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University of Konstanz

4.1 out of 5 (100 ratings / 56 reviews) Konstanz, Germany
The University of Konstanz is a research-oriented reform university that accepts its responsibility to society by providing high-quality research and educational opportunities. It is committed to the basic idea behind a university, in that in order to generate scientific knowledge, close links between research and teaching have to be cultivated.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Business & Management (2)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

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.

Education

The University of Konstanz is comprised of thirteen departments that are divided into three faculties: the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Politics - Law - Economics. According to its original foundation as a reform university, the University of Konstanz does not have institutes or chairs.

Research

Research in Konstanz is characterised by collaboration across departments and the performance-based allocation of resources. Close interdisciplinary collaboration is promoted by flat hierarchies, faculty structures without institutions and the layout of our campus that promotes daily contact between researchers from all disciplines. Our research focuses are include Cultural Studies, Social and Cognitive Sciences with a Special Focus on Inequality Research, Collective Behaviour and Ecology, Chemical Biology and Nano and Materials Science.

Career

The Career Service is a service facility for students, doctoral students and graduates from the University of Konstanz. Do you have general or specific questions about application, job orientation, internship and career entry? We are at your side with our extensive range of events and advice.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
251 -50
2020
201 -12
2019
189
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
443 -19
2020
424 -27
2019
397
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
511 -16
2020
495 -15
2019
480
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
601 -200
2019
401
2018
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

The International Office will assist you through its extensive range of advisory services and its diverse exchange and funding programmes.

Library services

The Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) is the university's central service provider for IT and library services. KIM was created by combining the library, IT Service Centre and administrative IT.

ICT services

The SysAdmin team is responsible for the departmental computer lab and provides support for all servers and networks.

Medical services

At the Welcome Center, we can help you find doctors who are able to communicate in languages other than German. Please contact us if you need information about multi-lingual doctors in Konstanz.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The outdoor sports facilities are in an idyllic location near the lake and sports hall. Students and staff have convenient access to sports infrastructure and equipment, which includes the following facilities:

  • Stadium with 400 meter track
  • Rock climbing tower
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Beach soccer court
  • Archery range
  • High ropes course
  • Beach volleyball court at the water sports area
  • Gymnastics hall
  • Pool

Student clubs

The possibilities for you to get involved are boundless: A variety of university groups provide you with opportunities to engage in the professional, political, social, religious, musical and sports activities that interest you.If you work with the student union “AStA”, you can become a part of the university’s student representation. This branch of the student representation aims to communicate the political, social and cultural interests of the student body to the university and broader community. 

Student Reviews

a domestic university of excellence with heart
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The course covers more than just the classic political topics. I appreciate very much to be educated more in general (management, law and economics) than to be able to apply a purely theorethical political approach. The university is very modern and responsive. You feel very familiar with fellow students of higher semesters and the PRo professors, because there is a lot...

Psychology as a natural science
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The courses are really interesting. At the University of Constance Psychology is considered one of the natural sciences so that probably makes a difference in how it approaches different topics compared to other universities where Psychology belongs to social sciences.

tiny point of view
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Professional academic environment, sometimes inexperienced lecturer.

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