Friedrich Schiller University Jena

World University Rankings 2024
Furstengraben 1, Jena, Thuringia, 07743, Germany

About Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Since its foundation in 1558, the University of Jena has shaped literary epochs, established new fields of research, inspired industries, and survived political assimilation. Today, Friedrich Schiller University attracts students and researchers from all over the world. Students number around 18,000 in total, while over 2.600 students are international, representing more than 100 countries. University of Jena offers support and supervision from the beginning providing an excellent student-staff ratio. Furthermore, the promotion of early-stage researchers is of central importance. Friedrich Schiller University is operating a “House for Young Researchers” which provides a Welcome and Service Desk.

With its 10 faculties, the University of Jena covers the broad academic canon from the natural and life sciences (including human medicine) to the social sciences and humanities. It pools its research areas into three main themes “Light, Life, Liberty” representing the proven strengths of Jena University. “Light” integrates material and energy research combining these with cutting-edge research in optics and photonics. “Life” connects microbiology and biodiversity, as well as research into ageing and sepsis. “Liberty” combines research on enlightenment and romanticism with contemporary research in the social sciences, history, and Eastern Europe.

Additionally, Jena University maintains a dense network of international collaboration with more than 500 partners worldwide and at the same time has contributed to a unique culture of close cooperation regionally with university and non-university research institutions, the University Hospital, and high-tech industry. University of Jena is among the top 10 start-up universities in Germany reflecting its mission of knowledge and technology transfer.

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Key statistics

  • 18.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 16,048
    Number of FTE Students
  • 31%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 14%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Sociology
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Archaeology
  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Law

    • Law