In October 2017, our new study and conference center has been opened. It is located in the west wing of the courtyard (Ehrenhof) at Mannheim Palace and serves as an impressive calling card for the university and MBS, both architecturally and functionally. The new construction has been built in the disused boiler room and coal cellar of Mannheim Palace. But MBS participants are not learning and working in a subterranean environment isolated from campus life. On the contrary: the study and conference center with its two semicircular lecture halls, an additional flexible-use conference area, ten breakout rooms and a large foyer, faces the palace garden at the back of the west wing from behind a large glass façade. The building has been planned by the renowned Frankfurt architectural firm schneider+schumacher.