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 Bachelor Programme full-time programme Centre for European Studies EN BAprogramme@uj.edu.pl 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 – 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

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...

JU to receive new funds for COVID-19-related research

The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the results of the evaluation of grant applications for research related to COVID-19 pandemic submitted by the beneficiaries of the ongoing projects funded within the framework of the Smart Growth Operational Programme Measure 4.4. The Jagiellonian Centre for Experimetal Therapeutics (JCET) and the JU Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology will receive additional funds worth over 3 million zlotys. The grant submissions were accepted...

Una Europa: Resilience through internationalisation

'Societies will only recover from the COVID-19 crisis through international collaboration', reads the document signed by the authorities of eight European higher education institutions, members of the Una Europa university alliance. The statement emphasises the role of universities in rebuilding the world after the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular stressing the role of international cooperation. Strong ties and relationships will help us develop immunity and strengthen us for future...

Innovative technology from the Jagiellonian University launched for commercial use

Biocompatible nanocapsules allowing effective delivery of hydrophobic compounds to the body, developed at the Jagiellonian University, will soon be applied in pharmaceutical industry. The University sold the technology to the company CHDE Polska SA two years ago. The first products based on the invention are to become commercially available soon. Biocompatible nanocapsules allowing effective delivery of hydrophobic compounds to the body, developed at the Jagiellonian...

Professor Jacek Popiel elected the 306th Rector of the Jagiellonian University

The incumbent Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Financial Management Prof. Jacek Popiel will become the new Rector of the Jagiellonian University, after 193 out of 227 members of the electoral college voted for him on 12 May 2020. Due to the pandemic, the election took place online. The current Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Wojciech Nowak has led the University for two terms of office, and hence was not eligible for re-election. Prof. Jacek Popiel was the only...

The oldest Polish university celebrates its 656th birthday

12 May 2020 marks the 656th anniversary of the Jagiellonian University foundation by King Casimir the Great. Each year this date is celebrated as the Jagiellonian University Day by the students and staff of the oldest university in Poland, who express their happiness with and pride of the over 650-year-old history of their institution. Unfortunately, this year’s celebrations will be limited due to the risk related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. Yet, the core element...

COVID-19: The number of asymptomatic carriers exceeds estimates

Researchers from the Jagiellonian University, in collaboration with DIAGNOSTYKA medical labs, have carried out a population study in Kraków using the ELISA method in order to determine the prevalence of IgG antibodies characteristic of the SARS-CoV-2 infection. The presence of this particular antibody in the human organism is evidence that a person has already recovered from the illness and may have an increased immunity against it. The study was performed on volunteers that...

JU professor to head the commission for certification of proficiency in Polish

Professor Waldemar Martyniuk from the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University was appointed head of the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language for the term 2020-2024. JU Professor Iwona Jankowska was chosen the secretary of this body. The first meeting of the new commission was held online on May 5. The commission is responsible for the functioning of the system of the certification of proficiency in Polish as a...

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