Cluster News at a Glance

Contributions by our researchers and PIs, reports on public Cluster activities, and Cluster-related news items

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Cluster members visiting the "Challenging Inequalities" Summer Academy in Essen

From July 20th to July 23rd, seven postdoctoral and doctoral researchers from the Politics of Inequality Cluster of Excellence gathered in Essen with members of the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Institut für Sozioökonomie, SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence, and several other external guests, for the “Challenging Inequalities” Summer Academy. Here you can read the participant's report.

Meet the Cluster Community: Theodoros Marinis

This week, get to know Prof. Dr. Theodoros Marinis! He is a professor at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz and PI in the cluster project "Students' Perceptions of Inequality and Fairness (PerFair)". Learn more about his work here!

What an employee referral is worth

An employee referral programme introduced in an experiment involving Konstanz economist Professor Nick Zubanov reduces staff turnover by 15%. The most plausible reason: workers like being involved in the hiring process

Dr. Susanne Garritzmann Honored for Excellent Dissertation

Dr. Susanne Garritzmann was honored by the American Political Science Association APSA with the "Best Dissertation Award" in the section "Education Politics and Policy". She received the award for her dissertation "Education Systems and Political Inequality: How Educational Institutions Shape Turnout Gaps," which she submitted in 2021 to the University of Konstanz.

APSA Best Book Award for Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer

The book "A Loud but Noisy Signal? Public Opinion and Education Reform in Western Europe," by Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer, Prof. Dr. Julian L. Garritzmann, and Dr. Erik Neimanns, is the honored recipient of APSA's Education Politics and Policy Best Book Award.

Our Activities 2021

The cluster has published our Progress Report of the last year. This can now be viewed online.

Large contribution to sustainability goals

In the THE Impact Ranking 2022, the University of Konstanz again placed among the top 100 worldwide in two categories assessing the social impact of universities on sustainability. In Germany, Konstanz shared the top overall rating with the Freie Universität Berlin.