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    Frontiers Planet Prize 2024

    To accelerate the development of solutions for a healthy planet, the Frontiers Research Foundation recognizes researchers in the sustainability sciences and awards the Frontiers Planet Prize for the best research published in established scientific journals within the past 2 years. Three prizes of 1 million Swiss francs each will be awarded.

    You can submit your internal application by 4 October 2023. The Rectorate will then select and nominate the three best candidates. You can find more information on the Research Support website.

  • 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.

    Read the press release

  • 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.

    Read more about how we save energy?

  • 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.