• MA studies in Konstanz? An excellent plan!

    The application process for the master's programmes at the Department of Politics and Public Administration has started. Apply by the 30th of April for the MSc-programmes Political Economy and Social and Economic Data Analysis (SEDS) - and by the 15th of May for the MA in Politics and Publiuc Administration.

  • Politics and Public Administration - Our Mission

     The Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz is one of the largest social science departments in Germany. We are recognized for excellent research and teaching in four areas of expertise: (i) democracy and public policy, (ii) international studies (iii) management and public administration, as well as (iv) data and methods. We place our students in top positions in academia, and the public, private and non-profit sectors – in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

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    Karsten Donnay's research on 'fake news' has become part of the WIN-college of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften


    In this interdisciplinary research project, w the researchers plan to devise (semi-)automated methods to identify specific forms of media bias, and systematically analyze how these biases influence news readers.

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    Excellence Funding for the Cluster “The Politics of Inequality” 2019-2026: Great Success for the Department’s Researchers

    The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) announced that the research concept entitled “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies” will receive substantial financial support during the years 2019 and 2026. The Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies” investigates the links between inequality and political processes. At the epicentre of the project lies the analysis of the cycle comprising the perception of political inequality, political mobilization and policy-making.




Call for Papers "Analyzing Strategic Interactions in Political Decision-Making"

The ECPR Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice is pleased to announce the 2019 conference on Analyzing Strategic Interactions in Political Decision-making. The conference will take place at CIES-IUL in Lisbon, Portugal from 09 to 11 May 2019. We seek both empirical and theoretical papers which analyze strategic interactions in political decision-making.

Further announcements


Brown Bag Meeting: Income inequality and subjective wellbeing in advanced economies

Speaker: Dr. Nihan Toprakkiran/ Dr. Rusen Yasar

12.00 - 13.15
D 351

CPPE: JOINT EVENT of CPPE & ISSS Violence, Generosity and Politics: Evidence from the Syrian Crisis

Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Hartman (University College London)

11.45 - 13.00
Y 311

International Studies: Two Logics of International Parliamentary Activity

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Malang (University of Konstanz)

11.45 - 13.00
Y 311

Further dates