The University of Mannheim in Germany is a research-oriented university. Its strength is in preparing students to take on leadership roles in business, academia, and society. Its international profile is characterized in particular by its achievements in the economic and social sciences. It is in these fields that the University of Mannheim has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top 20 European research universities. Staff members at six schools and departments teach and carry out research in Business Administration, Economics, the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Business Informatics and Mathematics. The first German Consumer Psychology Chair held by Prof. Michaela Wänke is part of the psychology department.