ProExzellenz Initiatives

The ‘ProExzellenz’ program was implemented by the Government of the Federal State of Thuringia in 2008, in order to promote significant initiatives in the fields of research, innovation, young academics and education. The goal of this competitive federal program is to strengthen the current excellent research structures further, to support the competition for “best brains”, to encourage innovation and clustering of scientific institutions, and to promote excellent higher education.

The Graduate School of Excellence ‘JSMC’ was successful within the ‘ProExzellenz’ program with two separate initiatives awarded in 2009 just after the program was launched and two additional ones awarded in 2012 and 2013, respectively.