
    • Zimmermann, Josef, Dr. rer. pol., chair of the Freunde der Universität Mannheim
  • Honorary citizens

    • Denzer, Georg, head of the district authority
    • Hagmann, Harald, Dr., assistant undersecretary (Ministerialdirigent, ret.)
    • Scherer, Stephan, Prof. Dr., lawyer
  • Honorary doctorate recipients

    • Blundell, Richard, Professor of Political Economy at the University College London and Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London
    • Borchardt, Knut, Professor Dr. oec. publ., Dr. h. c. mult., University Professor of Economic History and Economics (ret.) at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München
    • Bradbrook, Adrian, Professor Dr., University of Adelaide
    • Dörner, Dietrich, Dipl.-Kfm., auditor, tax consultant, chair of the executive board of Ernst & Young Deutsche Allgemeine Treuhand AG, Stuttgart
    • Franke, Günter, Professor Dr., University of Konstanz
    • Fuchs, Manfred, Dr. rer. pol., vice chair of the supervisory board of Fuchs Petrolub AG
    • Jorgenson, Dale W., Ph. D., Dr. rer. pol. h. c., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
    • Meyer, Jochen, Dr., director of the manuscript division in the literary archive Marburg
    • Nerlove, Marc, Ph. D., Professor Dr. rer. pol. h. c., Northwestern University and University of Pennsylvania
    • Persson, Torsten, Ph. D., holder of the chair of Economics at the University of Stockholm and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics
    • Phelps, Edmund S., Professor, Ph. D., Columbia University
    • Reichelstein, Stefan J., Ph. D., Professor of Management & Accounting at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
    • Richter, Rudolf, Professor Dr. rer. pol. h. c., University Professor of Economics at the University of Saarland
    • Sternberg, Shlomo, Ph. D., Professor at Harvard University, and at Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies, Tel Aviv University
    • Tirole, Jean, Ph. D., scientific director at the Institut d'Economie Industrielle (IDEI) of the University of Toulouse I and visiting professor at the MIT
    • Voscherau, Eggert, Dr. h.c., President of the German Federation of Chemical Employers’ Associations e.V.
  • Holders of the University Medal

    • Buhmann, Wolfgang, Oberschulamt Karlsruhe
    • Butz, Thomas, Principal of Compagnia Palatina
    • Dörrer, Ingrid, Professor Dr.
    • Engel, Joachim, Dr., Dipl.-Ing.
    • Esser, Carl-Heinrich, Professor Dr. iur.
    • Dickenberger, Dorothee, Dr.
    • Günther, Rosmarie, Dr.
    • Hartmann, Peter, chair of the advisory board of MRK Management Consultants GmbH
    • Hayashi-Speichler, Fumiko
    • Höfle, Tilman, presiding judge and vice president of the higher labor court (Landesarbeitsgericht, ret.)
    • Jacobs, Otto H., Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult.
    • Jäger, Georg, Dr.
    • Kaase, Max, Prof. Dr.
    • Knudsen, Per, Dipl.-Kfm.
    • Köstel, Alois, Dr., school principal (Oberstudiendirektor, ret.)
    • Landwehr, Jürgen, Dr. phil.
    • Marquardt, Reinhard, Dipl.-Kfm.
    • Matic, Bozidar, Professor Dr., former president of the University of Sarajevo
    • Maurer, Harald, Dr. rer. pol.
    • Münch, Helmut, Dr., notary public (Notariatsdirektor, ret.)
    • Nasterlack, Michael, Dr. med.
    • Paul, Walter, Dr. rer. pol.
    • Schabacker, Erich, Dipl.-Volkswirt
    • Schmidt, Jörg, Professor Dr., vice president of the administrative court (Verwaltungsgerichtshof) of Baden-Württemberg (ret.)
    • Schmitt, Theo, former director of the university choir
    • Schwab, Ulrich, theater director
    • Speichler, Rolf
    • Stahlberg, Dagmar, Prof. Dr.
    • Stassen, Marie-Luise
    • Tanovic, Arif, Professor Dr., former president of the University of Sarajevo
    • Treutler, Hans Joachim, Dr.
    • Ulmer, Peter, Professor Dr. Dr. h. c.
    • Wetter, Peter, Dr.
    • Wiskemann, Gabriel, Dr. rer. pol.
    • Wright, Douglas, Dr., President University of Waterloo