Uneven perceptions of inequality

How do researchers study perceptions of inequality? This question is the focus of a new episode of the podcast "Exzellent erklärt" (great explanations) with political scientist Marius Busemeyer and microsociologist Claudia Diehl from the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality".

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"Turing test" for animal systems

What advantages do robots offer in researching the behavioural rules of animal groups? How is robotics research inspired by nature? Three robotics researchers from the Cluster of Excellence "Collective Behaviour" (CASCB) at the University of Konstanz provide insights.

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Play along in the GameLab

On 26 April 2024, the GameLab at the University of Konstanz opens its doors to the public from 10:00 to 12:30. The day before, the GameLab will host an academic workshop to kick off its new focus on studying the social relevance of digital (gaming) skills.

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Abortion: Recommendations for an amendment to the law

On 15 April, the German commission on reproductive self-determination and medicine (Kommission zur reproduktiven Selbstbestimmung und Fortpflanzungsmedizin, KOMrSF) presented its recommendations for an amendment to the law on abortion. Commission member Liane Wörner (University of Konstanz) served as the scientific coordinator of Working Group 1 (topic: abortion) of the commission and comments on the results.

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Mind the surrounding

ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for Clemens Bechinger from the Department of Physics at the University of Konstanz – this is the second time the Konstanz physicist receives the prestigious research award.

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The German school sorting system

A research project by the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz studies whether school students feel that (early) sorting into different types of schools is fair – this focus on the children's perspective is new.

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Taking a firm stand against anti-Semitism

In the early morning of 26 March 2024, anti-Semitic writing was discovered on the outside walls of the University of Konstanz’s campus. The police were informed and they have started an investigation; criminal charges were filed. The writing was removed immediately.

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