• Betonporsche-Skulptur von Gottfried Bechtold. Standort: Parkdeck Süd

    Creative university – Konstanz creativity

    What exactly is creative research? How can a university foster creativity? And what is the best possible result of combining creative research with creative working conditions. In our series “Creative university – Konstanz creativity”, researchers, staff and students share their perspectives on what makes research and teaching so extraordinary at the University of Konstanz – one of only six German universities whose institutional strategy has been funded in both phases of the Excellence competition.

    Photo: Concrete Porsche by Gottfried Bechtold, 1971. Location: South parking deck

  • Glasdach des Foyers

    The Excellence Initiative
    at the University of Konstanz

    Since 2006/ 2007, the University of Konstanz has been successful in all three funding lines of the German Excellence Initiative as well as in the “Clusters of Excellence” funding line of the  Excellence Strategy follow-up programme. In December 2018, the university submitted its application for the “Universities of Excellence” funding line. The overall aim of the Excellence Initiative and Strategy is to promote top-level research and to sustainably strengthen Germany as a research location.

    The Clusters of Excellence “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” and “The Politics of Inequality” receive funding since 1 January 2019. Click on the photo for more information.

  • Studierende bei der Gruppenarbeit

    University of Konstanz

    Internationalization is at the top of the agenda for the University of Konstanz. Internationalization includes: promoting international research collaborations and student mobility, attracting outstanding (early career) researchers as well as increasing our international visibility.

Current news at the university

What actually are core facilities?

"Core facilities are centres that make it easier to carry out research." This is how Professor Elisa May, the director of the Bioimaging Centre (BIC) at the University of Konstanz, describes the twenty infrastructure installations at the University of Konstanz. Read our online magazine to find out more about the unique features of these shared equipment centres in Konstanz.

Read more
Mit einer Fördersumme von fünf Millionen Euro ist die Humboldt-Professur Deutschlands höchstdotierter Forschungspreis.

Two new Humboldt Professors

Margaret C. Crofoot and Anke Hoeffler have both accepted a Humboldt Professorship at the University of Konstanz. They will work in the university's research priorities Collective Behaviour and Ecology and Social and Cognitive Sciences with a Special Focus on Inequality Research, respectively. With funding in the amount of up to five million euros for each researcher, the Humboldt Professorship is Germany’s most highly endowed research prize.

Read more
Further announcements


Further dates