Jena’s academic and intellectual development

Since the university, the Alma Mater Jenensis, was founded in 1558, Jena has been one of the most famous places to study in Germany.

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(Foto: Toma Babovic)
Thanks to its close connection to the nearby seat of the duchy, Weimar, and support from the poet and minister Goethe, at the end of the 18th century, the city on the Saale enjoyed a Classicist period, in which Jena became the most important intellectual centre in Germany.


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Friedrich Schiller University Jena
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Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2
07745 Jena
tel.: +49 (0) 3641 2050

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Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
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