Biology laboratory at the University of Jena

Academic career

Equal opportunities and diversity in academia
Biology laboratory at the University of Jena
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)


Rowena Morse plaque: "... was the first woman who completed her doctorate at Faculty of Arts at Jena University in 1904"
Female doctoral canditates and postdocs at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena can apply for the Rowena Morse Mentoring Programme by 13 August 2023! For interested applicants an information event will be held in an online format on June 8, 2023, 16:00-17:30 pm.

Gender equality

Doctoral hat made by a research team, with colourful molecule balls on springs.
Promoting gender equality in the doctoral phase
Two male researchers and a female researcher at a large device in a physics lab
Gender equality on the home stretch to a professorship
Index finger resting on a cube with the gender diversity symbol
Information for LGBTIQ* people


Mother and toddler on a bench in a park—the mother is reading, the toddler is playing with a mortarboard
Balancing academic career and care work
Female student in wheelchair speaks in seminar group
Inclusion, preventive health, and counselling services
Globe is thrown into the air
Welcome and support services for international mobility
Person working on notebook—search fields symbolizing questions
Information for pioneers in academia

Graduate programmes relevant to diversity

Doctoral students standing in front of the ‘Zur Rosen’ building, home to Jena's Graduate Academy
at Friedrich Schiller University Jena