• A behind-the-scenes look at research

    Working at a university, developing an idea for a project and planning its implementation, addressing challenges along the way – all with the goal of gaining new insights: What does everyday research look like before trailblazing discoveries, highly cited publications and prestigious awards may materialize? How do scientific methods work? What happens at the threshold between individual research and expert community, in the space between scientific debate and public perceptions? Science Backstage, a new series of articles and multimedia reporting from the University of Konstanz, provides a rare front-row seat for observing the everyday work of researchers.

    Science Backstage

  • Study Days from 5 – 7 March 2024

    Get to know us during the Study Days from 5 – 7 March 2024 at the University of Konstanz. Our programme for prospective students: You can find out more about our various subjects, the content of our bachelor's programmes and your career prospects. You can also talk to students and contact persons from the study programmes, and, of course, get a feel for our campus.

    Programme (in German)
    Register now (in German)

    Website: uni.kn/studientage (in German)

  • Old photo of Marseille's harbour La Joliette and the Pont Transbordeur above the old harbour.
    [Translate to Englisch:] © Wikimedia Commons, Public domain

    Mediterranean networks, clans and Marseille

    For portions of today's society, technological and infrastructural progress such as AI-guided transportation routes and automated subways is indispensable. For others, these developments are unsettling or even frightening. In the past, new infrastructures have often had unforeseeable political, economic and cultural consequences. What impact do they continue to have today?

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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.

  • 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.

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Aerial view of the University of Konstanz

Top scores for Konstanz

For the first time, CWTS has published a fully transparent edition of the internationally renowned Leiden Ranking, based on open data: the Leiden Ranking Open Edition. As previously in the regular editions, the University of Konstanz achieved top rankings in the categories "Open Access" and "International Collaboration".

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