University of Konstanz

4.4 out of 5 (175 ratings / 67 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.



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 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 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.


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

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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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601 -200
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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

Schöne Stadt zum Studieren!
Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

Schöne Stadt, hoher Freizeitwert am Bodensee! Man kann jeden Tag schwimmen gehen und die Wege in Konstanz und zur Uni sind kurz. Viele Angebote aber dennoch kein Großstadtfeeling, weil die Stadt dafür einfach zu klein ist. Wer das nicht vermisst ist hier mit Sicherheit an einen der schönsten Studienorte Deutschlands!

Great practical university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Each lab is basically a small enterprise, doing some cutting edge research and implementing inventions, collaborating with industry. Immunology lab tests its anti-inflammatory drug in the second phase, in-vitro toxicology and pharmacology lab developes their own test systems. All professors are very friendly and inflvolved, lectures are extremely interesting.

Studying Psychology in Konstanz
Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is important to know that the courses at the University of Konstanz are focussing on research in psychology; there are seminars / courses about psychotherapie itself (diagnosis, therapy, professional practice), but rather few and mainly accessible for master students.

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