Founded 1548 as academy by Kurfürst Johann Friedrich von Sachsen, became University 1558. Recognized after German unification, the University is under the jurisdiction of the Thuringian Ministry of Science and Arts.
Accreditation: Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Thuringia
- Academic year: October to September (October-March, April-September)
- Requirements: Secondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent