The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim provides graduate training in empirical and quantitative methods as well as their application to business, economics, and the social sciences. Its mission is to train young academics according to best international practice with a strong focus on excellence in research. The GESS has successfully established an internationally competitive structural doctoral program contributing to the strong scientific reputation of the University of Mannheim. Students educated at the GESS have taken up assistant professorships and post-doc positions at internationally leading academic institutions as well as positions in renowned international organizations and in the private sector. The vision of the GESS is to fully deliver the promise of excellence and to ensure that the GESS becomes a European leader providing top-level research and education in economics and the social sciences.
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