Press releases 2021


26 November 2021
Economic perspectives on social challenges
The German Research Foundation (DFG) approved the extension of the SFB/Transregio “Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges” for another funding period yesterday. The University of Mannheim will be the host university for the next four years.


5 October 2021
University of Mannheim Receives More Funding from the German Research Foundation and Ranks Second with Its Funding Volume in Social Sciences


30 September 2021
Mannheim economist Volker Nocke elected Fellow of the Econometric Society
Prof. Volker Nocke, Ph.D., Professor of Microeconomics at the Mannheim Department of Economics since 2009, is one of the most internationally renowned scholars in his field.

15 September 2021
Europeans Have Ambivalent Feelings Towards Autonomous Vehicles
A new study in the EU shows that most participants consider autonomous vehicles to be safe and sustainable. However, they fear that using autonomous vehicles on a large scale may lead to infringements of data protection law. The study is part of “PAsCal”, a cooperative EU project, and was conducted by the chair of Consumer Psychology at the University of Mannheim.


6 August 2021
Dollarisation Does Not Go Hand In Hand With Heightened Financial Market Risks, Study Says
Financial Dollarisation in emerging market economies does not necessarily lead to more vulnerability in the respective financial system, according to a recently published study with the participation of the University of Mannheim. “The common view that financial dollarisation is a source of fragility is over-stated,” the authors said.


11 June 2021
Universities ask G7 leaders to prioritize future generations
The U7+ Alliance today issued a statement asking G7 leaders to take into account the interests of future generations as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and seeks to mitigate the effects of climate change.


19 May 2021
University of Mannheim Business School Is Founding Member of a New European Business School Network
New “European Management Track” for business master’s students is being launched in cooperation with business schools from Denmark, France and Spain.


22 April 2021
Representation Not Sufficient for Promoting Gender Diversity, Study Says
Representation of women and minorities in groups, which choose organisation’s leaders on its own is not sufficient to support gender diversity unless the organisational culture changes, a recently published study showed.


18 March 2021
Social Stigma Burdens Innovative Lung Cancer-Therapies, Study Says
Social stigma towards diseases such as lung cancer can hinder patients to seek treatment and, as a consequence, negatively affects the diffusion of innovative therapies, according to a recently published study.

4 March 2021
International QS Ranking: The University of Mannheim Is Germany’s Best University in Economics and Business Administration
In the worldwide comparison of the “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021”, the University of Mannheim ranked number 91 in the Social Sciences and Management category. In the areas of Accounting & Finance, Business & Management Studies, and Economics & Econometrics it ranks first in Germany once again.


25 February 2021
Petition to Ensure Funding of Reformed Psychotherapy Training in Baden-Württemberg
The student representatives of the Department of Psychology at the University of Mannheim have started a petition together with other departmental student committees of universities in Baden-Württemberg. In the petition, the students demand that the state government provide funding for the new psychology programs prescribed for the training of psychotherapists since September 2020 – something the government has yet to commit to. A total of 4,200 signatures have already been collected to date.

15 February 2021
Online Fair for Prospective Students
On 18 March 2021, prospective students from all over the word can join us via PC, tablet or smartphone and learn more about the master’s programs at the University of Mannheim and campus life in the so-called Quadratestadt Mannheim (“city of squares”).

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