Fichtenbäumchen in symbiontischer Lebensgemeinschaft mit einem Pilz.


LIGHT, LIFE, LIBERTY : Friedrich Schiller University Jena pools its top research and culture of interdisciplinary study within these three profile lines.
Spruce tree in a symbiotic community.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper/FSU

Research with strong partners

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena pools its research into three main themes in the focal research areas of Light, Life, Liberty. The strong third-party funding availability at FSU Jena is based on an outstanding foundation of individual research and coordinated research projects and networks, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the European Union (EU) , to name just a few.

The university enganges as a partner to non-university research centres, research-driven companies and well-known cultural institutions on both a regional and national basis. In cooperation with the universities in Leipzig and Halle-Wittenberg, the University of Jena is committed to promoting the long-term development of Central Germany as a centre for innovative academia. In addition, Friedrich Schiller University Jena actively supports close and long-term networking with top international universities and outstanding scientists.



Titelbild Exzellenzcluster Balance of the Microverse Jena
Cluster of Excellence
Balance of the Microverse
LIGHT, LIFE, LIBERTY symbolisiert durch ein Themenbild.
Research Profile
LIGHT, LIFE, LIBERTY - Connecting Visions
Kooperationspartner der FSU
Research Projects
in coordinated programmes
Campus Beutenberg Jena
Academia and other research institutions
hölzerne Buchstaben
Service and funding
for researchers
Jena in der Dämmerung
Knowledge transfer management

Latest Research News

15 May 2020
Controlling cells with light
A research team from Jena, Munich and New York develops an active substance that controls an important component of the ...
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Der neue Wirkstoff namens Optojasp wird erst aktiv, wenn violettes Licht darauf fällt.
29 Apr 2020
Major Depression: Early Prognosis for Ketamine Therapy
Jena University Hospital coordinates a European research network that aims at establishing therapeutic biomarkers for ...
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Prof. Dr. Martin Walter (r.) und Dr. Florian Götting messen die Hirn-Netzwerkaktivität im MRT.
28 Apr 2020 · Light
Black holes have no hair
International research team verifies the validity of the "No Hair" theorem by actual observations
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Künstlerische Darstellung des Zentrums von OJ 287, in dem sich zwei Schwarze Löcher umkreisen.
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