• The latest department
    newsletter No. 32 is released

    The department newsletter No. 32 has been published! The department looks back on half a year of innovations as well as farewells. ChatGPT raises many questions about the handling of AI at the university. The department dedicated itself to diversity in teaching. Furthermore, we look back on a successful Constance Methods Excellence Workshop and Prof. Dr. Christian Breunig reports on his year at Stanford University. In addition to the digital version already available on the website, the print version will be published soon.

    You can download the newsletter here.

  • Hochschulpartnerschaften der Universität Konstanz auf einer Karte
    Hochschulpartnerschaften der Universität Konstanz auf einer Karte

    Excellent evaluation of Department in Shanghai Global Ranking 2022
    Political Science ranked #2 in Germany and #42 worldwide

    Academic Ranking of Worls Universities (Shanghai Ranking) 2022:  The department is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. Second best German department, and number 42 worldwide.

  • Politics and Public Administration - Our Mission - Our Research

    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.

Current news



Prof. Florian Kunze was interviewed by SWR Aktuell about the beliefs of young employees

In a survey, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Hochrhein-Bodensee found out that for young people leisure time plays a major role in their lives while professional career is rather less important for many. Prof. Florian Kunze puts these results into context in SWR Aktuell and notes that older generations would also emphasise the importance of work-life balance in current surveys. You can find the entire article in German here.

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