Botanical Garden of the University of Jena


Here you can find all information on sustainable development at the University of Jena
Botanical Garden of the University of Jena
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the University of Jena significantly shapes the character of the city of Jena. The university therefore acknowledges its social responsibility and wants to fulfill it by leading the way in the sustainable development of the city and the region. The Declaration of Principles on Sustainability adopted by the Senate sets goals for the various university areas and serves as the basis for the development of the sustainability strategy for the University of Jena.

Completed and ongoing projects of the Green Office

Tram stop at the campus of the Friedrich Schiller University at Ernst Abbe Platz in Jena
Sustainability on the commute to the University
Currently we are conducting a mobility survey among all university members to identify potential CO2 savings and to create needs-based mobility offers. We appreciate your participation!
Two notebooks and people working on them.
Studying and Teaching
Study programs and selected courses related to sustainability,...
Test tube in which small plants float.
Research and Transfer
Sustainable development, innovation and circular economy are just...
Basket with carrots, onions and tomatoes on gray background
On this page you will find sustainability-related topics from the...
The modern building for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. Surrounded by trees in lush green.
Energy and facility management
Sustainable aspects for the everyday operation of the University of...
The PEFC logo for sustainable forestry. It was photographed through a magnifying glass.
Procurement and finances
Sustainable standards that are taken into account in the...
Tram und bus stop sign of the University of Jena
Mobility and transport
Offers for sustainable mobility for members of the University of Jena

Who's involved ?

Several white and one green chair at a table
Green Office
We are the central coordination point for the sustainability...
Students working in groups
Student organizations
Who is involved?
Senate Hall of the University of Jena
Senate Working Group on Sustainability
Tasks and members of the Sustainability Working Group.


University of Jena creates a new permanent exhibition at Hainich National Park’s canopy walkway
The exhibition is shown in the observation tower of the canopy walkway.
Image: Hydrogeologie/Universität Jena
Invitation to the Mobility Survey of the University of Jena
Tram stop at the campus of the Friedrich Schiller University at Ernst Abbe Platz in Jena
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
Political Psychologist scientist at the University of Jena publishes glossary of terms in open scholarship
Flávio Azevedo aims to use the glossary to help overcome language barriers.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)