Am 30. Juli ist Tag der Freundschaft. Im Interview erklärt der Persönlichkeitspsychologe Prof. Dr. Franz J. Neyer, was Freundschaften sind, welche Transformationen sie durchlaufen und wie Freundschaften zwischen Ländern, Städten und Universitäten aussehen können. Herr… Read More »"Friendships are Based on Voluntariness"
Olena Nosovska is 24 years old. She comes from Ukraine, from a village near Kyiv. After completing her Master’s degree in Chemistry, she is now doing her doctorate at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. She came to study in Jena in the 2018/19 winter semester. Part of her family has now fled Ukraine and come to Jena. Read More »"The war will leave its mark on people’s minds"
Diana Tarasova is studying German as a foreign language at the University of Jena. She came to Jena in September 2021. We talked to her about the situation in her home country, Ukraine. Read More »"The whole day was like a nightmare for me"
Andriiana Raikova is Ukrainian. She comes from a small town in the south-east of the country and has been studying German as a foreign language at the University of Jena since the 2020/2021 winter semester. We talked to her about how she experienced the outbreak of war in her home country. Read More »"At the beginning, my life was really turned upside down."
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