Mind the surrounding

ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for Clemens Bechinger from the Department of Physics at the University of Konstanz – this is the second time the Konstanz physicist receives the prestigious research award.

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The German school sorting system

A research project by the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz studies whether school students feel that (early) sorting into different types of schools is fair – this focus on the children's perspective is new.

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Taking a firm stand against anti-Semitism

In the early morning of 26 March 2024, anti-Semitic writing was discovered on the outside walls of the University of Konstanz’s campus. The police were informed and they have started an investigation; criminal charges were filed. The writing was removed immediately.

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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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