The origins of the University of Mannheim date back to the Städtische Handelshochschule Mannheim (Commercial College of the City of Mannheim), which was founded in 1907 on the initiative of Mannheim's bourgeoisie.
In 1933, the Handelshochschule was merged into the University of Heidelberg under National Socialist rule.
The University of Mannheim offers first-rate bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Numerous university rankings confirm the high quality of the programs available, with Business Administration, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, the Romance languages, History, English and American Studies, German Studies, Informatics, and Business Informatics being ranked in top positions on several occasions.
Economics, business and social sciences are the core research areas of the University of Mannheim. Thanks to its research contribution, the university has been ranking among the top 20 European higher education institutions in these fields for many years.
Mannheim’s scholars conduct research on topics that address the needs, expectations and challenges of tomorrow. Across the university, and in collaboration with members of numerous institutions and research centers, they are researching into links between the economy, politics, society, and culture. Key focuses include decision-making processes and elections, governance, regulation, competition and innovation, migration and multilingualism.
The University of Mannheim helps its graduates with their transition into work by providing lists of employment opportunities, giving advice on founding a company, and offering mentoring programs, for example. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the support we offer on the way of finding your first job.
The International Office is a department of Division II – Student Affairs belonging to the administrative unit of the University of Mannheim.
The Studierendenwerk Mannheim has about 2,500 rooms available in 17 different student residence halls. Student housing is the perfect place to get to know fellow students from both Germany and all around the world! Click here to find a list of all student residence halls. You can apply for student housing online. The application is non-binding and can be submitted even before you’ve received the official admission from the University of Mannheim. Please be aware that you are not guaranteed a room in student housing! The waiting lists are long and we recommend applying as soon as possible and looking for a room on the private rental market at the same time.
The University Library provides the analog and digital information and research infrastructure for teaching, learning and research activities at the University of Mannheim.
Free wifi is accessible on the entire university campus.
Covering six hectares and with a facade stretching across 440 meters, the baroque palace in Mannheim is one of the largest in Europe. The palace, or Schloss, which was built between 1720 and 1760, originally served as the winter residence of the Prince Elector of the Palatinate. Today, the Schloss is home to the University of Mannheim and is at the heart of the campus. If you would like to see the Schloss as it once was, you can visit the museum and take a guided tour of the historic rooms, or alternatively, you can attend the annual Schlossfest, a festival which takes place in September.
Currently, access to sports facilities indoors is only possible with 2G+, outdoors only with 2G!
Definition of 2G+: Access only for vaccinated or convalescent persons with a negative rapid test (doctor's office, pharmacy or official citizen test center) or PCR test (persons with a booster vaccination are excluded from the testing obligation in the 2G+ regulation).
With over 50 student organizations, the University of Mannheim has a lot to offer its students outside of the lecture halls. Getting involved with a student organization is a good opportunity to gain practical experience and meet new people, especially at the start of your studies. The large number of different organizations means that there is something suitable for almost everyone who wants to become actively engaged in voluntary work.
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