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Increase in perceived inequa­lity in work life

The interim results of an international survey on work life during the coronavirus pandemic with participation of the University of Konstanzʼs Experimental Psychology and Internet Science (iScience) research group suggest an increase in perceived inequality.

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“There’s no such thing as ‘one Africa’”

On 28 April 2020, the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration published its latest report, which focuses on migration from Africa. In an interview, Claudia Diehl and Daniel Thym, the Konstanz members of the Expert Council, comment on specific aspects of the report. You can read the full interview on, the online magazine of the University of Konstanz.

What happens to equal access to education?

Interview with on the topic of home schooling and reopening schools: Konstanz education researcher, Professor Axinja Hachfeld, says that we risk setbacks in equal access to education and gender equality. In an interview with, she criticizes the federal government’s current decision to reopen schools, citing a lack of planability for educational institutions as well as a lack of long-term policy regarding the social consequences.

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Inequality and the coronavirus

Doesn’t the coronavirus pandemic make us all equal? Where will society stand after the crisis? What can the welfare state do, and will the population’s trust remain unchanged? Professor Marius R. Busemeyer, inequality researcher at the University of Konstanz, answers these questions in an interview.

Conspiracy theories in conjunction with Covid-19.

Interview with expert Andreas Jungherr in text and video form: What role do disinformation and misinformation as well as conspiracy theories play in our dealings with the virus? How dangerous are they and how do they spread via social media? What can science, what can legislation do to counter fake news in times of Covid-19?

The effects of remote work

Organizational researchers at the University of Konstanz study how the way we work is changing as a result of working from home because of the Covid 19 epidemic.

Das Coronavirus und die EU

Welche Rolle hat die Europäische Union (EU) bislang in der Corona-Krise gespielt? Welche Rolle kann sie spielen? Und wie wirkt sich die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus auf die innereuropäischen und internationalen Beziehungen der EU aus?

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