Women into Academia!

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!

Family gatherings as hotspot

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

Viruses in nature: contagious, destructive, and yet still useful

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

“The corona crisis is the epitome of a transboundary crisis”

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”

"We Can Quit the Rat Race"

The accelerating society has shut itself down: Shops have closed, air and car traffic has been significantly reduced, companies and service providers have shut down their activities, and all within a few weeks. But after the Corona crisis, where do we go next? Read More »"We Can Quit the Rat Race"