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Times Higher Education Ranking by Subject: Mannheim Once Again Number 1 in the Economic and Social Sciences in Germany
Worldwide number 32 in social sciences, number 42 in business and economics / psychology ranks 65th
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Pandemic Hits Wealthier Areas First before It Spreads to Poor Areas
International data show that areas with high socioeconomic status were the areas most affected by the first wave of the pandemic. Then Covid-19 reached less privileged areas and spread fiercely in these communities. The spread of the Spanish flu that gripped the world about a hundred years ago was ...
University of Mannheim Receives More Funding from the German Research Foundation / Ranks Second with Its Funding Volume in Social Sciences
From 2017 until 2019, the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) has funded research projects at the University of Mannheim with 37.1 million euros. If the funding amount is compared to the number of professors and their subject profile, the University of Mannheim ranks ...
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. In recognition of his important contributions to Economics, he has now been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
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Being Religious Makes Poor People Happier
In a new study, an international team analyzes the connection between social class, psychological well-being and religion. They conclude that being religious may ease or even compensate for the psychological burden of poverty. In addition, the study suggests that, due to increasing secularization, a ...
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Before the Federal Elections: Survey Reveals That German Companies Are Still Dissatisfied with Economic Policy, despite Upward Trend
Although the economic situation has considerably improved after the long lockdown in spring 2021, the situation in many sectors remains tight, as the company trend of the German Business Panel (GBP) at the University of Mannheim shows. The answers of more than 1,800 German companies from more than ...
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Researching Multilingualism
The German Research Foundation (DFG) continues to fund linguistic projects of the Department of English Studies at the University of Mannheim. The DFG has also granted funding for additional projects in the field.
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 ...
The University Library Has a New, Creative, and Collaborative Space for Learning and Working
ExpLAB, Mannheim University Library’s new creative learning space in the Schloss Schneckenhof Library, is now open, right in time for the new semester.
Pandemic Leads to more Anti-Asian Discrimination
Sociologists from the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) demonstrate in their study CILS4COVID that people of Asian descent in Germany suffered from discrimination a lot more during the initial phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Discrimination increased particularly in areas that ...