Germany, Mannheim

University of Mannheim

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The University of Mannheim is a public research university in Mannheim, Baden Württemberg, Germany.

Founded in 1967, the university has its origins in the Palatine Academy of Sciences  which was established by Elector Carl Theodor at Mannheim Palace in 1763, as well as the Handelshochschule (Commercial College Mannheim), which was founded in 1907.

For generations, the University of Mannheim has been preparing students to take on has its origins in Academy of Sciences, established by Elector leadership roles in business, academia, and society. One of the university’s strengths in this task is its profile, which is characterized by the economic and social sciences. It is in these fields that the University of Mannheim has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top 20 European research institutions and is one of the only three German Universities included in the top 100 of Financial Times rankings.

The Country

Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometers and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is the major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields. Germany has the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth-largest by purchasing power parity. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is the second-largest exporter and third-largest importer of goods. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living, featuring comprehensive social security that includes the world’s oldest universal health care system.

The City

Mannheim is a city in the southwestern part of Germany, the third-largest in the German state of Baden Württemberg after Stuttgart and Karlsruhe with a 2015 population of approximately 305,000 inhabitants. The city is at the centre of the larger densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region which has a population of 2,400,000 and is Germany’s eighth-largest metropolitan region.

It is unusual among German cities in that its streets and avenues are laid out in a grid pattern, leading to its nickname “die Quadratestadt” (“The City of Squares”). The eighteenth century Mannheim Palace, former home of the Prince-elector of the Palatinate, now houses the University of Mannheim.

Student Life

From cobblestone paths to stucco walls – the learning environment at the baroque palace in Mannheim is unlike any other in Germany. There’s much more to discover at the university than just its degree programs. Students can get socially or culturally active in one of the many societies. The legendary Schneckenhof parties, the Mannheim Forum and the Schlossfest aren’t just great chances to have fun; you can also use them to network and learn. There is a lot to explore off campus too, from museums, theaters, and shopping areas, to the grassy banks of the Rhine and the Neckar.

Travel opportunities

Chinese Teahouse- Taking some refreshment in the Chinese teahouse should definitely be on your list of things to do. The largest of its kind in Europe and one of the few outside of China, the teahouse offers over 30 different teas as well as Chinese dumplings that are simply too good to miss. Another tip: During January and February, the winter lights lend the park a colorful glow after sunset and invite you into a unique, dreamlike parallel world.