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
Jena in the twilight
Knowledge transfer management

Latest Research News

27 May 2021
Face to face
People remember faces better from personal meetings than through still or moving media images
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Model of a human brain, in the background a test person wearing an EEG electrode cap.
26 May 2021
In support of a democratic culture
Scientists at University of Jena sponsor prize for research on right-wing radicalism
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The University of Jena honours theses and research projects on the topic of right-wing radicalism.
25 May 2021
Water connects surface and subsurface habitats
Collaborative Research Centre “AquaDiva” granted funding for third phase worth 11 million euros by German Research Foundation
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Groundwater sampling in the "Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory"
25 May 2021
Focus on life-threatening fungal infections
Collaborative Research Center granted DFG funding for a further four years.
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Felicia Adelina Stanford is investigating the pathogenic properties of fungi in the SFB/TR FungiNet.
25 May 2021
Sending active substances to where they are needed
Collaborative Research Centre “PolyTarget” receives German Research Foundation funding for second phase worth close to 15 ...
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A chemist in the SFB Polytarget uses a pipette to introduce cell samples into a microtitre plate.
19 Apr 2021
New Exoplanet discovered orbiting young Sun-like star
Astronomers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Chile, the USA and Germany have imaged the newly discovered exoplanet “YSES 2b” ...
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ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located at 2,500 metres in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
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