Here at the University of Konstanz, interdisciplinary collaboration is viewed as an essential precondition for top-level research and innovative teaching. The university promotes such interdisciplinary cooperation to the best of its ability. For this reason, the university is divided into departments and faculties and has established the professorship as its fundamental unit. Our unique campus environment with its short distances and our university-wide open-door policy support constructive collaborations. Our current selection of highly interdisciplinary research areas includes: