• University of Konstanz
    International

    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.

  • 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 "disintegration law". The new online platform "Integration. Gesetz. Expertise" (Integration. Law. Expertise) contains statements on the draft law by researchers of the Center of Excellence.

  • 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

„Mineral-Kunststoff“ mit hohem Potenzial für die Zukunft

Völlig neue Kunststoff-Klasse ist von der Natur inspiriert und leicht abbaubar.

Herkömmliche Kunststoffe werden auf Erdölbasis hergestellt und stellen für die Umwelt ein Problem dar, da sie nicht abbaubar sind. Die Arbeitsgruppe um den Konstanzer Chemiker Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen hat nun einen völlig neuartigen „Mineral-Kunststoff“ hergestellt, der sich strukturell an Biomaterialien anlehnt.

Evolutionary split up without geographic barriers

Evolutionary biologists from Konstanz provide empirical evidence of sympatric speciation. A fundamental question in evolutionary research is: is a geographic barrier dividing the original population into two genetically separated populations required for the origin of new species? Or is so-called sympatric speciation also possible – the evolutionary divergence of a population within the same geographical area?

Ein kritischer Freund

Die Universität Konstanz verleiht Prof. Dr. Dieter Jahn die Ehrensenatorenwürde. Damit ehrt sie den langjährigen Vorsitzenden des Konstanzer Universitätsrates, der die Funktion „als engagierter Impuls- und Feedbackgeber“ ausgestaltet habe, „als kritischer Freund, dem Akzeptanz und Transparenz, vor allem aber das Wohl der Universität über allem steht“.

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