Alexander Kustov, class of 2013.
Graduate PhD 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."

Tristan Klingelhöfer, graduate of M.A. Political Science

"I was attracted to the University of Mannheim by its learning conditions, its close links to research, and its international orientation. Like many of my fellow students, I worked as a student assistant and studied abroad during my studies. My student assistant position improved my understanding of research processes and helped me to better analyze outcomes. Studying abroad was not just a valuable academic experience, it also helped me grow as a person. Now, I am a doctoral canditate at the Department of Political Science at the John Hopkins University of Baltimore, Maryland. "