Department of Politics and Public Administration - An Overview

Find here information about the Department, our researchers and staff, our administrative bodies, current events and projects.


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.

The Department

Who teaches, researches and works in the Department? What is an exam committee (Prüfungsausschuss)? What is the study commission (Studienkommission) responsible for? Who is available to assist you within the department administration? What does the student council (Fachschaft) of the Department do? What do department alumni do? Find out more about the heads of the Department here.

Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality"

In 2019, the cluster of excellence  "The Politics of Inequality" was created at the University of Konstanz, financed by the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal Government and the Laender. Many researchers and staff members of the cluster also work at the Department of Politics and Public Administration.