The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Founded in 1558, it is now the largest university in Thuringia and shapes Jena’s character as a forward-looking and open-minded city. It attracts students and researchers from all over the world. Tolerant cooperation and the exchange of scientific ideas across (subject) boundaries are firmly anchored in the University’s self-image. The University of Jena works closely with non-university research institutions and research-oriented companies and is an essential economic and innovation factor for the state of Thuringia and beyond.