2019 / 20
2019 / 20
Social Policy and Social Work, Department
Fakultät für Sozialwesen
- Paul-Wittsack-Straße 10
- 68163 Mannheim
- Phone: +49 621 292-6730
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Special features regarding teachingContinuous practice integration in the programmes; Experimental and innovative teaching and learning through innovative methods and didactics; Emphasis on treatment and processing of social issues through media education; Focus on teaching the application of law; Focus on the acquisition of international skills; Early involvement of students in a teaching and support tasks (tutorials, mentoring and coaching); The guiding principles are interdisciplinarity, cross-culturality, gender sensitivity, diversity and inclusivity.
Special features regarding the international orientationFull recognition of a semester abroad (5th semester) at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of Stockholm, Sweden; University of Jönköping, Sweden; FH Campus Wien, Austria; Federation University, Ballarat, Australia; Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain; Bergen University College, Norway; Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands; Institut Limayrac, Toulouse, France; Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Special features regarding the equipmentVery good technical equipment for teaching creative arts and media (SLR cameras, compact cameras, video cameras, mini DVD cameras, HD cameras, web cameras, digital sound recorders, PC headsets, laptops, touchpads, creative media and materials), PC workstations, cutting room with video cutting equipment, seminar rooms equipped with projector technology throughout, interactive whiteboard, rooms that can be completely darkened for carrying out specific media projects.
Special features regarding research and developmentThird-party-funded key research areas are social gerontology, social work with people requiring assistance and care and social development in old age. The research projects have a focus on practice and aim to develop practical concepts to be used in the supervision, support and care of the elderly or people in need of care. A further key area is Applied Management Research. The research projects are concerned with questions of Leadership and Production, Social Entrepreneurship and Communication. The teaching staff has a strong publication record.
Integration of theory and practiceThe key formats are two study and research workshops that span the first and second and/or fifth and sixth semesters. Here, under the supervision of an assistant professor, students work on their own areas of research, conduct projects and document their findings, thus tracing the entire academic process from idea to publication. Where possible and desirable, the results are eventually published in scientific journals or books.
Support for foundersCompulsory “Social Entrepreneurship” course for the Bachelor’s.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsStudents with disabilities/chronic illness are supported by the university representative for students with disabilities/chronic illness, who is also a member of the Faculty of Social Work, with respect to social law and disadvantage compensation in the context of the university and in terms of individual requirements.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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