Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Founded in 1477, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of the oldest and largest German universities. Named after the famous fifteenth-century printer who revolutionized printing with movable types, Johannes Gutenberg University combines stimulating academic diversity with excellent research structures: About 500 professors and 2,300 academic staff members conduct research and teach in eleven departments and 150 institutes. The Johannes Gutenberg University currently hosts 12 Collaborative Research Centers, 9 Research Units, and 7 Research Training Groups, all funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as numerous research initiatives funded by other sources, both public and private. In addition, the campus is home to the Max-Planck-Institutes for Polymer Research and Chemistry. With degree programs available in more than ninety subjects and in numerous combinations, the range of courses is extremely wide and covers all areas, be it the humanities, social studies, law, economics, or medicine. Currently, some 35,000 students, 14 percent of them from abroad, take advantage of these opportunities.
An active member of the international academic community, Johannes Gutenberg University also maintains strong ties to the local community: Johannes Gutenberg University actively cooperates with businesses and industries in the Rhine-Main region, and participates in its political and cultural life. Mainz is home to ZDF, one of two German federal nationwide TV broadcasters, and to a number of radio stations. The German Federal Statistical Office is located in Wiesbaden, which is located just on the other side of the Rhine river from Mainz. Mainz is also famous for its carnival, the "Mainzer Fassenacht".
Mainz School of Management and Economics
The Mainz School of Management and Economics (MSME) is part of the Faculty of Law and Economics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. With 22 tenured professors and one junior professor, it is among the largest institutes of Johannes Gutenberg University. More than 2,700 students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Management and Economics, the B.Sc. in Mangement and Economics Education, and the Diploma in Business Administration, Economics, and Management and the Diploma in Economics Education programs. Another 1,000 students choose business administration or economics as minor subject.
The MSME covers a broad spectrum of topics both in research and teaching, with a strong focus on methodological skills, such as empirical tools. The School closely cooperates with the Mainz Law School, which is part of the same Faculty. The MSME is a founding member of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management.