The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence and/or consortia with this status in Germany. It has been successful in all funding lines of both the German Excellence Initiative and the Excellence Strategy since the start of both competitions.
The University of Konstanz is a medium-sized university located on a campus bringing everyone closer together. Flat hierarchies and structures within the university promote flexibility and interdisciplinary collaboration linking the thirteen departments and the administration. Diversity, close dialogue and effective communication drive our vibrant culture of creativity on all levels.
The hallmark of research at our university is collaboration across subjects, departments and faculties, which is especially evident in the university's five research priorities: 1. Cultural Studies 2. Social and Cognitive Sciences with a Special Focus on Inequality Research 3. Collective Behaviour and Ecology 4. Chemical Biology as well as 5. Nano and Materials Sciences. Currently, some 11,000 students benefit from research-oriented teaching in more than 100 different study programmes in the fields of mathematics and natural sciences, humanities, law, economics and public administration.
On the path to sustainability, one of the University of Konstanz's goals for sustainable development is reducing the climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions from air travel by our members. This commitment is laid out in our Air Travel Policy (ATP), which was developed by the Senate's Sustainable Development Working Group and adopted by the Senate and the Rectorate last year.
The University of Konstanz is one of four partner institutions in the FlyingLess project, which will give us valuable impulses for the further development of our Air Travel Policy as well as support with the implementation process in close collaboration with the respective university bodies and status groups.