Excellence Cluster Balance of the Microverse Jena
With 'Balance of the Microverse' the University is successfully contributing to Germany’s Excellence Strategy.
Excellence Cluster Balance of the Microverse Jena
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Friedrich Schiller University Jena...

...is a long-standing and research-oriented university offering a broad range of subjects. Its cutting-edge research focuses on three profile areas: Light – Life – Liberty. The University also boasts a dense collaborative network including external research institutions, research-driven companies, and renown cultural institutions. With almost 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the University significantly shapes the character of Jena as a cosmopolitan and forward-thinking city.

The claim »weltoffenes Thüringen« stands as a colourful logo against a blue sky.
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Following the approval of the Senate the University of Jena has joined the »Initiative Weltoffenes Thüringen« (»Initiative Open-Minded Thuringia«). The decentralized, networked initiative aims to send out a signal that many people, institutions, associations and companies in the state stand for a democratic, diverse, cosmopolitan, and open-minded Thuringia.

Latest News

Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
Awards and Personnel
Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel elected as a new Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Gianni Panagiotou with a graphic showing the composition of the patient's microbiome in the study.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
Resistant starch supports weight loss
Two injection vials for treatment with Testosterone and Estrogen hormones.
Image: Adobe.Stock.com – angellodeco
Studies on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria are scarce and often have methodological flaws
Models suggest that the Atlantic Cod may have a high risk of extinction as water temperatures increase.
Image: Wilhelm Thomas Fiege, CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons
Extinctions could result as fish change foraging behaviour in response to rising temperatures
Dr Purushottam Poudel took part in developing a photo-tunable polymer meta surface.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
Interdisciplinary Research Team from the University of Jena Develops Meta-Surface that Can Be Switched with Light
The Louisiana crawfish (Procambarus clarkii), which is native to Mexico and the United States.
Image: B. Meritz, CC BY-SA 2.0
A new analysis shows that while many biotic communities are becoming more similar through time, an almost equal number are becoming more distinct
The Israeli flag, right, flies next to the German flag.
Statement from the President
Our university is shocked by the armed attack on Israel.
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