Botanical Garden of the University of Jena


Find all information about 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.

Students working in groups
Sustainable Project Checks - Apply now!
The sustainable project checks enable all students and student initiatives to implement their own projects at the university. Applications are possible until 15 Dec 2023.

Fields of action of the University of Jena

Two notebooks and people working on them.
Courses on the topic of sustainability
A sign marks an experimental area in a tall green grassy meadow.
An outline of research projects on sustainability
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.
Sustainability aspects in the university's daily operations
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
Central coordination unit for sustainability at the university
Students working in groups
Here you can find student initiatives to participate
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Committee for the development of projects and strategies


Light pollution at night is disturbing above- and belowground ecosystems with implications for ecosystem stability and human well-being
Modern societies rely heavily on artificial light at night, but this convenience comes at a cost not only to people's health but also to ecosystems.
Image: Jürgen Scheere (University of Jena)
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Reforestation projects are supported by using the search engine Ecosia at the university
Logo of the search engine Ecosia
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Data published on social media platforms can improve knowledge about species distribution and inform conservation planning
Nature photographers worldwide are sharing their biodiversity observations on social media – a huge potential also for biodiversity research.
Image: Sultan Ahmed


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