Graduate School of Economic & Social Sciences
Doctoral Programs in:
The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim provides graduate training in empirical and quantitative methods as well as their application to business, economics, and the social sciences. Its mission is to train young academics according to best international practice with a strong focus on excellence in research. The GESS has successfully established an internationally competitive structural doctoral pro gram contributing to the strong scientific reputation of the University of Mannheim. Students educated at the GESS have taken up assistant professorships and post-doc positions at interna tionally leading academic institutions as well as positions in renowned international organiza tions and in the private sector. The vision of the GESS is to fully deliver the promise of excellence and to ensure that the GESS becomes a European leader providing top-level research and education in economics and the social sciences.
The GESS integrates the disciplines of business, economics and the social sciences into a co herent curriculum. It comprises
• the Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE), Academic Director: Philipp Schmidt-Dengler;
The school’s premise is that excellence in research can only be achieved through excellence in a given discipline. For this reason, each doctoral center fo cuses primarily on achieving excellence in research in its own discipline. At the same time, teaching and research in the graduate school emphasizes those central methodological and quantitative-empirical blocks that are shared among the participating disciplines, as well as the substantive application areas that connect to more than one branch of modern economic and social sciences, thereby creating a coherent structure without compromising on quality in specialized research. The GESS is unique in Germany and one of the few graduate schools worldwide that fosters the exchange of ideas, methods and research-approaches across the boundaries of the economic and social sciences and provides students with an enlarged scien tific vision in a critical phase of their scientific socialization.
Ms Anne Kascha
Phone: +49 621 / 181-2034
Fax: +49 621 / 181-2042
Email: GESS [at] uni-mannheim.de
Wednesday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences
University of Mannheim
L 9, 7, Rooms: 4.01 to 4.10
Address (for courier services)
L9, 7 room 408