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

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.

Two StudyCheck stickers honouring the University of Jena as TOP University and Most Popular University.
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The University of Jena is »TOP University« and winner in the category »Most popular University with more than 15,000 sutdents« on the StudyCheck portal.
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

Head of the study, Prof. Dr Gianni Panagiotou is Professor of Microbiome Dynamics in the "Balance of the Microverse" Cluster of Excellence at the University of Jena.
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Life
Research
Adaptation as a strategy for survival: A new study from Jena University shows how microorganisms deal with environmental changes
Dr Serge Krasnokutski uses a vacuum chamber to investigate the formation of biomolecules in space.
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Research
International research team led by physicists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena observes formation of biomolecules under space conditions
Four brass players in a church.
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Event
University of Jena supports benefit concert for children with cancer on 30 April in the Volkshaus
Construction worker at the building site of the new campus of the University of Jena at Inselplatz.
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Research
The Thüringen-Monitor 2023 sheds light on the Thuringian population's level of satisfaction with democracy in times of the polycrisis and the transformation of the labour market
Prof. Dr Dirk Hoffmeister at the Institute of Pharmacy at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
Life
Research
New study sheds light on the structure and evolution of an enzyme in psychoactive fungi
The new CEEC Jena II and AWZ CEEC Jena research centre building opened today.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry opens second research building and application centre
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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