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Three Questions for the New Executive Vice President

Dr. Katrin-Schoppa Bauer has held the office of Executive Vice President since January 2023. She tells FORUM what she has planned for her term in office and why she is a fan of the University of Mannheim.

Senate of the University of Mannheim Elects New Vice President

In its meeting on 7 December 2022, the Senate of the University of Mannheim has elected Professor Dr. Moritz Fleischmann as new Vice President for Sustainability and Information Provision. The Senate elected the Professor from the university’s Business School in a clear vote.

New: Digitizing Administrative Processes

What might a digital university administration look like in 2027? A university-wide team has been working on this since last fall.

ERC Grant for Mannheim Sociologist Lars Leszczensky

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant to Mannheim Sociologist Dr. Lars Leszczensky. The researcher will receive approx. 1.5 million euros to analyze how the social contacts of children influence those of their parents, and vice versa.

Handover for the Equal Opportunity Commissioner

On 7 December 2022, Prof. Astrid Lembke was elected by the Senate as the new central equal opportunity commissioner for the University of Mannheim. She follows Prof. Jutta Mata, who held the position for four years. In an interview with FORUM, the two professors report on the milestones they have achieved so far and future challenges.

Winter Lights

With their “Winter Lights” (Winterlichter) fundraising campaign, the University of Mannheim Foundation supports outstanding and socially involved students at the University of Mannheim. 


The University of Applied Sciences Mannheim and the University of Mannheim have been successful with a joint application to the “Innovative Hochschule” funding initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): starting in January 2023, both Mannheim higher education institutions will receive EUR 12 million in funding over the next five years to implement their innovation and transfer strategy.

University of Mannheim Joins German Reproducibility Network (GRN)

Since July 2022, the University of Mannheim has been a member of the German Reproducibility Network (GRN), a multidisciplinary consortium advocating for more transparency in research. The University of Mannheim is the first university to join this network.