Why internet terrorism restricts itself

Terrorism Researcher Dr. Thomas Rid from Konstanz on Al-Qaeda's Crisis and the Weaknesses of its Web-Based Organisational Structure

The global Jihad has frayed and is massively losing support in the Islamic world. The legitimacy of radical Islamism has long been falling in the eyes of the moderate Muslim societies and the fringes of the militant movement is fraying at the edges," explains the expert on political violence," Dr. Thomas Rid on the occasion of the killing of Osama bin Laden and the…


Quality of Studying Monitor 2010: Outstanding Satisfaction Ratings among Konstanz's Students

Above average results at the University of Konstanz over four years in series

Just under eight out of ten students at the University of Konstanz, 77.1%, like studying at their university. Consequently, the overall satisfaction level is well above the German average of 69.9%. The satisfaction levels for the academic quality of the courses is also higher than the national level (78,9% vis-a-vis 72,2%) as are the satisfaction levels for the number of participants in the courses (55.6% vis-à-vis…


Another Research Project on Solar Energy at the University of Konstanz

"SolarWinS" funded with just under 1.2 million Euros

On 1 February 2011, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) approved the national collaborative project "SolarWinS" (Solar Research Cluster to determine the maximum efficiency levels of polycrystalline silicon) in which the University of Konstanz is participating with a major sub-project.

This collaboration with SolarWinS aims to determine the maximum efficiency level of polycrystalline silicon…


First of its kind in Germany

The University Library at Konstanz celebrates 10 years of 24/7 service despite its partial closure

After opening on 2 April 2001, the Library at the University of Konstanz has also been open at night and during the day including Sundays for 10 years now. The Library University at Konstanz became the first university to make its stocks and workplaces available day and night. Since then, the library was only closed to the public at night and during the weekend. This unique service opened up…


Rechenkünste auf dem Gießberg (Kopie 1)

27. Tag der Mathematik an der Universität Konstanz

Am Samstag, 26. März 2011, findet an der Universität Konstanz zum 27. Mal der Tag der Mathematik statt, der bereits fester Bestandteil des Universitätskalenders ist. Seit 1985 führt der Fachbereich Mathematik und Statistik jährlich einen "Tag der Mathematik" für Schülerinnen und Schüler der zwölften Schulklassen durch. Nach bewährter Tradition findet an diesem Tag ein internationales Kräftemessen von Schülerinnen und Schülern aus der Schweiz,…


A great honour

The Rector of the University of Konstanz received one of the highest French honours with the "Ordre des Palmes Académiques"

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüdiger
Prof. Dr.
Ulrich Rüdiger

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüdiger has received one of the highest and oldest honours that the French State has to bestow. The Rector of the University of Konstanz was conferred the title of "Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques" by the French Education Minister Luc Chatel. He receives the medal in recognition of his "extraordinary services to…


From Public Monopoly to Collaborative Relations

The Universities of Konstanz and Barcelona are organising a German-Spanish Conference on Self-Governing Processes in the genesis of norms in globalisation

The gray areas of legal standardisation, when the borders between the state's sovereignty and a self-regulating society become unclear, are the topic of the Konstanz Conference on "Self-Regulation as an avoidance strategy of the law with uncertainty in globalisation, on 5 and 6 May 2011. The conference is a collaborative project between the…


In Contact with Europe's Borders

The Hegau-Bodensee-Seminar enables pupils to conduct research with the University of Konstanz.

Europe's borders, or rather still, Europe's points of contact and cultural bridges, become a research topic for some 60 pupils from Baden-Württemberg: Beyond the syllabus, pupils will gather at the University of Konstanz on 25 May 2011 to discuss and exchange ideas and opinions in independent working forms regarding the cultural dimensions of European unification. The arts and humanities orientated…


Call for Ph.D. Fellowships!

Konstanz Graduate School Chemical Biology Invites Calls for Scholarship Proposals

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From 9 June to 21 July 2011, the Graduate School "Chemical Biology" will again invite proposals for research projects for doctoral students. Ten interdisciplinary projects are offered at the interface between Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science. Successful applicants will be able to receive a grant from 1 October 2011 onwards. The application process is published on the website of the Graduate School at: