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)
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
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)
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.
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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

Three students are chatting on their way to the Ernst-Abbe-Platz campus.
What distinguishes teaching at the University of Jena
Young researchers analyse a water sample in front of one of the water basins at the central sewage treatment plant in Jena-Zwätzen.
Supporting all academic career stages
Photograph of people of different ages, cultures, and origins standing in a circle looking down at the camera
Equality and diversity at the University of Jena
A bee searches for nectar on a dandelion flower in Griesbach's garden, with the Jentower in the background.
Information on the sustainability strategy of the University
A wooden wheel with a red heart and veggies
The key facts about health management at the Universit
A robot with a friendly expression looks at the viewer.
The University of Jena on its way to digital leadership