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VCC topped out

New milestone for the Center for Visual Computing of Collectives (VCC): On 10 October 2019, representatives from the University of Konstanz, Vermögen and Bau Baden-Württemberg (Amt Konstanz) as well as the mayor of the City of Konstanz celebrated the traditional roofing ceremony for the new research building ZT (VCC).

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University of Excellence joins Cluster of Excellence in Konstanz

The University of Konstanz will also be funded as a University of Excellence within the context of the new German Excellence Strategy competition--the same program that funded the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour.

ICARUS has been switched on: Testing has started

The animal observation system ICARUS on the International Space Station (ISS) with participation of the University of Konstanz entered its test phase today, 10 July 2019 – opening up major opportunities for global tracking of animal collectives and making important advancements to our understanding of collective sensing and intelligence.

A new era in the behaviou­ral sciences

The research team around Iain Couzin is revolutionizing the study of collectives by using artificial intelligence. The researchers teach computers to see what humans cannot: patterns amid the mind boggling complexity of animal collective behaviour.