• Enough water for everyone?

    Whether infrastructure such as the supply of water is sustainable and how many people benefit from it depends on more than just technical factors. The decisive role cultural dimensions play in the context of infrastructure is one of the core topics that researchers at the Centre for Cultural Inquiry (ZKF) at the University of Konstanz are investigating.

    Read the article on campus.kn about pre-Columbian irrigation canals

  • Introductory weeks 09 - 20 October 2023

    Welcome to your first semester at the University of Konstanz! To welcome all first-semester students in the winter semester 2023/24, numerous events and offers await you during the introductory weeks from 9 - 20 October to get to know your new subject, fellow students and the University of Konstanz.

    We wish you a successful start to your studies!

  • Shadow profiles: the data of others

    Shadow profiles in social networks contain information about people who are not members. At the moment, shadow profiles are almost impossible to prevent using technical means, pose a collective problem for society and are a matter that has gone virtually unregulated so far. This is where the Centre for Human | Data | Society at the University of Konstanz brings its perspective to the table: "Individual solutions will not fully protect our privacy."

    Read the article on campus.kn

  • University of Excellence Konstanz

    The University of Konstanz has once again been selected as one of eleven Universities of Excellence or consortia in Germany.

    It has been successful in all funding lines of both the German Excellence Initiative and the Excellence Strategy since 2007. Since 1 January 2019, two new Konstanz-based Clusters of Excellence are being funded through the Excellence Strategy, the follow-up programme to the Excellence Initiative: the “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” and “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies”. On 19 July 2019, the university’s concept “University of Konstanz – creative.together” was selected for funding in the Universities of Excellence funding line.

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    Studierende bei der Gruppenarbeit

    University of Konstanz

    Internationalization is key for us. This is why we promote international cooperation in research and student mobility, recruit excellent international (early career) researchers and work to increase our international visibility.

    By successfully participating in the European Universities Initiative, we have taken another important step towards a joint European Education Area: Within the university network European Reform University Alliance, learning, teaching and researching across borders will become a reality.

Current news at the university

Old photo of a man sittting in one of the first build cars.

People, cars and the elements

It contributed to a whole new perception of nature and yet soon became an environmental problem: How automobility changed people’s relationship to the environment and how this is reflected in American road literature is the subject of the ERC project of literary scholar Timo Müller, professor of American studies at the University of Konstanz.

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Contract check at the push of a button

Pioneering work in law and computer science project: using a logic-based model to automatically test company purchase agreements for inconsistencies. The project is conducted at the Centre for Human | Data | Society at the University of Konstanz.

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Curveball at the microscopic scale

The Magnus effect causes the curved trajectory of spinning footballs or tennis balls, and it can even be used for the propulsion of ships. A team of physicists led by Clemens Bechinger have now documented, for the first time, the existence of the Magnus effect at the microscopic scale.

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