The University of Mannheim has elected Professor Thomas Puhl as its new President. The Professor of Law was elected during a meeting of the Senate and the University Supervisory Board after receiving the most votes. He was running against Professor Eva Martha Eckkrammer from the Department of Romance Languages, who was also put forward by the selection committee. Puhl will succeed Professor Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden in October following his appointment by the Minister-President. Von Thadden’s term of office ends on September 30, 2018.