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New vice rector team

University of Konstanz Senate elects new vice rectors for the period until 2027.

Pessimism and political trends

In the current edition of the "Cicero Podcast Wissenschaft", Marius R. Busemeyer, speaker of the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality", spoke about the effects of the subjective perception of inequality on the political preferences of citizens and what is problematic about it.

New Year's Reception 2024

On 16 January, the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" welcomed the new year with a variety of programme items. The highlight of the New Year's reception was the presentation of the first In_equality Early Career Research Awards to outstanding early career researchers at the Cluster.

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Report on the quality of teacher training

On 8 December 2023, the "Ständige Wissenschaftliche Kommission" (SWK) of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs presented its new report "Lehrkräftegewinnung und Lehrkräftebildung für einen hochwertigen Unterricht" (Teacher recruitment and teacher training for high-quality teaching). Claudia Diehl, co-speaker of the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality", is a member of the SWK and contributed to the report.

Three work spaces

"Technostress" and the role of the welfare state

What role does the welfare state play in how "technostress" affects health and social inequality? Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz conclude: Higher income as well as social welfare measures help reduce the stress people perceive from everyday interactions with technology.

Am I rich?

Marius R. Busemeyer as an expert on "Duo Informale", the video podcast from Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR).

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Integration@Work study

For young people with a migration background, German and mathematics skills are key factors for the successful completion of vocational training: These are the findings of a study by the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" at the University of Konstanz on the integration of young immigrants in the German vocational training system and labour market.

New Publication

Employees’ perceptions of co-workers’ internal promotion penalties: the role of gender, parenthood and part-time.