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
Dove of peace against a yellow-blue background.
Support for Ukraine
University of Jena on the war in Ukraine and the support of students and staff affected by the war
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