Drawing of a man and a woman sitting opposite each other on chairs. He is agitated or angry. His feelings are being transferred to her.

Stress transmission

Can stress be transmitted across individuals? How about other physiological states? Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Collective Behaviour investigated this question for humans and animals.

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Doors open for dialogue

It’s not (just) about the money: The literary scholar Juliane Vogel talks about everything winning the Leibniz Prize made possible and how the NOMIS Foundation has provided her with unexpected interdisciplinary insights.

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The influence of non-regulatory factors on asylum decisions

Study by researchers from the Nuremberg Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the University of Konstanz and the University of Bamberg concludes that the chances of obtaining asylum in a specific region depend upon how sceptical of migration its population and government are.

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Equal Pay Day

In Germany, women earn an average of 18 percent less than their male colleagues. Over one year, this is the equivalent of women working for free until 6 March 2024 (Equal Pay Day). In a policy paper, researchers from the Konstanz Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" explain how the gender pay gap could be reduced.

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Making quantum bits fly

Two physicists at the University of Konstanz are developing a method that could enable the stable exchange of information in quantum computers. In the leading role: photons that make quantum bits "fly".

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In_equality Research Award

The Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz presents In_equality Research Award 2024 to economist Simon Jäger in recognition of his exceptional research achievements and their social relevance. The award ceremony will take place on 10 April 2024 during the In_equality Conference at Bodenseeforum Konstanz.

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The atlas of internet surveillance

How autocrats control the internet via state-owned service providers: A German-American research team led by the University of Konstanz has mapped the ownership of network infrastructures in democratic and authoritarian states worldwide.

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Eating together

Behavioural biologist Barbara Fruth and health psychologist Britta Renner from the Cluster of Excellence Collective Behaviour provide insights into the importance of eating together for humans and animals in a new episode of the German podcast "Exzellent erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle". They also talk about research into swarm intelligence.

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