PROFILE - SHORT DESCRIPTION
The history of The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow began simultaneously with the history of the oldest Polish university – the Jagiellonian University. The history of our University has been marked by three great figures: St. Jadwiga the Queen, who founded the Faculty of Theology; St. John Paul II, who looked after its survival and established the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Krakow on its foundations; and Pope Benedict XVI, who transformed PAT into the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow.
Studying in Krakow creates a unique opportunity for young people to come into contact with culture and science in one of the most beautiful European cities. It gives students a chance for both intellectual and spiritual development. At our six faculties you can study the following courses: archiving and documentation management and infobrokerage, journalism and social communication, philosophy, history, history of art, church music, family studies, cultural heritage protection, pedagogy, social work, canon law, theology, tourism and heritage management.
We offer various post-graduate courses, doctoral degrees in theology, history and philosophy as well as programmes for the licentiate and doctorate in canon law. We are constantly building new contacts, also within the Erasmus+ programme.