"The faculty are not only internationally renowned, but they are really encouraging as well, offering an exciting atmosphere in which you can develop and discuss your research projects." Pascal Kieslich, CDSS

our Faculty

The School of Social Sciences

Professors and Academic Staff

About 40 professors and 120 academic staff members teach and conduct research at the three departments of the School of Social Sciences. The following pages will provide you with an overview of professors at each department and their disciplines.

Research Centers and Research Partners

The School of Social Sciences profits from a well established partner university and research institution network throughout the world. In addition, they closely collaborate with research centers as well as research partners located in Mannheim.

Research Centers

Research Partners

  • Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), part of the independent Leibniz Association. GESIS provides essential and internationally relevant research-based services for the social sciences. As the largest European infrastructure institute for the social sciences GESIS offers advice, expertise and services at all stages of scientists' research projects.
  • Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) is a major independent center for the treatment of, education about and research on mental illnesses.
  • Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is a non-profit and independent institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. Founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-W├╝rttemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim, ZEW is one of Germany's leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe.