University of Konstanz
University of Konstanz – creative.together
The University of Konstanz is the smallest university currently receiving funding in the Universities of Excellence funding line. It was able to convince with its proposal "University of Konstanz – creative.together", which aims to develop the full potential of its researchers in a culture of creativity.
The University of Konstanz was founded in 1966 as a reform university and is one of six universities that have been consistently successful in all funding lines of the Excellence Initiative and the Excellence Strategy since 2007. Being a smaller-size university results in a high degree of flexibility and interdisciplinary cooperation between and within its thirteen departments, which are grouped into the three sections: “Mathematics-Natural Sciences”, “Humanities” and “Politics-Law-Economics”.
Its strategy “University of Konstanz – creative.together” is based on the idea that outstanding research and innovation thrive when diverse people and ideas come together in a supportive and inclusive environment. To this end, the University of Konstanz aims to create the framework conditions that enable access to extensive research infrastructures and research-supporting services.