A polyester plastic of great mechanical stability, which is also easily recyclable and even compostable: Stefan Mecking, chemist at the University of Konstanz, and his research group present a new material.
Inhibition of a protein complex in cells of the immune system prevents rejection of transplanted organs – this has been shown in a study by immunologists from the University of Konstanz, the Biotechnology Institute Thurgau (BITg) and Chongqing Cancer University Hospital.
In the largest survey of its kind in Germany – the Student Survey in Germany – about a quarter of respondents reported experiencing discrimination during their studies. Konstanz researchers' analysis of the survey data revealed that women, non-heterosexual students, and students with a migration background face an increased risk of discrimination.
The number of simultaneously acting global change factors has a negative impact on the diversity of plant communities – regardless of the nature of the factors. This is one of the findings of a recent study by ecologists from the University of Konstanz.
The University of Konstanz is the new headquarters for a transnational university network spanning the four countries of the Lake Constance region. The university's rector, Katharina Holzinger, and Gernot Brauchle, chair of the new network "Wissenschaftsverbund Vierländerregion Bodensee", have signed a corresponding cooperation agreement for the newly founded network of 25 universities.
International research consortium involving Ines Mergel, Professor of Public Administration – Digital Governance at the University of Konstanz, receives EU funding in the framework of the Horizon Europe programme. Goal of the joint research project LibrarIN: paving the way for a new generation of European libraries based on participatory management and sustainable finance.
What makes information reliable? A University of Konstanz study shows: People do not necessarily believe experts or reputable sources – they tend to believe information that confirms their existing opinions.
Chemical building blocks from plastic waste; Reducing the risk of falls using virtual orientation aids: Konstanz chemists Manuel Häußler and Lukas Odenwald as well as sport scientist Lorenz Assländer receive Baden-Württemberg prototype funding for their transfer projects "Waste2DCA" and "Augmented Balance".