University of Konstanz

The University of Konstanz (German: Universität Konstanz) is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1966, and the main campus on the Gießberg was opened in 1972. As one of nine German Excellence Universities today University of Konstanz is counted among Germany's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. The University, situated on the shore of Lake Constance just four kilometers from the border with Switzerland, is consistently ranked among the top 200 Universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (194th, as of 2011) . Over 10,000 students from close to 100 countries are enrolled at the university, while over 130 links to European partner universities and numerous exchange programmes facilitate global networking. All in all students can choose from more than 100 degree programs. It is particularly well known for its political science and law departments as well as for its mathematics, computer science, biology and psychology programmes. The sports programme at Konstanz University is among the best nationwide.

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The limits of friction

Friction is created when two surfaces slide one on top of the other. Since this consumes additional energy, this so-called sliding friction is considered an irksome yet inevitable aspect of dynamic processes. However, to ...

dateMar 29, 2018 in Condensed Matter
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A material with promising properties

Researchers at the University of Konstanz have developed a method for synthesising Europium (II) oxide nanoparticles, a ferromagnetic semiconductor that is relevant for data storage and data transport

dateNov 22, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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'Left-handed' fish and asymmetrical brains

To humans, being right-handed or left-handed plays an important role. The majority of people are right-handed, while only about 3 percent of people innately use both hands equally well. Preferring one side of the body over ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Ecology
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Cellular transport routes

Unlike many other organisms, plants can't simply run away from environmental conditions that change for the worse. Nonetheless, plants have the ability to react to environmental effects. These reactions are initially subtle, ...

dateAug 10, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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