An outstanding standard of research and teaching. An international orientation and mentality. A dedication to unlocking our students’ full potential. These are the cornerstones of our identity, which we live on a daily basis. The Department of Economics is one of Europe’s most prestigious institutions in this area. External rankings have confirmed this: the Department of Economics was the only department to be ranked number one in all relevant categories in the 2017 CHE University Ranking. The 2017 Handelsblatt VWL-Ranking named the Department as Germany’s leading institution for economic research.
In Mannheim, 22 professors and 21 junior professors teach all areas relating to Economics. Teachers and students from over 80 countries research, learn, and develop new ideas together. They focus on questions relating to areas such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, public finance, economic policy, econometrics, development economics, international trade, economic history, and statistics. From being familiar with the basic principles, to having specialized knowledge and a thorough insight into the practical side of the field – as a student, researcher, or teacher, you are a member of an inspiring community that enables you to make the most of your potential, and contributes to the well-founded development of the discipline.