University and student interest
450 years university tradition
For 450 years, Jena has been a student city. Unlike 1989 when the student population was only about 5,000, today, some 20,000 have definite impact on the appearance of the city. It is not just the student tradition that makes Friedrich Schiller University Jena
and the University of Applied Siences Jena
the universities of choice, but the high regard in which the practice-orientated courses are held.
City of research networks
Jena is a city of networks. In large scale, there are many links with research institutions, industry, with politics and other municipal authorities. Jena was operating public-private partnerships 100 years ago between science and industry. The university has developed a network of links working with around 250 universities and research institutions worldwide.
Ready for the future
The universities are well prepared in looking to the future. This is true, not only in terms of our range of new and beautifully restored buildings and our dynamic education and research environment, but in our international outlook and pro-family atmosphere. Jena believes this will best allow our students to develop. We want to attract the 'best brains' and enable them to fulfil their potential here.