Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Friedrich Schiller University Jena is a public research university located in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. The university was established in 1558 and is counted among the 20 oldest universities in Germany. It is affiliated with 6 Nobel Prize winners, most recently in 2000 when Jena graduate Herbert Kroemer won the Nobel Prize for physics. It was renamed after the poet Friedrich Schiller who was teaching as professor of philosophy when Jena attracted some of the most influential minds at the turn of the 19th century. With Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, G. W. F. Hegel, F. W. J. Schelling and Friedrich von Schlegel on its teaching staff, the university has been at the centre of the emergence of German idealism and early Romanticism.

Jena University Hospital

It is the only institution of its kind in Thuringia and can look back on a history of more than 200 years. The University’s tradition as a medical school is yet older. Ever since the foundation of the University 450 years ago, the School of Medicine has been training and educating doctors-to-be. Today, the University Hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 is the biggest employer in the region. Its 25 clinical centers and 27 institutes provide care for 250,000 in- and outpatients per year, as well as teaching for 2,200 students of medicine and dentistry. At the Jena University Hospital, scientists and physicians from more than 25 nations work both in the field of fundamental biomedical research and in patient-related clinical research.

Julius Maximilian University Würzburg

The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (also referred to as the University of Würzburg, in German Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) is a public research university in Würzburg, Germany. The University of Würzburg is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Germany having been founded in 1402. The University initially had a brief foundation and was closed in 1415, until it was permanently reopened in 1582 under the initiative of Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn. Today, the University is named for Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn and Maximilian Joseph.

University Hospital of Würzburg

The University Hospital of Würzburg consists of 19 clinics with policlinics and three autonomous policlinics as well as four clinical institutes. Furthermore there are six vocational schools incorporated. We take care of about 52,000 stationary and about 200,000 ambulant patients per annum (2010).

In addition the University Hospital takes part in lots of clinical centers in which the interdisciplinary cooperation takes center stage. Amongst others for example the Comprehensive Cancer Center Mainfranken, the Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine and the Comprehensive Heart Failure Center are at our patients disposal.

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Jena

IPHT researches the scientific basics of photonic processes and systems of the highest sensitivity, efficiency, and resolution. In keeping with its “Photonics for Life” motto, IPHT develops custom solutions to problems in the fields of medicine and the life and environmental sciences that are based on this research. Following IPHT’s principle “From Ideas to Instruments,” IPHT implements the insights gained from their research into processes, instrumental concepts, and sometimes even into laboratory prototypes in order to sustainably contribute to the benefit of patients and consumers.