The University of Konstanz in two minutes

Research calls for curiosity. Dedication. And concentration. We would like to awaken your curiosity for the University of Konstanz in this short film. For our research. For studying and teaching. For our university at the lakeside. Here in Konstanz.

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Since its foundation in 1966, the University of Konstanz has distinguished itself through its top-level research, excellence in teaching and studies, internationality and interdisciplinary collaboration. This visionary founding principle is even embedded in its architecture: the short distances and interlinked buildings of our campus university sustain an environment that facilitates communication, interlinks scientific disciplines and advances a culture of creative collaboration.

Short distances and open doors

The University of Konstanz is comprised of thirteen departments that are divided into three faculties: the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Politics - Law - Economics. According to its original foundation as a reform university, the University of Konstanz does not have institutes or chairs.

The reform principle is also mirrored in the administration and the organisation of the University of Konstanz: unique features are the services, standards, and achievements in the areas of equal opportunity for women and men as well as family support: from the university’s own Kinderhaus (childcare centre) to its Code of Practice on Gender Equality, through which the university commits itself to gender equality and family-friendliness in all areas and on all levels.

Researchers and staff members have access to numerous support services such as the Communications and Marketing staff unit, which is responsible for the internal and external communication of the university. Or our Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM), which includes our library that is open every day.

At the international level, the University of Konstanz advances select and sustainable partnerships with over 70 research-focused universities in order to promote scientific collaboration and student exchange.

The university fosters contact to and between alumni through its alumni association for the putpose of sharing both knowledge and experience and strengthening links to the professional world. Collaboration with foundations and sponsors also plays an important role: through its support of researchers and their work, our university strengthens transfer between science and society.