Join the GESS Experience

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.

Our 11 full-time three to five year PhD programs provide access to world-class teaching and a vibrant and international faculty at the forefront of cutting-edge research. All of our programs are characterized by focusing on achieving excellence in research in its own discipline. At the same time our program structure encourages to exchange ideas, methods and approaches to research across the boundaries of the economic and social sciences.

Building on the strong academic standing of the University of Mannheim in the economic and social sciences, our graduates are currently enriching some of the best departments and research facilities worldwide as professors, assistant professors or post-docs.