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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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.

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How we play together

Psychologists from the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour are using EEG to research what games reveal about our ability to cooperate.

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Britta Renner joins the German Parliament as a scientific advisor

CASCB health psychologist Britta Renner joined the citizen's council "Ernährung im Wandel" as a member of the scientific advisory board.

Not lazy at all: honey bee drones

Sometimes it is worthwhile to look at the details, to study aspects that seem to be uninteresting or were previously ignored, and see noteworthy phenomena come to light. This has been the experience of honeybee researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) at the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior. In a recently published study in Animal Behaviour, they showed that male honey bees (drones), long…

ERC Starting Grant for Anna Stöckl

The European Research Council (ERC) awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros in funding to Konstanz biologist Anna Stöckl for her project "Closing the loop in dynamic vision – from single photons to behaviour in extreme light environments" (or "DynamicVision" for short).

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