The close link between research and teaching advances scientific knowledge
The University of Konstanz distinguishes itself through the close link between top-level research and teaching. It aims to introduce students to research early on in their studies. We view interdisciplinary collaboration as an essential precondition for innovative teaching. Additionally, our faculty members are accessible, teaching takes place in small groups, the distances on our campus university are short and we offer professional advisory services for students and faculty members.
Good practices in teaching and study
A crucial component of effective teaching practices is a lively teaching and learning culture that respects the “freedom of academic teaching, provides diverse free space for the design of teaching and learning processes, and sets high standards for the scientific and academic level, engagement and personal responsibility of all participants”: The “Code of Practice for Effective Teaching" provides a summary of effective practices for teaching and study that is compiled and maintained through the combined experiences of the faculty, students, departments, the Rectorate and the central administration of the University of Konstanz.