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Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze has been named one of the 40 leading HR minds by personalmagazin!

Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze was awarded as one of the 40 leading HR heads by the personalmagazin! The departement congratulates him to this success cordially! It is a great confirmation for Prof. Kunze and his whole team at the Future of Work Lab Konstanz. The award shows the importance of the influential research on digitalization, demography and diversity in the world of work. More information about the award can be found here.

Visit of students from Argentina!

For five days in June 2023 a group of students from the Universidad Católica de Cuyo, from San Juan in Argentina will stay at the department. This stay is part of a visit to three German universities and is sponsored by the DAAD. The visit is coordinated by Dr. Franco Bastias, from the AG Busemeyer.

Congratulations to all our graduates of the department!

On 6th of May 2023, the Department of Politics and Public Administration celebrated its successful graduates and said goodbye to them in a wonderful graduation ceremony. Our head of department Prof. Dr. Kunze looked back on the time of study and praised the graduates. Afterwards the certificates were awarded and the best theses were presented. We congratulate all our graduates and wish them all the best for the future.

Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer was interviewed in the newspaper "Die Zeit" on the results of the Inequality Barometer.

Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer was interviewed in the weekly newspaper "Die Zeit" about the results of the Inequality Barometer by Marius R. Busemeyer, Nanna Lauritz Schönhage, Sharon Baute, Luna Bellani and Guido Schwerdt of the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality". He explains that most people count themselves as middle class although they do not belong to it and why this could be dangerous. He also mentions that rich people underestimate how well off they are. You can find the…

Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer was asked in the newspaper "Der Spiegel" how a basic income should look like to gain majority support!

The idea of a basic income in Germany was the topic of the last federal election campaign and is very controversial among the public and the parties. Prof. Marius Busemeyer comments in the newspaper "Der Spiegel" on the findings of the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" on what a basic income capable of achieving a majority would have to look like, how high it would be and who is particularly in favor of it. The entire article in German can be found in here.