2023 state teaching award

Barbara Ette, Gabriele Schaub and Anton Schwärzler receive the 2023 state teaching award (Landeslehrpreis) in the category climate protection for the qualification N sustainability project initiated by students at the University of Konstanz.

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TIDIT research institute

"Thurgauer Institut für Digitale Transformation (TIDIT)" founded by the Foundation for Science and Research of the Canton Thurgau along with the University of Konstanz and HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences. Institute to open doors in 2024, at the planned "Digital & Innovation Campus" in Kreuzlingen (Switzerland).

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[Translate to Englisch:] Student sitzt in der Bibliothek an seinem Laptop mit vielen aufgeschlagenen Büchern drumherum

Support for students

The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship provides funding and support for almost 50 students at the University of Konstanz. The programme is for high-achieving students, especially those who are involved in social projects.

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Porträt of Malte Drescher

Elected President of RPTU

Malte Drescher, a physicist and vice rector at the University of Konstanz, will become president of the recently founded University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) starting in October of 2024.

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A diagram of six different honeycomb patterns. These illustrate the structural differences and similarities between the honeycombs of honeybees and wasps.

Architectural marvels

Honey bees and social wasps developed a similar solution for nest building although evolution separated them 179 million years ago. This is a new finding by researcher Michael L Smith from the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior published in PLOS BIOLOGY.

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Three work spaces

"Technostress" and the role of the welfare state

What role does the welfare state play in how "technostress" affects health and social inequality? Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz conclude: Higher income as well as social welfare measures help reduce the stress people perceive from everyday interactions with technology.

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