• Prunus avium. Image: Dr. Veit Martin Dörken

    2024 Nature Positive Photo Contest

    The immediate surroundings of the University of Konstanz provide a habitat for many plants, microorganisms and animals. Many organisms have also found a home in and around our buildings. Take part in the 2024 Nature Positive Photo Contest and show the beauty of biodiversity on our campus.

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  • [Translate to Englisch:] (von links) Barbara Ette, Gabriele Schaub und Anton Schwärzler Copyright: Torben Nuding

    Landeslehrpreis 2023

    Barbara Ette, Gabriele Schaub and Anton Schwärzler receive the award for the "qualifikation N" sustainability project initiated by students at the University of Konstanz.

    Press release (in German)

  • 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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  • Recycling-friendly university

    The University of Konstanz is once again among the most recycling-friendly universities in Germany. The University of Konstanz took fifth place in the Paper Atlas University Competition 2023, as recently published by the Initiative Pro Recyclingpapier (IPR) in the Paper Atlas 2023.

    Press release (in German)

  • Making university teaching more sustainable

    University of Konstanz is part of the nationwide "Transformative Skills for Sustainability" network initiative.

  • Top rankings in sustainability
    THE Impact Ranking 2023

    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.

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  • Photovoltaic systems on the roof of the VCC building. Copyright: Felix Petersen
    Copyright: Felix Petersen

    How we save energy

    Since spring of 2022, the University of Konstanz has been actively reducing its energy usage. The university has been able to reduce its natural gas usage by 43% when compared to the previous year.

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  • Sustainable development

    The earth's resources are limited. The University of Konstanz as an institution as well as everyone working here contribute in many ways to maintaining earth as a place worth living in. Our university defines the term of sustainable development very broadly in accordance with the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations building on a globally shared and democratically legitimated understanding of sustainability. For us, sustainability involves the economy, society, politics and ecology.