Blick auf die Universität Konstanz aus der Luft
Blick auf die Universität Konstanz aus der Luft

The Excellence Initiative at the University of Konstanz

Since the very beginning of the Excellence Initiative in 2006/2007, the University of Konstanz has been successful in all three funding lines. The Excellence Initiative provides funding for and promotes top-level research while enhancing the research location in a sustainable way. The university is now participating in the third phase of the competition - the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments.

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Fliegender Storch

ICARUS – Tracking animals from space

The ICARUS antenna was successfully installed on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) during a spacewalk on 15 August 2018. On 24 July, the foundation stone for the Center for Visual Computing of Collectives (VCC) was laid. The new top-level research centre for the study of collective animal behaviour will open in 2021.

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Institutional strategy and research facilities associated with the Exzellence Initiative