• University of Konstanz

    Internationalisation is one of the key topics for the University of Konstanz. Internationalisation includes: promoting international research collaborations and student mobility, attracting outstanding (young) researchers as well as increasing our international visibility.

  • Earth observation
    with the help of animals

    Professor Martin Wikelski receives the Max Planck Research Award for his research on how animals interact with their environment. He is an honorary professor at the University of Konstanz and director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell and Seewiesen. Martin Wikelski's internationally pioneering work uses a new approach: observing animals in the wild over the course of their entire life cycles. He initiated the satellite system ICARUS, which will make it possible to continuously track even small organisms around the world starting 2017. The joint research prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society is worth 750,000 euros.

  • 50 Years University of Konstanz:
    The pearl of Lake Constance

    Visitors from across the globe came to celebrate the University of Konstanz’s birthday together. Guests enjoyed the festive, lively atmosphere at the University of Konstanz’s 50th anniversary ceremony as well as the opportunity to join the subsequent summer party in the university’s inner courtyard.

  • The Excellence Initiative
    at the University of Konstanz

    From the very beginning of the Excellence Initiative in 2006, the University of Konstanz has been successful in all three funding lines of the Excellence Initiative. The goal of the Excellence Initiative is to promote top-level research and to strengthen the research location in a sustainable way.

Current events at the university

What horseradish peroxidase tells us about our genetic material

A surprising discovery might pave the way for DNA or RNA detection with the naked eye: Konstanz chemists were able to demonstrate that in the DNA replication process DNA proteins can be bound to DNA nucleotides, even though the proteins are over 100 times larger than the nucleotides themselves.

Preventing congenital blindness

The Velux foundation supports biologists from Konstanz and Kreuzlingen in studying the hereditary eye disease Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) - a hereditary disease that appears at birth or in the first few months of life and can cause severe visual impairments or even complete blindness. To this day, very little is known about the biological mechanisms underlying this disease.

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