Published: 29 May 2020, 14:00
Dear students, employees, and members of the University community,
Since the start of the semester, we have been experiencing what is probably the most extraordinary semester ever at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. It started in lockdown, which had the goal to prevent further COVID-19 infections among students and employees of the university and in the city. With great discipline we have all contributed to keep the number of sick people in Jena low.
Despite the fact that first facilities are re-opening under strict conditionshis, we ask you to learn and to work from home whenever possible and, in your personal behaviour, take into account that great efforts are still needed to contain the corona virus. Compliance with the rules of hygiene, especially frequent hand washing, keeping a distance of 1.5 metres and wearing a mouth and nose protector even in the buildings of the university are requirements of the city of Jena, which serve our protection.
Keep checking this information site, the following FAQs, and the University blog regularly, which are updated daily and always take into account new city, state and federal regulations as quickly as possible.
It will be an exceptional semester – let us all contribute to making it a semester full of understanding and respect for each other. Only together can we meet the challenges of this time.
I thank you for your cooperation and wish you a lot of strength and health.
President of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Head of the Crisis Unit
(02 May 2020)
The lecture period of the summer semester runs from 4 May to 17 July. The semester will be held online. Exceptions can be made, provided that the sanitary measures laid down in the University's hygiene regulations [pdf 267KB] are observed.
The winter semester 2020/21 runs from October 1 to March 31, 2021, with the lecture period beginning on November 2, 2020 and ending on February 12, 2021.
Please also visit our blog for the newest developments.