Friedrich Schiller University Jena 

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The Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena is a public research university in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. The university was founded in 1558 and is one of Germany's ten oldest universities. It has six Nobel Prize winners, the most recent being Jena graduate. The university was at the epicenter of the emergence of German idealism and early Romanticism at the turn of the nineteenth century. As of 2014, the university had approximately 19,000 students and 375 professors enrolled. Herbert Kroemer, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000. Friedrich Schiller University Jena is committed to research and teaching freedom. It uses science and education to address future social issues. The pursuit of knowledge and the maintenance of good scientific practice are important aspects of university education. This includes everlasting promotion of international collaboration and networking with non-university research institutions. Incorporation of science into everyday business, culture, and society is critical both locally and globally. The "Jena Center - History of the 20th Century" research center was established in 2006. The graduate school "Jena School for Microbial Communication" (JSMC) was founded in 2007 as part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative. As research institutions, the Center for Molecular Biomedicine (CMB) and the interdisciplinary research center Laboratory of the Enlightenment were established in 2008. The "Center of Advanced Research" (ZAF) was established in 2014. Jena University was a founding member of the Halle-Jena-Leipzig-based German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in 2013. It is a German Research Foundation research center (DFG). Friedrich Schiller University is the only university in Germany that has chairs for gravitational theory and Caucasus Studies.

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