"What makes a university stand out are its people and ideas. What makes a university truly outstanding, though, is the way in which it helps its members to realize new ideas."
Professor Katharina Holzinger, rector of the University of Konstanz

Since its foundation in 1966 as a reform university, the University of Konstanz has stood for top-level research, excellence in teaching and study, internationality as well as interdisciplinary collaboration. This distinctive orientation soon led to the development of a profile that stands out due to a focus on high levels of quality, innovation and creativity in all aspects of our work. The “success story of the University of Konstanz” (Lord Dahrendorf, 2006) that has been written since 1966 is based on the themes of modernization and reform from within, which is lived by all of our members.