• IstKon 2019 has started!

    The third edition of the IstKon exchange programme takes place between the 11th and the 19th of May 2019 in Konstanz. This year's topic are the "Global Challenges to Democracy". Since 2017, the student association of the department maintains cooperation links with students of the International Relations Club at Marmara University in Istanbul.

  • Professor Anke Hoeffler receives prestigious Alexander von Humboldt award

    The Alexander von Humboldt-Chair is one of the most prestigious research awards in Germany. It comprises a research grant of 5 million Euro and aims to attract internationally renowned researchers to come to work in Germany.  Prof. Dr. Anke Hoeffler, who worked at the Univeristy of Oxford, is, since March, professor in Konstanz and leads the research group of development politics.

    Watch here the video of the Alexander von Humboldt-foundation about the winner.

  • 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.

  • Picture taken from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/en/fake-fake-news-media-laptop-1903774/

    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.




Anke Hoeffler awarded Alexander von Humboldt-Chair

Prof. Dr. Anke Hoeffler receives prestigious award in Berlin, by the Federal minister of research, Anja Karliczek, and the president of the Humboldt-foundation, Hans-Christian Pape, together with eight other researchers.

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


Cluster-Colloquium: Upward Income Mobility and Legislator Support for Education Policies

Speaker: Luna Bellani

17.00 - 18.30
Y 213

Brown Bag Meeting: One speech, many emotions? Using facial cues to measure emotional reactions

Speaker: Theresa Küntzler

12.00 - 13.15
D 351

Linguistic Networks in Digital and Computational Humanities

Speaker: Alexander Mehler

17.15 - 18.30

Further dates