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  6. Fakultät für Sozialwesen
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät für Sozialwesen

  • Paul-Wittsack-Straße 10
  • 68163 Mannheim
  • Phone: +49 621 292-6730
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Basic information

Total number of students 590
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 40.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 8/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 2/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 22.6 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 2/10 Points
Contact with work environment master
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment < 1
Master theses in cooperation with work environment < 1
Share of professors with work experience 16.0 %


Third party funds per professor 6.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.3
Job market preparation 2.3
Support during practical semester 2.2
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.6
Library 2.5
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Continuous 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 orientation
    Full recognition of a semester abroad (5th semester) at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University 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 equipment
    Very 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 development
    Third-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 practice
    The 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 founders
    Compulsory “Social Entrepreneurship” course for the Bachelor’s.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Students 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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