University for senior citizens

Lectures for curious people in their “third age”
Test on biomechanic
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

Initiated by the former President of the University, Klaus Dicke, this programme with its easy-to-understand presentations is tailored to our senior citizens. The University offers 45-minute lectures once a month on topics ranging from the humanities to social and natural sciences. During the lectures, attendees are encouraged to ask questions when needed.

All presentations are open to the public and take place in the University Main Building at Fürstengraben 1, Jena. You can participate without prior registration for free. The programme is determined by the programme board which meets once a year to identify exciting topics.

The board currently comprises (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Dahmen

Prof. Dr Klaus Dicke

Dr Jürgen Hendrich

Prof. Dr Johanna Hübscher

Prof. Dr Peter Kischka

Prof. Dr Gerhard Lingelbach

apl. Prof. Dr Karl-Heinz Lotze

apl. Prof. Dr Eva Schmitt-Rodermund

Prof. Dr Gerd Wechsung.

Current programme 2019/2020 [PDF 106KB].


As a participant of the senior programme, you are not enrolled at the University and are thus not entitled to the insurance cover in case of accident within the facilities of the University.

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