OVERVIEW

Established (year): 
1364
Type: 
Public University
Main specialization(s): 
European studies
Medicine
Science and technology
Students (total): 
37.52 thousand
Academic staff: 
4.64 thousand

PROFILE - SHORT DESCRIPTION

 

Science and research

The Jagiellonian University is chiefly a research institution. According to the international databases Web of Science and Elsevier Scopus, its researchers are the most prolific in Poland, publishing the most academic papers. The extraordinary quality of research is reflected in the Jagiellonian University’s position as the only Polish and Eastern European higher education institution in Reuter’s Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities ranking. 

The Jagiellonian University has excellent world-class research centres: Małopolska Center of Biotechnology, Solaris Synchrotron, The Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics, CITTRU, OMICRON, Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Life Science Park. The current position of the JU is also reflected in the growing number of patent applications and the growing number of patents granted to its academic staff members.

International collaboration

The Jagiellonian University is involved in various international cooperation activities, including research and educational projects, faculty and student exchange within bilateral agreements, Erasmus+ and SYLFF, summer schools, networks, innovation and technology transfer as well as different scholarship schemes.

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Małopolskie
Area Programme Level Mode of studies Unit Language Contact
Technological sciences Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science EN advanced.materials@uj.edu.pl more
Science Advanced spectroscopy in chemistry Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Chemistry EN master-ASC@univ-lille1.fr more
Social sciences Business and Finance Management Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Management and Social Communication EN bfm@uj.edu.pl more
Humanities Comparative Heritage Studies Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Polish Studies EN cash@uj.edu.pl more
Medical, health and sport sciences Doctor of Dental Surgery program in English Long cycle Master's Programme (9-12 semesters) full-time programme Faculty of Medicine EN smeoffice@cm-uj.krakow.pl more
Medical, health and sport sciences Drug Discovery and Development Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Pharmacy EN farmacja@cm-uj.krakow.pl more
Science Earth Sciences in a Changing World Bachelor Programme full-time programme Faculty of Geography and Geology EN studia.ing@uj.edu.pl more
Biological sciences Ecology and evolution Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Biology EN admission.inos@uj.edu.pl more
Biological sciences Environmental Protection and Management Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Biology EN admission.inos@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences Erasmus Mundus International Master in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Master's Programme full-time programme Centre for European Studies EN MAprogramme@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in European Politics and Society (EPS): Vaclav Havel Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN eps@fsv.cuni.cz more
Social sciences European Studies Master's Programme full-time programme Centre for European Studies EN MAprogramme@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences European studies Bachelor Programme full-time programme Centre for European Studies EN BAprogramme@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences European Studies – Law and Politics Master's Programme full-time programme Centre for European Studies EN MAprogramme@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences Global and Development Studies Bachelor Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN glad@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies / EU Studies Master's Programme full-time programme Centre for European Studies EN MAprogramme@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences Intellectual Property and New Technologies Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Law and Administration EN ip@uj.edu.pl more
Humanities International Masters in Economy, State and Society Master's Programme full-time programme Centre for European Studies EN MAprogramme@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences International Relations and Area Studies Bachelor Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN iras@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences International Relations: Europe from Visegrad Perspective Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN v4@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences International Security and Development Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN isad@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences Korean Studies Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN sekretariat-orient@uj.edu.pl more
Medical, health and sport sciences Medical Doctor program in English Long cycle Master's Programme (9-12 semesters) full-time programme Faculty of Medicine EN smeoffice@cm-uj.krakow.pl more
Biological sciences Molecular Biotechnology Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology EN mol.biotech@uj.edu.pl more
Social sciences TransAtlantic Studies Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN transatlantic@uj.edu.pl more

Jagiellonian University in Kraków's news

Prof. Jacek Popiel becomes new Rector of the Jagiellonian University

On 1 September 2020 Professor Jacek Popiel, until recently the JU Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Finance Management, assumed office of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University. He took over the position from Prof. Wojciech Nowak, who led the oldest Polish University from 2012 to 2020. JU Vice-Rectors and Deans for the term 2020-2024 also took office during the ceremony at JU Collegium Maius. Prof. Jacek Popiel is the 306th Rector of the Jagiellonian University. On 12 May...

Researchers from Kraków and Gdańsk working on COVID-19 vaccine

Scientists from the Jagiellonian University, University of Gdańsk and Medical University of Gdańsk have joined forces to develop a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19. Its protective effect is supposed to result from the stimulation of T cells of the vaccinated person to destroy cells infected by the virus. The research is funded by the Foundation for Polish Science within the framework of the EU Smart Growth Operational Programme. The research is conducted by Dr hab...

Jagiellonian University announced one of two Polish universities in ARWU Top 500

On 15 August, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has published the latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), commonly known as the Shanghai Ranking. According to the publication, there are only eight Polish universities in the first thousand positions, with only the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University making it into the first five hundred. While in this year’s edition the Jagiellonian University’s rank dropped to 401–500 (specific positions...

Jagiellonian University will accommodate the first refugee researcher in Poland

The Institute of Culture Villa Decius and the Jagiellonian University have signed an agreement within the framework of the international programme Scholars at Risk to accommodate the first refugee researcher in Poland. The document was signed by the director of Villa Decius Dr hab. Dominika Kasprowicz, Prof. UJ and Rector’s Proxy for Internationalisation Prof. Piotr Laidler. The meeting was also attended by the director of the Department of Culture and Heritage of the City of Kraków...

Jagiellonian University ranked first in Poland by Perspektywy foundation

The Jagiellonian University topped the Polish higher education institutions ranking by the Perspektywy Education Foundation “Perspektywy 2020”. The second and third place were taken by the University of Warsaw and Warsaw University of Technology, respectively. The certificates were officially presented at a gala in Warsaw on 17 July. The ranking is based on seven criteria: prestige (12 percent), research potential (15 percent), research effectiveness (28 percent), teaching and...

President of Lithuania awards two JU professors

On Lithuanian Statehood Day, 6 July 2020, the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda presented state decorations to people with significant contributions to the country. Two Jagiellonian University professors, Tadeusz Bujnicki and Jacek Purchla, have been presented with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merits to Lithuania. Prof. Taduesz Bujnicki was born in Vilnius. In 1955, he graduated in Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University. He earned his PhD in 1964 under the...

Silver 'Plus ratio quam vis' medal for the French Consul General

On Tuesday, 7 July, the French Consul General Frédéric de Touchet has been awarded with a silver 'Plus ratio quam vis' medal by JU Rector prof. Wojciech Nowak for his contributions to the Polish-French relationship. The most important University award was presented to the Consul General in Collegium Maius. The event was attended by the University's Vice-Rectors and Deans, representatives of the diplomatic corps, local government as well as artists, researchers and educators....

Jagiellonian University tops Polish law faculties ranking

For the seventh consecutive year, the Faculty of Law and Administration took first place in the ranking of law faculties at public higher education institutions in Poland by the Rzeczpospolita daily. The oldest Polish university extended its advantage over its main rivals: the University of Warsaw and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, which ranked second and third, respectively. As in previous years, the position in the ranking was determined by such criteria as...

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