Research in Jena

Internationally Renowned Science Location

With a focus on optics and photonics as well as health and the life sciences, the approximately 4,500 scientists in Jena contribute to the further development of society and work on the solution of relevant issues of the future.

The city is home to the traditional Friedrich Schiller University and the practice-oriented Ernst Abbe University. Most of Jena's twelve research institutes are located at the Beutenberg. The "LIGHT LIFE LIBERTY" profile line of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the slogan "where life sciences meets physics" of the Beutenberg Campus sum up the focus on of interdisciplinary research in Jena.

In Jena, particular attention is paid to technology and research transfer. As an innovation driver and nucleus for start-ups, Jena supports the marketable development of research results and new technologies with a broad spectrum of consulting services.

Areas of research focus in Jena. © JenaWirtschaft


Research Location Jena

Higher Education Institutions

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

The traditional Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena) is one of the most important educational and research institutions in Germany. It is a sought-after cooperation partner for business and also home to an excellence graduate school. In 2018, the university was granted funding for one Cluster of Excellence.

Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena

The application-oriented college cooperates closely with numerous companies and over 100 research and educational institutions. Of particular interest to these partners is the Ernst Abbe Hochschule`s orientation towards the increasingly complex requirements of the high-tech industry.

University Hospital Jena

Medical care at the highest level, biomedical basic research and patient-related clinical research are offered by the University Hospital Jena.