House for young researchers

The House for Young Researchers "Zur Rosen" is the central point of contact for young researchers at Friedrich Schiller University. Here, doctoral candidates and postdocs will find service, consulting, and training opportunities - all under one roof.

The house "Zur Rosen" is home to the Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs, to the office of the Graduate Academy, event and meeting rooms and a cafeteria of the Studierendenwerk. With the establishment of this centrally located and prestigious house the Friedrich-Schiller-University illustrates the value it gives to the support, training and networking of doctoral candidates and postdocs.

Stiftung Mercator, which is one of Germany's largest foundations for better educational opportunities in schools and universities, supports the expansion and improvement of the work of the Graduate Academy for Young Scientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena with a five-year funding.

How to reach us

Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Anlaufstelle_klAt the Welcome and Service Desk, assistance and advice are offered to all doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Jena.

You can find us on the ground floor in the House for Young Researchers, Johnannisstraße 13 (vis-à-vis to the cafeteria).

Doctoral candidates, those interested in a doctorate and postdocs receive information, assistance and advice concerning i.a. the following topics:

  • First steps to the doctorate
  • Registration and admission as a doctoral candidate
  • Enrolment
  • Information on the funding of a doctorate
  • Advice possibilities
  • Information about proof reading service
  • Information concerning the offers of the Graduate Academy e.g. the qualification programme or events
  • Transfer to the proper contact person at FSU and beyond that

Any further questions? In case you would like a more detailed or a confidential consultation, we would be happy to arrange an individual appointment. Please contact us!

Telephone: +49 (0) 3641 9401333
E-Mail: (PGP, Certificate)

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday: 9.00-13.00 h
Tuesday, Thursday: 9.00-16.00 h

Please note: Due to the corona pandemic, personal advice in the Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs is only possible during limited opening hours: From Monday to Thursday from 10.00h to 12.00h. For entering the Welcome and Service Desk, a mouth-nose cover is required. It can be taken off while sitting at the information desk. A maximum of two persons may enter the Welcome and Service Desk at the same time.

You can also send us your requests via e-mail (). If you want to hand in documents, e.g. for enrolment, please send it via post (Johannisstr. 13, 07743 Jena) or use the mailbox behind the big front door.

Unfortunately, the Welcome and Service Desk is not wheelchair-accessible and not barrier-free. That's why we also offer you consultation meetings outside the office. Feel encouraged to contact us for an appointment.

Cafeteria Zur Rosen

Cafeteria_klCafeteria Zur Rosen, run by the Studierendenwerk Thüringen, is located on the ground floor of the House for Young Researchers. After the building's restoration between 2008 and 2011, a small restaurant was constructed in these rooms. It is one of the oldest student restaurants in Germany: for almost 450 years, these rooms have been used for student gastronomy. Additional information on the history of the building Zur Rosen is available here.

The modern Cafeteria Zur Rosen is open from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. In the main dining area, there is room for 40 guests and in the cellar, there is room for 28 additional guests. In the summer, 40 more guests can be served on the terrace.

Historic Wooden Parlor

Bohlenstube_klOn the first floor of the House for Young Researchers Zur Rosen, there is a historic wooden parlor. This parlor from the year 1430 is one of the oldest rooms in Jena. During the restoration of the building between 2008 and 2011, the parlor could almost completely be restored to its original state. Additional information on the history of the building Zur Rosen is available here.

The historic parlor can be used by young researchers in Jena as a meeting room for 10 to 14 people.



There is a multi-purpose auditorium on the first floor of the House for Young Researchers Zur Rosen. Originally, there was a large wooden parlor in this room, but during restoration, only one side of it could be retained. Beginning in 1955, there was a restaurant for professors in this room, the "Professors' Casino". Additional information on the history of the building Zur Rosen can be found here.

Today, the auditorium can be used for events for doctoral candidates, such as lectures and workshops. There is room for up to 80 people, and the room is equipped with a laptop, projector, flip chart, bulletin boards, and standing desk.

For the booking of the "Auditorium", please contact Jana Neumann.


Offices of the Graduate Academy


The offices of the Graduate Academy and of the German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training (GUAT) are located on the second floor and top floor. The UniWiND Coordination Office for Advanced Graduate Information (UniKoN) is located there as well.

Until the restoration of the building, these rooms were originally apartments for professors. Between 2008 and 2011, these rooms were reconstructed to their original state as much as was possible and were turned into office spaces. Additional information on the history of the House Zur Rosen can be found here.