About the organisation
Since its foundation in 1966, the University of Konstanz has distinguished itself through its top-level research, excellence in teaching and studies, internationality and interdisciplinary collaboration. The University of Konstanz is comprised of thirteen departments that are divided into three faculties: the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Politics - Law - Economics. According to its original foundation as a reform university, the University of Konstanz does not have institutes or chairs. At the international level, the University of Konstanz advances select and sustainable partnerships with over 70 research-focused universities in order to promote scientific collaboration and student exchange.
The University of Konstanz carries out research at the highest international level. Since our university’s founding in 1966, one of our major strengths has continued to be our ability to unlock potential by bringing researchers with mutual interests and research agendas together, irrespective of their disciplinary backgrounds.
Role and function in the project
The University of Konstanz leads the project as a coordinator. Its main responsibilities are to coordinate activities within Work Packages (WP), to ensure the achievement of set objectives, to support the effective functioning of the project teams of the partners, to provide consultations concerning project documentation, usage of software, organization of workshops, staff trainings and round tables, and to administer the financial issues. The University of Konstanz is also in constant communication with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. It has a contractual obligation to develop and maintain the project website at least during the lifetime of the project. Apart from these tasks, the University of Konstanz is a work package leader of the following WPs:
- WP Development: Elaboration and implementation of partnership-based governance (PBG)
- WP Development: Content input from European partners on PBG
- WP Quality plan: Quality assurance of the project
- WP Management: Coordination and management of the project
The scientific input, which is expected from the University of Konstanz, lies in the sphere of educational governance and policy, provision of informational support and feedback on the implementation of mechanisms of partnership-based governance.