University of Konstanz


University of Konstanz

Infobox University
name=University of Konstanz
native_name=Konstantz_logo.png
latin_name=
established=1966
type=Public
staff=
rector=Gerhart von Graevenitz
faculty=
students=less than 10,000
city=Konstanz
country=Germany
campus=
affiliations=
website= [http://www.uni-konstanz.de/ www.uni-konstanz.de/]

The University of Konstanz ( _de. Universität Konstanz) is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1966, and the main campus on the Gießberg was opened in 1972. It is located about 3 km from the center of the city, easily accessible by foot, bike, and the thorough public bus system of the city.

History

With the University of Konstanz, the prototype of a modern and compact campus university was built.

In 1965 the founding committee of the university developed the concept of a reform university with new forms of study and teaching, a central administration and central facilities for technology, computers and language training. New forms of self-administration replaced traditional university structures. This new spirit found its expression in the establishment of a central, free-access library.

In 1966 the university began its work in a wing of the Inselhotel, formerly a Dominican monastery.

The beginning was makeshift - in the middle of Sonnenbuhl on the edge of the town quarter Petershausen on the right side of the Rhine, with a handful of professors and a few dozen students. Starting in 1967, today's campus was developed through individual construction projects on the hill known as the Gießberg. Until today, the university has continued to be structurally altered and expanded.

From the start, the university was planned as a place of life and learning, in which the new forms of research and teaching should be reflected in the architectural style. Dense construction, short paths, the absence of large auditoriums in exchange for a large number of seminar rooms, as well as the variety of work, traffic, and quiet areas, are all part of the architectural concept. In addition, there was the idea of creating lasting "Kunst am Bau" (structural art) accents, so that the building of a desolate concrete landscape could be avoided in an effective manner.

In 2007, the university reached the last round of the so called "Exzellenzinitiative" together with seven other German universities. The future concept is founded by this initiative.

Organization

These are the 3 faculties into which the university is divided:

* Faculty of Sciences
* Faculty of Humanities
* Faculty of Law, Economics and Politics

ee also

* List of colleges and universities
* Konstanz

External links

* [http://www.uni-konstanz.de University of Konstanz Website] de icon en icon


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