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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

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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.

IRSPM Award for Steffen Eckhard and Laurin Friedrich

For their paper “Exploring the Communicative Features of Public Service Encounters: How Administrative Language Affects Citizen Perseptions”, Steffen Eckhard and Laurin Friedrich have received the IRSPM award for best conference paper 2022.

Commitment to active data and software management in large research alliances

The cluster is a co-signatory of the "Commitment to active data and software management in large research alliances". With this commitment, several Excellence Clusters and SFBs in Germany are sending a signal that they recognize the importance of Research Data Management and that they are taking measures to address this importance.

Impfpflicht: Was Widerstand und Akzeptanz bewegt

Studie der Universität Konstanz und des Santa Fe Institute: Die Einführung einer Impfpflicht könnte den Widerstand verhärten, aber dennoch notwendig sein. Vertrauen in den Staat und in den Impfstoff ist zentral für die Impfbereitschaft und die Akzeptanz einer Impfpflicht.