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Integration@Work study

For young people with a migration background, German and mathematics skills are key factors for the successful completion of vocational training: These are the findings of a study by the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz on the integration of young immigrants in the German vocational training system and labour market.

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How we play together

Psychologists from the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour are using EEG to research what games reveal about our ability to cooperate.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Quaggamuscheln im Genfersee: Die Biomasse pro Quadratmeter dürfte in den nächsten 22 Jahren noch um den Faktor 9 bis 20 anwachsen.

Quagga mussel: Forecasts for affected lakes

A comparison of Lake Constance, Lake Geneva and Lake Biel with the Great Lakes of North America shows that the invasive quagga mussel is spreading with similar dynamics on both continents. This gives Europe a glimpse into the future.

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"Excluded from the great theatre of life": Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk speaks in Konstanz about the exclusion of women from literature and society. A reading and discussion with the Nobel Prize winner as part of the "Our uni – our book" series.

This article has been published in German.

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A role model for sustainability

On 8 November 2023, the University of Konstanz received the National ESD-Award (Education for Sustainable Development) from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Commission for UNESCO. The university's overall concept for education and sustainability convinced the jury.

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Keiko Kitagawa during the excavation in the Lone Valley in southern Germany. Copyright: Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg

Genetic traces of the woolly rhinoceros in southern Germany

A woolly rhinoceros in southern Germany? Researchers from the universities in Konstanz and Tübingen as well as the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg reconstruct the flora and fauna of the Stone Age based on genetic clues in hyena coprolites. Now, for the first time ever, they were able to sequence the mitochondrial genome of the extinct European woolly rhinoceros.

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