Once more, the University of Konstanz is highly successful in the THE Impact Ranking that assesses the social influence of universities in the area of sustainable development. Compared to the previous year, Konstanz is now among the world’s top 100 in three categories.
The majority of the population in Germany supports the introduction of an unconditional basic income. The analysis of two representative studies shows that the higher the basic income, the greater the approval. As a means of financing, most respondents support an increase in income and wealth taxes.
On 19 May 2023, the German Research Foundation (DFG) approved two new Collaborative Research Centres/Transregio (SFB-TRR) with substantial participation of Konstanz researchers: SFB-TRR 353 "Regulation of cell death decisions" and SFB-TRR 161 "Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing", which has now received its second extension.
In an interview, Jeanine Grütter, education researcher at the University of Konstanz, explains which social dynamics take place in today's classrooms. She studies the emergence and prevention of discrimination and prejudice in school classes, in particular.
Researchers at the University of Konstanz publish image analysis software that automatically detects and classifies defects of animal development. Thanks to artificial intelligence, "EmbryoNet" outperforms human experts in terms of speed, accuracy and sensitivity.
Are mainly people of high status perceived as being charismatic? And what does this mean for people with lower status? An interdisciplinary research project at the University of Konstanz focuses on the charisma of politicians from socially marginalized backgrounds.
Konstanz researchers discover the function of a previously unexplored protein: In three characteristic steps, "C12orf29" links the ends of RNA strands. Proteins that perform this kind of RNA ligation were previously unknown in humans. The results of the study suggest that it is important for RNA repair during cellular stress.