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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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Photo: Prof. Dr. Manfred Schartl\Dr. Paolo Franchini

New sex chromosome

On 3 December 2018, the laboratory of Professor Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz published new findings of an experimental evolutionary project that ran for 30 years on the genomic mechanisms of sex determination in swordtail fish in the journal “Nature Communications”.

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Pioneer in Move­ment Eco­logy

US-American animal behaviour researcher Professor Margaret C. Crofoot, PhD, to take up post as Alexander von Humboldt Professor at the University of Konstanz

Collective behaviour of animal groups

Study from Konstanz demonstrates: If animal groups are disturbed this will have an impact on their collective behaviour – results may be transferable to other social units

Further announcements

Institutional strategy and research facilities associated with the Exzellence Initiative and Exzellence Strategy