Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Jena, Germany
The Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, founded in 1558, with its 21,000 students distributed over ten different faculties leaves its mark on the image of the town. Students of either the university or the university of applied sciences make one quarter of the inhabitants of Jena.

About

History

The Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, founded in 1558, with its 21,000 students distributed over ten different faculties leaves its mark on the image of the town.

Education

Students of either the university or the university of applied sciences make one quarter of the inhabitants of Jena. So, it is all right to say: There is no university in Jena, Jena is a university! Approximately 340 professors and 6,400 members of staff work at university and university hospital, the latter of which keeps developing into one of the most modern hospitals in Germany.

Research

Innovative Materials and TechnologiesThis focus has been a hallmark of top-level research at FSU Jena ever since the times of Zeiss, Abbe and Schott. Work in the realm of materials development and its applications and the investigation of the structure and properties of new substances is conducted across the disciplines and schools, concen­trating in Physics and Chemistry. Biology and Medical Science are involved via innovative basic and applied research in the area of biomaterials. The cooperation with non-university institutes and partners in the industry is exemplary in this respect. Most of FSU's patents are in this field.

Career

Career and further education

  • further education for employed, senior citizens, companies, as well as for all members of staff
  • job market of Jena University
  • start-up service of the Department of Research and Science Transfer
  • careers service of the Student Counselling Service
  • support for PhD students of all subjects at the Graduate Academy
  • events and lectures mentioned in the calendar of events are open to our alumni

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Friedrich Schiller University Jena!

Services

Student services

Central Advice Service

  • The Central Advice Service provides information and advice for prospective and current students of all subjects. The staff help you make decisions and take actions in your studies and they also support you with all other kinds of problems that may occur during your time at university. Advice service is free, optional and even anonymous, if needed.

Housing services

Due to housing shortage in Jena we advise you to look for a room/flat as soon as possible and to also consider moving to one of the surrounding cities (for example Weimar or Erfurt). You can find information about the various possibilities to rent a room/flat on the University's webpage (in German.)The Studentenwerk Thüringen offers rooms in student dorms and apartments for students and can be highly recommended to guest students.

Student Life

Campus life

Jena is a modern student and high-tech city. Jena brings urban density in connection with a high quality of life. The citys dazzling intellectual past, its multiplicity of cultural and historical treasures, its young and vibrant culture scene, international flair, dynamic economic structures, its high carat science scene, modern architecture and green surroundings mix together to create a unique city portrait.Jena a city in between history an high-tech.

The Global Study Awards

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