The University of Mannheim is one of the leading universities in Germany. This is proven by the fact that the university is awarded within the national “ Excellence Initiative”, by the Mannheim Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences being funded. Numerous rankings, awards and evaluations also attest to the quality of research and teaching at the University of Mannheim.
The university’s trademark is its distinct profile. This is characterized by Mannheim’s renowned economic and social sciences which are closely intertwined with humanities, law, mathematics and computer science. Its schools and research institutes cooperate in numerous international research networks. Institutes and projects like the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) or collaborative research centres underline the university`s reputation as one of top ten to twenty institutions in economic and social sciences in Europe.
The University of Mannheim offers a wide range of study programs enabling students to complete either a Bachelor and Master degree or State Examination. Internationally renowned doctoral studies complete the range, offered by the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) and the Graduate Program "Formations of the Global". In the field of business education the Mannheim Business School (MBS) with its MBA-Programmes is among the Top 25 institutions worldwide. In addition to this, the University of Mannheim is considered one of the most beautiful universities in Germany. The university is mainly located in Mannheim’s palace — the largest baroque palace in Germany. The whole city center of Mannheim is aligned symmetrically to the palace. The lecture halls are in close reach of the city centre. And nature lovers find the beautiful Rhine banks just a five minute walk away from the castle. About 800 scholars and 11,000 students enjoy the privileges of this unique setting and atmosphere.