The communications department of the University of Mannheim is the interface between the university and the public, and it is the first contact for journalists covering university-related topics.
Why research communication matters
In the past years, research communication has increased significantly in importance. There are several reasons why:
The research communication service is glad to help you present your research. We assist you with illustrating your topics and with spreading your findings through the relevant channels. Some of our focus areas are:
We support you in the communication with the press, we write press releases in consultation with you and send them to journalists interested in the topic. We do so by means of:
We measure the media resonance by systematically monitoring print and online publications.
We present and spread your research results and projects via different online channels to reach interested people and journalists. Articles are published on the homepage of the university, on the research page and, in collaboration with the marketing department, on the social media channels of Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. If you like, we also create social media posts on your research. In addition, we send out the biweekly newsletter of the university where we draw attention to research results and projects as well. On all our social media platforms combined we have a total of about 145,000 followers.
We are happy to support you in PR work for events on topics that are of interest to target groups outside the academic community. That includes, for example, publishing advertisements within and outside of the university. We are also glad to invite journalists and coordinate your interview appointments with them before the event. Please contact us well in advance to give us time to plan the advertising campaign. Giving us one month’s notice would be ideal.
The Mannheim Schlossfest attracts more than 15,000 visitors every year. Since 2011, we have been offering a rich scientific program throughout the afternoon and in the evening hours. The professors of the University of Mannheim get the chance to deliver public presentations and perform interactive experiments with the audience, thereby providing them with insights into their research. Find more information and the program for 2022 here.
Since 2012, the University of Mannheim has been inviting curious pupils to visit the university on three Saturdays during the semester. Kids between the age of eight and twelve get the chance to experience science at the university by participating in lectures and workshops. The departments are presented in a child-friendly manner.
We are happy to advise you on all questions concerning the advertisement for your research, your media presence, and our corporate design.