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The University of Konstanz in the German Excellence programmes

In the current Excellence Strategy programme, the University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence and/or consortia with this status in Germany. With its overall concept "University of Konstanz – creative.together" and with its two Clusters of Excellence: "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" and "The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies", the university has been successful in both funding lines of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. From 2007 onwards, Konstanz also received funding in all three funding lines of the precursor programme, the Excellence Initiative.

What makes a university stand out are its people and ideas. What makes a university truly outstanding, though, is the way in which it helps its members to realize new ideas.
Professor Katharina Holzinger, rector of the University of Konstanz

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