• 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

Angeborene Blindheit verhindern

Die Velux-Stiftung fördert Biologen aus Konstanz und Kreuzlingen bei der Erforschung der Leberschen kongenitalen Amaurose (LCA) - einer Erbkrankheit, die zur Erblindung von Säuglingen oder zu schweren Sehschädigungen noch innerhalb des ersten Lebensjahres führen kann. Die biologischen Mechanismen sind bis heute kaum verstanden.

"Mineral plastic" with great potential for the future

A new class of plastics has been inspired by nature and is easily degradable. Conventional plastics are based on crude oil and cause problems for the environment as they are not degradable. The research group around Helmut Cölfen, professor of physical chemistry at the University of Konstanz, has now produced an entirely new "mineral plastic" whose structure copies biomaterials.

Mitarbeiterin am Telefon

Integration. Law. Expertise.

New media service: online platform provides information on the German integration law ("Integrationsgesetz"); experts from the University of Konstanz's Center of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Social Integration" comment on the new law. Before the summer break, the German Bundestag and Bundesrat will vote on the integration law. The draft law is highly controversial – the cabinet itself praises it as a significant step forward, whereas social organisations like PRO ASYL reject it as a...

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