Botanical Garden of the University of Jena


Find all information about the 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 significantly shapes the character of the city of Jena. The university recognizes the resulting social responsibility and aims to fulfill it by engaging in the sustainable development of the city and 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

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In a participatory process, a sustainability strategy for the University of Jena is currently being developed. We would like to thank all university members who engaged in the participation formats and contributed their ideas and experiences.
Two notebooks and people working on them.
Classes on ecology, sustainability and environmental protection
A sign marks an experimental area in a tall green grassy meadow.
Projects on issues of environmental and climate protection
Ears of green oats on green background
Information on conscious nutrition at the University of Jena
The modern building for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. Surrounded by trees in lush green.
Measures for energy management and climate-friendly construction
The PEFC logo for sustainable forestry. It was photographed through a magnifying glass.
Sustainable standards in procurement
Bicycle stand in the colors of the rainbow
Offers for environmentally friendly mobility at the University

Who's involved ?

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


University President Walter Rosenthal reacts to the "gender dispense" of the Thuringian state parliament
Gender equality also in language remains the university's goal.
Image: Anne Günther & Jens Meyer/Universität Jena
Ecologist Prof. Holger Schielzeth receives teaching award from the University of Jena for exercise on evolutionary biology
Ecologist Prof. Dr Holger Schielzeth receives one of the 2022 teaching awards.
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
The ADFC Jena sells low-priced bikes
Bicycle stand in the colors of the rainbow
Image: twarezak/pixabay


Christmas arrangement
16:00 · Konferenz
We cordially invite everyone who is interested
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.


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