SPRIND Challenge

The SymbioLoop consortium, which includes researchers from Konstanz, receives millions in funding through the SPRIND Challenge for developing recyclable plastics from waste. Key groundwork for SymbioLoop was laid by the University of Konstanz's transfer project "Waste2DCA". As a spin-off, it will collaborate with the new large-scale research institution "Center for the Transformation of Chemistry (CTC)" in Germany.

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Aerial view of the University of Konstanz

Top scores for Konstanz

For the first time, CWTS has published a fully transparent edition of the internationally renowned Leiden Ranking, based on open data: the Leiden Ranking Open Edition. As previously in the regular editions, the University of Konstanz achieved top rankings in the categories "Open Access" and "International Collaboration".

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A firm eye on the proboscis

Just as when we humans reach for objects, the hummingbird hawk moth uses its visual sense to place its long proboscis precisely on a flower to search for nectar, according to a study by Konstanz biologists. This is why the moth is a great model organism for research into the visual control of appendages.

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A good first impression

A collaborative research environment is key for establishing a new research group: insights from bioinformatician Andreas Gruber, funded within the framework of the Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure-Track Programme.

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Police car on a road

Artificial intelligence as a basis for police searches

Does the German state use data from the United States that has been evaluated by artificial intelligence as the basis for police searches? The Centre for Human | Data | Society at the University of Konstanz warns that digital processes are increasingly precipitating legal regulations. As a result, algorithms are gaining quasi-legal power.

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