Welcome to the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences
The strength of a specialized, research-oriented university, such as the University of Mannheim, is coherence in substantial research areas, practicability of transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, and potential for cutting-edge research in focal areas. The University of Mannheim has always been a research-oriented university - with various disciplines in the social and economic sciences sharing a common methodological understanding and commitment to marrying innovative theoretical and empirical research.
This is where the CDSS with its emphasis on empirical and quantitative methods comes into play. The CDSS is the most visible locus where the University of Mannheim is training the next generation of researchers in the social sciences. We do that in close cooperation with the School of Social Sciences, the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES), the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI), the DFG research group 1410 "Contextualized Decision Making", the Otto-Selz-Institute for Applied Psychology and the newly established Collaborative Research Center 884.
The CDSS is an exciting place. Come and join us. We are looking forward to receiving applications from graduating students in the social sciences for the next academic year by April 15, 2013 - from Germany, Europe and the World.
Professor of Political Economy and CDSS Academic Director