Since its foundation in 1966, the University of Konstanz has distinguished itself through its top-level research, excellence in teaching and studies, internationality and interdisciplinary collaboration. This visionary founding principle is even embedded in its architecture: the short distances and interlinked buildings of our campus university sustain an environment that facilitates communication, interlinks scientific disciplines and advances a culture of creative collaboration.
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.
The reform principle is also mirrored in the of the University of Konstanz: unique features are the services, standards, and achievements in the areas of : from the university’s own Kinderhaus (childcare centre) to its Code of Practice on Gender Equality, through which the university commits itself to gender equality and family-friendliness in all areas and on all levels.
The university fosters through its alumni association for the putpose of sharing both knowledge and experience and strengthening links to the professional world. also plays an important role: through its support of researchers and their work, our university strengthens transfer between science and society.