Friedrich Schiller University

Friedrich Schiller University's main building
The JSMC office at Neugasse 23
Inner courtyard of the Institutes of Microbiology, Pharmacy, and Zoology

Friedrich Schiller University is one of Germany's most dynamic and, with an enrolment of 18,200 (winter semester 2016/17), fastest growing universities. More than 1.000 scientists and technical staff work on research projects financed by outside sponsors.

The Friedrich Schiller University sees itself as a European research university with a strong culture of inter- and transdisciplinary set in a dynamically developing, innovation-rich, and economically sucessful high-tech region. The University closely cooperation with other universities, non-university research institutes, regional industry, and also with top-ranking cultural institutions. These partnerships include a broad range of current research topics.

The profile line triad "Light, Life, Liberty" reflects the continuing combination of tradtion and future development.

  • Light - Optics and Photonics; Innovative Materials; Energy Storage
  • Life - Microbiology and Infection Research; Biodiversity and Bio-Geo-Interactions; Ageing Research
  • Liberty - Social Change; Enlightment and Romanticism; Eastern Europe and Contemporary History

JSMC is an integral element of the profile line "LIFE".