Member - Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena

New materials for energy efficient building envelopes and sustainable living, communication, and green chemistry.

Type Academic entity
Founded 1558
Company Size 5000
Member Type
Founders Various
Headquarters 07743 Jena, Germany
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Situated in Jena, Thuringia, the University of Jena is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Its full name is Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, after the poet Friedrich Schiller who served as a professer of philosophy.

It is a full university, though with particular expertise in technological areas related to optics, glass manufacture and biotechnology. In our team at the Otto Schott Institute, young researchers from about twenty nations are presently collaborating on the development of new materials for energy efficient building envelopes and sustainable living, information display, communication, and green chemistry.

With a primary focus on glasses, we strive to translate fundamental insights about the chemistry and the atomic structure of a material into everyday-products. From smart windows and containers to displays, touch panels and optical fiber, we advocate the current societal impact of glass materials.

Headquarters 07743 Jena, Germany

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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