The University of Jena, also known as Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, is a public higher education institution founded in 1558 by John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony. It is located in Jena, Germany. The university is affiliated with the Coimbra Group and the European University Association.
The University of Jena is accredited under the Thuringian Higher Education Act and operates in the industries of education, higher education, and as a university. It is an instance of an organization as well as an educational institute.