• All access roads to the university closed

    The fire brigade has informed us that all access routes to the university (car, bus, bicycle) have been temporarily closed due to the weather conditions. For this reason:

    – Courses are cancelled on Monday morning.

    – The library will be closed on Monday morning.

    – All university employees are requested to work from home on Monday.

    We will inform you about the current situation via the university newsletter and on the website. 

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  • Closure of the top floors in buildings C/D/E

    Due to high snow burden the top floor of each of the three buildings  C, D and E has been closed until further notice. This is a safety measure, that concerns all rooms on levels C4, D4 and E4 under the red roofs (including all seminar rooms).

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  • Highly popular location for international researchers

    The University of Konstanz placed 4th in the 2023 Humboldt Ranking of the most popular host universities for international research stays funded by the Humboldt Foundation.

    Press release

  • Genetic traces of the woolly rhinoceros in southern Germany

    A woolly rhinoceros in southern Germany? Researchers from the universities in Konstanz and Tübingen as well as the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg reconstruct the flora and fauna of the Stone Age based on genetic clues in hyena coprolites. Now, for the first time ever, they were able to sequence the mitochondrial genome of the extinct European woolly rhinoceros.

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  • University of Excellence Konstanz

    The University of Konstanz has once again been selected as one of eleven Universities of Excellence or consortia in Germany.

    It has been successful in all funding lines of both the German Excellence Initiative and the Excellence Strategy since 2007. Since 1 January 2019, two new Konstanz-based Clusters of Excellence are being funded through the Excellence Strategy, the follow-up programme to the Excellence Initiative: the “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” and “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies”. On 19 July 2019, the university’s concept “University of Konstanz – creative.together” was selected for funding in the Universities of Excellence funding line.

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    University of Konstanz

    Internationalization is key for us. This is why we promote international cooperation in research and student mobility, recruit excellent international (early career) researchers and work to increase our international visibility.

    By successfully participating in the European Universities Initiative, we have taken another important step towards a joint European Education Area: Within the university network European University for Well-Being (EUniWell) learning, teaching and researching across borders will become a reality.

Current news at the university

[Translate to Englisch:] Quaggamuscheln im Genfersee: Die Biomasse pro Quadratmeter dürfte in den nächsten 22 Jahren noch um den Faktor 9 bis 20 anwachsen.

Quagga mussel: Forecasts for affected lakes

A comparison of Lake Constance, Lake Geneva and Lake Biel with the Great Lakes of North America shows that the invasive quagga mussel is spreading with similar dynamics on both continents. This gives Europe a glimpse into the future.

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"Excluded from the great theatre of life": Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk speaks in Konstanz about the exclusion of women from literature and society. A reading and discussion with the Nobel Prize winner as part of the "Our uni – our book" series.

This article has been published in German.

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