University of Jena Information
The University of Jena is a public university located in Jena, a city in Central Germany. It is one of country’s oldest universities and is recognized for its excellence in research. The university’s official name is Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and is colloquially known as Uni Jena. The University of Jena ranking is joint 24th in Germany, and 432nd to 507th in the world. Similarly rated German colleges include University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and University of Konstanz.
The establishment of a university in Jena was first conceptualized in 1547 by John Frederick, Elector of Saxony, while he was a prisoner of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. His concept was realized by his three sons who were granted a charter by emperor Ferdinand I, who became the Holy Roman Emperor in 1558. On February 2 of that year, the University was established. The university was founded in order to have a venue for the expression of new religious opinions, which were popular during the 16th century. Its reputation reached new heights during the 15th century when its teaching staff was composed of some of the most notable people at the time including Friedrich Schiller, Friedrich von Schlegel, Friedrich Schelling, G. W. F. Hegel and Gottlieb Fichte. The university was renamed Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 1934 in honor of writer Friedrich Schiller who was instrumental in popularizing the university throughout Germany.
The University of Jena distributes its courses through its ten faculties: Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Chemical and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy and School of Medicine.
It has numerous research facilities, with a number of these being in collaboration with private corporations. The university prioritizes research in the areas of Optics, Photonics and Photonic Technologies, Innovative Materials and Technologies, Dynamics of Complex Biological Systems, Laboratory of the Enlightenment and Individuals and Social Change.
Throughout the University of Jena’s history, it has produced countless individuals who were given recognition in their chosen fields. Some of its notable alumni include philosopher Karl Marx, astronomer Eva Ahnert-Rohlf, writer Johann Bachstrom, inventor Hans Berger, archaeologist Georg Friedrich Creuzer, linguist Hugo Schuchardt and mathematician Gottfried Leibniz.
University of Jena Address
The University of Jena is located at Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3 Jena 07743 , Thuringia, Germany
University of Jena Rankings and Quick Facts
Full name: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
|Ranking – Times 400 (UK)||
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
305 to 402
|European Rank (Jiaotong)||
124 to 172
University of Jena Facts
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European University Association, Coimbra Group