University of Applied Sciences Jena 

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The University of Applied Sciences Jena was founded in 1991, making it one of the first in the new federal states. It has been Thuringia's largest and most active applied sciences research institution for a number of years. Approximately 4,500 young people are presently enrolled at the University of Applied Sciences Jena. The University of Applied Sciences Jena's course offerings are focused on the study of technology, economics, social affairs, and health, and they are distinguished by their high level of application to real-world situations. The institution specifically ensures the latter by participating in various networks, hiring professors from business, and collaborating with multiple partners on projects and research projects, internships, trips, and theses. In addition, multidisciplinary events are held, business games, case studies, and practical lectures are included into the curriculum, and coaching-based support services like Career Service and Founder Service are also available. The University of Applied Sciences Jena collaborates closely with industry and academic partners. Both technologically and socially relevant themes are reflected in the research domains of "precision systems," "technologies and materials," and "health and sustainability." There is also the interdisciplinary field of digitization, where many facets of Industry 4.0 are looked at. The University of Applied Sciences Jena collaborates with several academic institutions and research centers around the world. Thus, it encourages the sharing of ideas and expertise as well as that of students and scientists. The percentage of international students is rising steadily. University of Applied Sciences Jena lecturers occasionally also hold academic positions at colleges and universities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. Cooperation through the ERASMUS+ program of the European Union is one area of emphasis for internationalization. Around 22% of students are from other countries. Some courses include international studies and internships as part of the curriculum.

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