Established (year): 
Public University
Main specialization(s): 
Art and design
Health science
Students (total): 
15.60 thousand
Academic staff: 
1.50 thousand


The Jan Kochanowski University (JKU) in Kielce is the only university in the Holy Cross region, and one of the twenty universities in Poland.
It provides a workplace for 1,479 persons, including 897 academic teachers, 222 of whom have the title of professor or a postdoctoral degree, and 445 persons have a doctoral degree. The university has the right to confer doctoral degrees in 11 disciplines and a postdoctoral degree in 2 disciplines.
Higher education is provided for 14,316 students, 228 doctoral students. The educational offer includes 37 fields of study in first-cycle programmes and 23 fields of study in second-cycle programmes, doctoral programmes in 9 fields of study and the right to confer doctoral degrees in 11 fields of studies.
Since 2006, the University has been methodically expanding and updating its research and teaching facilities by making efficient use of European Union’s structural funds. For example, over PLN 300 million has been used to expand the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Centre for Arts Education within the structures of the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Foreign Language Centre at the Faculty of Humanities, the Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship of the Faculty of Management and Administration, and the Main Library.
All scientific research programmes conducted at the University become also an encouragement for companies and research centers leading to broad scientific cooperation.