The University of Popular Music and Music Business has many names; Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, University of Popular Music and Music Business, Popakademie Mannheim. As a specialized university for pop music and music management, it is still often called just the Pop Academy.
The Pop Academy offers education at the bachelor's and master's level but is also a center of expertise for the music industry and an active player in numerous European music projects.
Mannheim has approx. 300,000 inhabitants and can be called Germany's unofficial music capital, with a lively cultural life and an active policy of promoting pop music.