FSU Jena and TU Ilmenau start project on AI education – THInKI

On 01.12.2021, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Ilmenau University of Technology start a 4-year joint project that constitutes an important element in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) competencies in Thuringia. The project – “THInKI – Thüringer Hochschulinitiative für KI im Studium” – is coordinated by the Thuringian Center for Learning Systems […]

By |December 1st, 2021|Education, Projects|0 Comments

ELLIS Unit Jena unites expertise in AI

The Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) and the Institute of Data Science of the German Aerospace Center (DLR IDW) will jointly become part of the excellence network “European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems” (ELLIS), which brings together diverse theoretical and applied aspects of artificial intelligence.

In the ELLIS […]

By |November 15th, 2021|Members, Projects|0 Comments

Two new members joined the MSCJ!

We gladly announce that Dr. Jason Goetz an Dr. Sheeba Samuel joined the MSCJ! Welcome on board!

As a researcher in Geographic Information Science, Dr. Jason Goetz is constantly learning and developing new approaches and analytic tools to meet the needs of challenging spatial problems. His areas of expertise include 3D mapping and feature monitoring using […]

By |November 3rd, 2021|Members|0 Comments

International GIS Day 2021

November 17, 2021, 14:00 – 18:00, Großer Rosensaal (Fürstengraben 27) & via Zoom

Also this year, the GIScience Group of the Institute of Geography will participate in the International GIS Day. In a hybrid event, there will be presentations on the application of GIS/geodata in research and practice addressing the overall topic of […]

By |October 25th, 2021|Events|0 Comments

Data Literacy Jena certificate program starting

In the winter semester 2021/2022, the first stage of the DaLiJe (Data Literacy Jena) certificate program will start at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. As part of the certificate program, students from all disciplines will have the opportunity to acquire skills in dealing with data, from general basics to subject-specific methods. No special previous knowledge is […]

By |October 15th, 2021|Education|0 Comments

2 Open Positions at zedif

Application Deadline: 30.04.2021

There are two vacancies at the Competence Center Digital Research (zedif). The positions will complement existing expertise in High Performance Computing (HPC) as well as add the topic of Data Exploration and Visualization to the existing expertise at the zedif. Alternatively, an addition from other subject areas matching the location and the tasks […]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Job posting|0 Comments

Head of Competence Center Digital Research and RDM Expert started

On March 15, 2021, the head of the Competence Center Digital Research, Dr. Frank Löffler, took up his work. The RDM Expert, Dr. Christian Knüpfer, will start on April 1, 2021. The administration of the Competence Center will be taken over by Jennifer Wagner. The positions for two further experts will be advertised during the […]

By |March 29th, 2021|News, Projects|0 Comments

TKFDM sponsors 2nd “FAIRest Dataset” Award

For the second time, the Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management (TKFDM) is sponsoring the “FAIRest Dataset” Award, this year with the motto: “FAIR data – Rewarding future you!”Deadline for handing in a dataset is April 30, 2021.

The TKFDM awards a prize money of up to 2,000 Euro to the […]

By |March 26th, 2021|Grants, News|0 Comments

J.-Prof. Dr. Kai Lawonn awardee of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

MSCJ member J.-Prof. Dr. Kai Lawonn has been awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize.


The prize, awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is the top award for early career investigators in Germany. It serves to recognize outstanding work as well as acting as an incentive […]

By |March 11th, 2021|Grants, Members|0 Comments

Dr. Olaf Schneider joined MSCJ

We are glad to announce that Dr. Olaf Schneider, the director of the University Computing Center, joined MSCJ. Welcome on board!

Since December 2019, Dr. Olaf Schneider is director of the University Computing Center of Friedrich Schiller University Jena. At the same time, this also makes him one of two board members of the IT Center […]

By |February 2nd, 2021|Members|0 Comments