University of Jena
Region: Western Europe
Country/Region: Germany
Found Year: 1548
Address: Fürstengraben 1
Introduction

Founded in 1558, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Once the centre of German philosophical thought, it has become a broad-based, research-intensive institution with a global reach and a thriving international community of more than 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 110 countries worldwide. With its partners in high-tech industry and top-level non-university research institutions, the University builds a strong network of regional, national and global cooperation and forms the centre of an internationally recognized, vibrant, and productive scientific and economic region in Central Germany. The University of Jena pools its interdisciplinary research into three focal research areas: Light, Life, and Liberty. - Jena’s research in optics and photonics within the focal research area Light is among the world's leading research sites. Light also comprises material and energy research combining these with cutting-edge research in bioscience and medicine. - The focal research area Life includes excellent basic and applied research in microbiology and biodiversity, with a strong emphasis on microbial communication processes and ecosystem research. Life also examines infection, inflammation, and ageing. - The focal research area Liberty combines humanities research on the Enlightenment and idealism, on romanticism, contemporary history, and social change. The University also has a long history of excellence in learning and teaching. It has been rated as one Germany’s best universities for the education and the support it provides to students from all backgrounds. This support has helped them become some of the much sought-after experts in a wide range of disciplines: in theology, law, economics and business administration, arts, social and behavioural sciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, chemistry and earth sciences, biological sciences, and in medicine.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
201-300
2017
301-400
2018
301-400
2019
401-500
2020
401-500
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Ecology
76-100
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
151-200
Chemistry
201-300
Geography
201-300
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
201-300
Biological Sciences
201-300
Human Biological Sciences
201-300
Agricultural Sciences
201-300
Key Statistics
18219
Total Enrollment
1709(9.4%)
International Students
/
Undergraduate Enrollment
367
International Students
/
Graduate Enrollment
1342
International Students