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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Region: 
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

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...

JU MC scientists working on a drug to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome

The research project headed by Prof. Marcin Majka and Prof. Wojciech Szczeklik from the Jagiellonian University Medical College (JU MC) has received positive recommendation from the Medical Research Agency (a Polish governmental body) as part of the efforts to quickly develop medical measures to prevent, diagnose and treat coronavirus infections. The JU MC scientists will conduct phase I and II non-commercial clinical trials on patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS...

National Science Centre to fund JU research into cybersecurity

The National Science Centre (NCN) has published the results of the IdeaLab call for interdisciplinary ground-breaking research projects to be carried out by Polish researchers in collaboration with researchers from countries of the European Economic Area. Within its framework, a 1.3 million euro grant was awarded to a cybersecurity research project led by Dr Jan Jakub Piasecki from the JU Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Philosophy and Bioethics. The project, entitled...

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