Alexander Kustov, class of 2013
now a PhD student at Princeton

"The decision to pursue my M.A. in political science at Mannheim was one of the crucial points in the development of my research career. The program is justly renowned for its rigorous training in methods and focus on formal modeling, but it's much more than that. In fact, one of the best things about the department in general is that it allows you to take part in state-of-art research and colloborate with top scholars and institutions in the field. I was lucky enough to take the full advantage of these opportunities, which ultimately made it possible for me to continue my studies at the doctorate level at Princeton University. I think it's hardly an exaggeration to say that Mannheim is among the best places in Europe to study politics."