STADS is the Students’ Association for Data Analytics & Statistics at the University of Mannheim. We are a fast-growing organization with over 200 members, offering them training and knowledge in the area of Data Science and opportunities to further develop their skills by supporting Startups as well as medium-sized companies and public organizations in all kind of data driven challenges.

To help our newer members become data analytics experts, our experienced data analysts offer a wide range of in-depth courses in programming, Data Science and statistics.

In cooperation with specialists from our network of strong partners ranging from consulting firms to IT-Software providers, we organize lectures, workshops, hackathons and coding challenges to strengthen our collective skillset.

We are happy to offer you our support and know-how to help you tackle your challenges with data driven solutions. To date, we have successfully concluding over 10 data science projects for our external clients.

Please contact Manuel Schurr, Head of Cooperation, if you are interested in working together (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit our website (




  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum