School of Humanities

The Mannheim School of Humanities engages in research and teaching at the intersection of culture, society and business with an interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective. We aim for our students to develop into independent, reflective and creative professionals who can think outside the box. We prepare them for future careers and challenges in the fields of education, research, business, culture, media and politics.

The Mannheim School of Humanities offers research and teaching at the highest level in the fields of Language, Literature, Media and Communication, History and Philosophy, drawing on the excellent resources of the university library and in close cooperation with the Institute for the German Language (IDS), the Mannheim Centre for Empirical Multilingualism Research (MAZEM gGmbH) and an extensive cooperation with outstanding international partner universities.

With 26 full professorships, two junior professorships, about 100 research and teaching associates and more than 2800 students, the Mannheim School of Humanities is the university's second largest school. We offer interdisciplinary study programmes for future teachers, as well as throughout our regular bachelor and master programmes. With the B.A. in Culture and Business and the M.A. in Culture and Business, we offer a unique combination of humanities and business. Each year, about 1000 students take up their studies at the School of Humanities


The School of Humanities incorporates all humanistic subjects offered at the University of Mannheim in one joint school. Here you can find the links to the individual homepages of our departments.