New Executive Vice President Elected

In a joint meeting, the Senate and the University Supervisory Board have elected Dr. Katrin Schoppa-Bauer as new Executive Vice President of the University of Mannheim.

ERC Grant for Jochen Gebauer

Mannheim psychologist Professor Jochen Gebauer is to receive around EUR 2 million in research funding thanks to a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). His research looks at why people primarily evaluate themselves and others based on the “Big Two” personality dimensions of agency and communion, and what evolutionary advantage they gain from doing so. 

New Certificate Program “Studium Oecologicum”

As of the fall semester 2022, students of the University of Mannheim can obtain a free certificate as part of the Studium Oecologicum. With presentations and workshops, the program offers a holistic approach to sustainability across all schools and semesters.  

University Day 2022

Around 170 invited guests from academia, business, and society celebrated the University of Mannheim’s Universitätstag on 18 May in the Aula of the Schloss. President Prof. Thomas Puhl took the opportunity to talk about the university’s successes and address current challenges. 

Awards for Teaching Excellence

Each year, at the Universitätstag celebration, Prizes are awarded to teachers who received exceptional student evaluations, incorporated examples from real-world practice into their teaching, demonstrated great personal commitment, and/or deployed a diverse range of teaching methods

Emergency Fund for Ukrainian and Russian Researchers

The war in Ukraine has meant that many academic researchers have lost everything. The University of Mannheim and University of Mannheim Foundation have set up an emergency fund for early-stage researchers affected by the war.  

Diversity Audit

Since last December, the University of Mannheim has been taking part in the diversity audit process offered by the non-profit association Stifterverband, the German business community's innovation agency for the country’s research system. In the context of this “Shaping Diversity” audit, the university and its members are seeking approaches to (further) develop and deliver a specific diversity strategy.  


University Given Go-Ahead for New Buildings in Friedrichspark

This March, Mannheim Council approved plans for three new university buildings in Friedrichspark. There was strong cross-party support for the project both at the full council meeting and at the preliminary executive committee meeting, with only two dissenting votes.  

The University of Mannheim Is Now on Mastodon

In May, the University of Mannheim launched an account on the decentralized microblogging platform Mastodon.