Bust of Schiller at University Main Building.


Bust of Schiller at University Main Building.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper/Universität Jena

Our mission

  • Laser show at the summer festival of the University of Jena
    Image: Jürgen Scheere (University of Jena)
    Mission Statement What does the University of Jena stand for? What values do we want to live by? What gives us orientation for the future? Answers to these questions are provided by the mission statement, which was developed in a participatory process and adopted by the University Senate in February 2021.
  • View of Ernst-Abbe-Platz in Jena from above.
    Image: Christoph Worsch
    Strategic Development In order to continue the successful development of the Friedrich Schiller University in research and teaching, a strategy process was set up. In the process, strategy papers on the core topics of research, teaching and young academics as well as on other topics have been created or are being created.
  • Collegium Jenense, founding site of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.
    Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
    History On 2 February 1558, the Hohe Schule, founded ten years earlier, was ceremonially opened as a university with imperial privilege. Today, the Friedrich Schiller University can look back on more than 460 years of history.
  • hands holding a tablet covered by glowing wave graphics
    Image: Adobe Stock
    Facts and Figures How many students are currently enrolled at Friedrich Schiller University Jena? How many people does the University, one of Thuringia's largest employers, provide with work? The statistics provide an insight.

Our topics

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