With approximately 4,500 students and 160 professors, aided and abetted by over 100 contract lecturers and more than 300 technicians and administrative staff, the Hochschule Mannheim is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The engineering departments (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology) continuied from the former Mannheim School of Engineering, established back in 1898. Most of the graduate programmes offered still centre around these subjects.
In line with ongoing progress in science and technology, the University has also responded to the changing requirements of the labour market, supplementing the engineering departments with new and innovative study programmes in computer science, engineering and management and biotechnology.
After the integration of the College of Design and the merger with the College of Social Studies, the Hochschule Mannheim now offers a broader range of study programmes than most of the other universities of applied sciences. This broad spectrum and the synergies it produces provide a sound basis for the acquisition of the requisite methodical competence and specialist knowledge, in conjunction with social skills and interdisciplinary thinking.
With all the assets of a modern university campus, the Hochschule Mannheim provides students with ideal conditions for squaring up to the requirements posed by the professional careers they have set their sights on. Close working contacts with industry, professional associations and cultural institutions, together with the Karl Völker Foundation affiliated to the University, represent an ideal breeding ground for internationally acclaimed research and development activities. For many years the Hochschule Mannheim has been one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. As such, it enables its students to participate in a wide range of research and development projects prior to graduation.