World Children's Day is celebrated on 20 September to draw attention to issues such as child protection and children's rights. We ask Prof Dr Michael Brenner from the Chair of German and European Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Jena... Read More »Children's rights in the Constitution!?
More than half – 55.7 % to be precise – of the students at Friedrich Schiller University Jena are women. In 2019, more women than men completed their studies at the University of Jena (58.4 %) and among doctorates, the proportion of women was 53.5 % in the same year ... Read More »Women into Academia!
On 27 January, the victims of National Socialism are commemorated worldwide. The date also reminds us of the liberation of the concentration camps in Auschwitz. Prof. Jens-Christian Wagner is an expert on commemoration. Read More »In Memory of the Victims of National Socialism
here is great anticipation that vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 could begin in Germany before Christmas, but Dr Petra Dickmann of Jena University Hospital warns against neglecting existing measures to counter the spread of the virus... Read More »The vaccine is not a magic bullet
Wo die Gefahr am größten ist, sich mit dem Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 zu infizieren und wie sich Studierende und Lehrende im Wintersemester am besten schützen – darüber sprechen im Interview Betriebsärztin Dr. Andrea Steiner und Infektionsmediziner… Read More »Family gatherings as hotspot
During the corona pandemic, most people probably see viruses as dangerous pathogens. However, the tiny infectious particles play an important part in very different ecosystems and regulate global cycles. In this interview, bioinformatician Prof. Dr Manja Marz and chemist Prof. Dr Georg Pohnert shed light on the roles of viruses in nature. Read More »Viruses in nature: contagious, destructive, and yet still useful
Since the first Covid-19 cases began to appear in Jena at the beginning of March, Dr Michael Böhme has been recording data on cases of infection published by the city and presenting them graphically. Read More »Dr Michael Böhme Turns Numbers of Covid-19 Cases in Thuringia into Graphics
The corona pandemic is a global threat and major challenge for numerous countries. The political actors therefore don’t stop at their borders on the search for solutions. International organizations take action in order to prevent a further spread of the virus—with the World Health Organization (WHO) leading the way. In this interview, newly appointed Assistant Professor for International Organizations at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Christian Kreuder-Sonnen, talks about why there is a kernel of truth in Donald Trump’s criticism of the WHO, and why the institution is nevertheless indispensable for global crisis management. Read More »“The corona crisis is the epitome of a transboundary crisis”
Philosopher and Hegel expert Klaus Vieweg perceives a misunderstood concept of freedom behind the debate on the restriction of civil rights in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic. He references Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, who was born 250 years ago this year. Read More »Freedom of Choice is More Than Just Picking Options