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 projects

Currently, a sustainability strategy for the University of Jena is being developed in a participatory process. Here you can find all information about the process.

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
Senate Hall of the University of Jena
Committee for the development of projects and strategies


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Habitat diversity can mitigate effects of climate change on insects
The movements of this beetle (Carabus coriaceus) have been tracked with the help of a RFID tag.
Image: Stefan Bernhardt/iDiv
· Life
Chancellor, Minister of State, and Prime Ministers acknowledge the success of international biodiversity research in Central Germany
Scientists of iDiv use the Leipzig Canopy Crane to investigate the hidden habitat in the treetops.
Image: Steffen Schellhorn
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


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