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Friedrich Schiller University Jena... 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.

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Prof Dr Volker Deckert in his laboratory at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Jena. He is leading the ambitious project together with colleagues from the University of Ulm and the ITB in Bingen.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
The Carl Zeiss Foundation is funding a project with 750,000 euros in the "CZS Wildcard" programme
Immanuel Kant. Drawing by Antje Herzog 2023
Illustration: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Knowledge Transfer and Innovation
Philosophy project is part of an exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle and opens up "critical perspectives"
Walking alone. Around 20 per cent of adult Germans are living alone.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
University psychologists examine the benefits and risks of living alone in midlife
The founding team of Polytives GmbH (from left): Oliver Eckardt, Viktoria Rothleitner and Prof Dr Felix Schacher.
Image: Susann Nürnberger
Awards and Personnel
Knowledge Transfer and Innovation
Polytives GmbH, a spin-off from the University of Jena, took second place in this year's Lothar Späth Award
(from left): Prof Dr Jens Limpert, Dr Jan Rothhardt, Prof Dr Thomas Pertsch, Dr Ramona Eberhardt (Fraunhofer IOF, laudator) and Prof Dr Peter Zipfel (Chairman of the Beutenberg Campus e. V.)
Image: Ira Winkler
Awards and Personnel
Beutenberg Campus Jena e. V. Science Award goes to team from University and Leibniz-HKI
The hornbeam is transported to the small inner courtyard of the main university building with the help of a crane.
Image: Stephan Laudien/Universität Jena
Tree planting to redesign the small inner courtyard in Jena's main university building
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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