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.
- Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES) founded in 1989 as an interdisciplinary institute of the University of Mannheim. It is the largest university-based research institute in the German social sciences, where more than 80 MZES scholars explore European social and political developments.
- Otto-Selz-Institute for Applied Psychology (OSI) conducts interdisciplinary research in collaboration with other research institutes as well as public health organisations.
- Collaborative research center on 'The Political Economy of Reforms' (SFB 884) investigates success and failure of policy reforms by analyzing competing interests, contexts and the political process of reform-making;
- 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-Württemberg 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.