Jena, the “City of Light”, is a university city in central Germany on the river Saale. With a population of 103,000 including 25.000 students, it is the second largest city in the federal state of Thuringia. Jena is more than 800 years old and combines century-old buildings with modern structures. The city's economy diversifies into bioinformatics, biotechnology, software and photonics leading to a fast growing region with many internationally renowned research institutes and companies. Jena’s environment is outstanding. The hills surrounding the town allow fantastic views and the Saale River flows along old castles and vineyards. The Friedrich Schiller University of Jena comprises 10 faculties, which conduct high-end research and cooperate with renowned research institutions such as Max Planck Institutes and Leibniz Institutes in Jena and around the world. More than 200 study programs are offered including several English taught programs. The university hosts more than 2300 international students from more than 100 countries.
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