You find us in the middle of Europe: Jena is situated in Thuringia, the "Green Heart" of Germany. The traditional old university town is a well-known center of high technology and, moreover, it is situated in a unique, charming landscape. About 100,000 people, among them 25,000 students, live here.
It was founded on 1st October 1991 as one of the first institutions of higher education of its kind in the newly founded federal states of Germany. Short periods of studying and a practical orientation complement the education at traditional universities and technical universities perfectly well. Currently, the eight departments of the Jena University of Applied Sciences offer a lot of Bachelor and Master programmes.
In the interest of a scientifically profound and practically oriented education, the university cooperates with universities in Europe and beyond. There is also an intensive cooperation with the industry: world-famous companies like Zeiss, Jenoptik, Siemens, Bosch, and the industrial research institutions in Jena represent modern technology, up-to-date management and scientific innovation.
The Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena) offers a wide variety of study courses
in eight departments covering engineering sciences, business administration and social sciences.
At present, 4,861 students are enrolled at the EAH Jena, 1,221 of them in the first semester; the number includes 361 foreign students. The teaching staff comprises 131 professors, three assistant professors and 17 teachers for special tasks. The EAH's total staff of 442 further includes 97 people engaged in various projects, 192 in administration and services, and two apprentices.
On over 26,000 m² of floor space, the EAH Jena boasts more than 124 extremely well equipped specialized laboratories and rooms for practical courses, seven modern lecture halls and 52 seminar rooms. The teaching rooms, labs and offices are accommodated in five campus buildings of considerable architectural interest.
The campus further comprises a hall of residence for 320 students, a recently refurbished canteen and a multi-storey car park for 330 cars.
The buildings are characterized by clear architectural lines, with facades featuring a lot of glass to let in a high level of daylight – qualities that contribute to an optimum learning atmosphere.