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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 and Public Diplomacy Master's Programme full-time programme Faculty of International and Political Studies EN isad@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
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. Jan Potempa awarded the honorary doctorate of the University of Amsterdam

On 8 January 2020, the honorary doctorate of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) was awarded to Prof. Jan Potempa, the internationally distinguished biochemist and microbiologist from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology., in recognition of his ground-breaking research into the ability of oral bacteria to break down the blood-brain barrier and their role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. The honorary doctorate was awarded during an online...

Two JU researchers announced the most active in Poland in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme

The Regional Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU in Kraków has announced the awards for the most active participants of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. In this year’s edition, the awards were given to two members of the JU academic staff, Dr hab. Michał Németh and Dr hab. Tomasz Żuradzki. Additionally, the Jagiellonian University has been named the most active university in the Małopolskie and Podkarpackie voivodeships for coordinating seven projects as well...

Clinical Research Award for JU scientists

The American Academy of Periodontology bestowed the Clinical Research Award on Prof. Jan Potempa and his research team members Dr Małgorzata Benedyk-Machaczka and Dr. hab. Piotr Mydel from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology. The scientists were awarded for their pioneering research with clinical relevance and direct application to the practice of periodontics. The Clinical Research Award is presented for the publication of the...

3 JU projects to receive funding from the Polish-French “Polonium” programme

The results of this year’s edition of the Polish-French Hubert Curien “Polonium” Partnership Programme, aimed at supporting the mobility of collaborating research teams, have been published. Out of a total of 20 winning projects, 3 have been co-authored by the Jagiellonian University researchers. In Poland, the programme is run by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, whereas in France it is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Higher...

Scientists from Kraków and Aachen to make new developments in proton therapy

Dr Aleksandra Wrońska from the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science will receive funding within the framework of the Bilateral exchange of researchers between Poland and Germany programme financed by the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). Her project, entitled SiFi-CC: A novel type of Compton camera for online monitoring of proton therapy, will be realised in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University. The programme provides support for joint...

JU researcher wins a prestigious ERC grant

Dr Sebastian Glatt from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) of the Jagiellonian University has received the ERC Consolidator Grant worth almost 2 million euro. His research will contribute to the better understanding of molecular mechanisms behind the fundamental processes of high clinical relevance, which shape and control the functioning of cellular protein in all living organisms. Since 2008, the European Research Council (ERC) has been awarding grants for ground-...

Distinguished professor from China to conduct research at the Jagiellonian University

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) has announced the results of the first edition of the NAWA Chair programme. As part of the programme, the Jagiellonian University will be visited by Prof. Emilian Kavalski from China, who is going to run the project “Promoting Order in the Period of Turbulence”, together with Dr hab. Marcin Grabowski from the JU Faculty of International and Political Studies. The research will be carried out at the JU Centre for International...

The European Union will provide funds for JU research

The Jagiellonian University will receive over 107 million zlotys (~24 million euro) within the framework of the Intelligent Development Operational Programme 2014–2020. The funds will be assigned for the development of the ATOMIN 2.0 project as well as for the creation of the Centre for the Development of Treatment of Civilisation and Age Related Diseases (CDT-CARD). Intelligent Development Operational Programme is an act ratified by the Polish government on 8 January 2014...

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