The Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, founded in 1558, with its 21,000 students distributed over ten different faculties leaves its mark on the image of the town. Students of either the university or the university of applied sciences make one quarter of the inhabitants of Jena. So, it is all right to say: There is no university in Jena, Jena is a university! Approximately 340 professors and 6,400 members of staff work at university and university hospital, the latter of which keeps developing into one of the most modern hospitals in Germany.
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena is a research organisation in Jena. The organisational unit FSU Jena - Servicezentrum für Forschung und Transfer (SFT) is providing technology transfer services for this research organisation.