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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim!

No matter if you are interested in one of our undergraduate or postgraduate degree programs, in obtaining a doctoral degree or if you are simply searching for information on current research activities, you have found the right place to start.

The School of Social Sciences is proud of its long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Its three core departments - Political Science, Psychology and Sociology - are consistently ranked among the top departments in Germany and Europe for first-rate research, study programs and infrastructure.

Our goal is to provide students and researchers with an academic environment, in which they can develop and unfold their full potential and we are committed to devote all our energy and resources to the continuous improvement of the study and research opportunities offered by the School of Social Sciences.

Only a few "clicks" away, you will find ample information on our study programs, including study-abroad programs, as well as information on our DFG-funded Graduate School (CDSS) or the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the Otto Selz Institute, if you are interested in cutting edge research in the social sciences. Moreover, you will find information on the variegated support offered by the Dean's Office as well as on the activities of around 30 professors based at our School.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated staff in the Dean's Office. We are happy to assist you.







Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl

Dean, School of Social Sciences