Spruce tree in a symbiotic community.


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 (University of Jena)

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.



Bust of Friedrich Schiller
Cluster of Excellence & Excellence Strategy
of the Friedrich Schiller University
LIGHT, LIFE, LIBERTY symbolized by a theme image.
Research Profile
LIGHT, LIFE, LIBERTY - Connecting Visions
Cooperation partner FSU
Research Projects
in coordinated programmes
Campus Beutenberg Jena
Academia and other research institutions
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Service and funding
for researchers
Founder and Innovation Day 2018
Knowledge transfer management

Latest Research News

7 Oct 2021
Small molecules with a dual function
How a small RNA and a small protein regulate the metabolism of cholera bacteria and the production of the cholera toxin
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Electron micrograph of a cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae (colourised).
16 Aug 2021
Bacterial toxin blinds algae
Jena research team discovers natural product from soil bacteria that kills algae
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Green algae almost completely lose their colour when the deadly bacteria have been added to them.
29 Jul 2021
Encrypted communication using quantum processors
Physics team of the University of Jena and CiS Forschungsinstitut awarded substantial innovation prize
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Dr Falk Eilenberger (left), Kim Lammers (middle) and Dr Tobias Vogl are part of the winning team.
6 Jul 2021
Funding for 10 new NFDI consortia
The DFG has announced funding for 10 new NFDI consortia.
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6 Jul 2021
Into the third funding phase with a boost for growth
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig to receive additional millions
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The Jena experiment provides important data that are analysed in the iDiv.
22 Jun 2021
Producing hydrogen using less energy
International research team describes complete reaction path for electrocatalytic hydrogen generation
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Prof. Dr Wolfgang Weigand, (l.) and Dr Laith Almazahreh in the lab.
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