JU researchers unveil programmable biological cages
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now all too familiar with the capabilities that nanoscale protein containers (also known as cages) can exhibit. Viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 have a protein shell that encloses their genetic material and plays a key role in protecting it and transporting it between cells.
JU Rector’s letter to the academic community of the Jagiellonian University
In response to the rising tide of COVID-19 cases, JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel has introduced a more restrictive set of measures regarding security and safety at the Jagiellonian University. He lists these measures in his letter to the academic community, which is available for reading in this article.
Using human faeces in agriculture
Can human faeces be used as a fertiliser? Should such a method be considered part of sustainable agriculture. Dr hab. Agnieszka Pajdak Stós from the Institute of Environmental Sciences of the JU Faculty of Biology will shed more light on this issue.
Dr Małgorzata Benedyk-Machaczka awarded in the Small Grant Scheme call
Developing a universal molecular probe for the PD-L1 protein in order to facilitate the diagnostics of various types of cancer is the main aim of the project led by Dr Małgorzata Benedyk-Machaczka from the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology. The research project will be funded within the framework of the Small Grant Scheme by the Polish National Centre for Research Development as part of the Norway Grants.
Una Europa welcomes Leiden University
2022 is off to a good start for Una Europa, as the alliance of leading research universities welcomes a new member from the Netherlands. Leiden University and other Una Europa partners will draw on their collective strengths to shape the future of Europe through innovative education, research, and international exchange.
Jagiellonian University commended for its activities concerning gender equality
The publication Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans, published by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, commends the Jagiellonian University’s Department of Security, Safety and Equal Treatment for actively working towards gender equality within the University.
New ERC grants awarded to JU research projects
JU scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology are among the winners of the prestigious Starting Grant programme of the European Research Council (ERC). The list of this year’s grant recipients, published on 10 January 2022, consists of 397 researchers from 22 European countries, who were selected out of more than 4 thousand applicants.
Three projects from the Jagiellonian University to be funded via the Canaletto call
The aim of the call is to support the mobility of staff working together on joint projects at Polish and Italian universities. On the basis of a recommendation made by a Polish-Italian committee, the director of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange has allocated funding for 15 new projects to be realised in the years 2022–2023.
COVID-19 can jump from animals to humans
Latest research performed with the participation of JU scientists from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Prof. Krzysztof Pyrć and Dr Natalia Mazur-Panasiuk, suggests that COVID-19 might be transmissible from animals to humans. Analyses based on the case of a Polish mink farm employee were published in Clinical Microbiology and Infection.
JU sociologist to receive a grant from the JPI Urban Europe network
The JPI Urban Europe network has awarded funding to 16 new research projects within the EN-UTC Urban Transformation Capacities Call 2021 covering the call topics on urban circular economies, community-based developments and urban innovation ecosystems and robust and resilient urban infrastructure and built environment. One of the awarded research groups will be led by Dr hab. Jolanta Perek-Białas, Prof. UJ from the JU Institute of Sociology.
JU researchers among QuantERA grant winners
Four research teams from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University are among the Polish winners of grants funded by the National Science Centre within the framework of the QuantERA programme for international research projects in the field of quantum technologies.
Raman spectroscopy in endothelial dysfunction diagnostics
A team of researchers from the JU Faculty of Chemistry and the Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) have recently published a paper in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, entitled "Toward Raman subcellular imaging of endothelial dysfunction". The research was funded from the Logic Lab ITN grant within the framework of Horizon 2020 programme.
University Hospital in Kraków Clinic of Urology once again recognised for its excellence
Urology and Oncological Urology Clinical Department of the University Hospital in Kraków has once again become one of the only five health care centres in Poland to be accredited by the European Board of Urology (EBU), receiving the highest marks.
In the Borderlands between Worlds
The exhibition in the JU Nature Education Centre (NEC) consists of works by artists from Wrocław, Gdańsk, and Kraków, related to selected items from the NEC collection and collections from botanical gardens, as well as various zoological, palaeontological, mineralogical, botanical and archaeological exhibits.
Registration for February ski camp
The Jagiellonian University Sports Office is organising a ski camp for JU students, doctoral students, and staff, along with their family members, which will take place from 13 to 19 February 2022 in Białka Tatrzańska. The programme will include skiing course and practice under the supervision of skiing instructors.
Call for applications for the 2nd Frank Wilczek Prize
Until 28 February 2022 it is possible to submit applications for the second Frank Wilczek Prize. The Prize was established to honour young Polish scientists who have made a significant discovery in Physics, Astronomy or related fields.
University New Year’s Concert
The Jagiellonian University is hosting a traditional New Year’s Concert, featuring artists from the Kraków Opera, who will perform the most beautiful operetta arias and duets, songs from Jan Kiepura’s repertoire as well as Latin American standards.
Language in the Third Millennium: From Language to Communication and Beyond.
The aim of the twelfth edition of the conference "The Language in the Third Millennium" is to integrate the international scholarly community and to debate the most current theoretical issues and the practical dimension of broadly understood communication: interpersonal, social, inter-linguistic and intercultural.
Practicing Japan. 35 years of Japanese Studies in Poznań and Kraków
The Department of Japanology of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań and the Department of Japanese and Chinese Studies of the Jagiellonian University are organising an international academic conference Practicing Japan. 35 years of Japanese Studies in Poznań and Kraków, to be held on 24‒26 March 2022 remotely on the MS Teams platform.
Our programmes in foreign languages
Check the wide range of study programmes in foreign languages offered by the Jagiellonian University: from humanities and social sciences to exact, natural and medical sciences, at different levels of education (first-, long-cycle and second-cycle programmes).
How to apply
Learn the general application rules and how to apply for admission to JU study programmes: prepare your application, register online, confirm your registration, take the exam (in the case of some programmes), check the results, and enrol.
You are welcome to take a virtual tour of various Jagiellonian University sites: Collegium Novum, Collegium Maius, Auditorium Maximum, Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS, Jagiellonian Library, Nature Education Centre, selected faculty buildings, and others.
The oldest Polish University possesses rich collections of unique items from different areas, which are exhibited in a number of museums, offering a fascinating journey through the past and present of academia and various fields of science and scholarship.
The Jagiellonian Library together with the Medical College Library and faculty and institute libraries make up the library-information system of the Jagiellonian University. Due to its extensive collection of Polish publications, it has a status of a national library.
The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Observatory is part of the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science. Founded in 1792 and named after the world-famous Polish astronomer, it is based at Fort Skała, about 10 km (6 miles) west of the centre of Kraków.
Synchrotron Radiation Centre Solaris
The JU National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS is the first of its kind in Central Eastern Europe. Synchrotrons, sources of a unique type of light known as synchrotron radiation, allow scientists from around the world to achieve breakthroughs in a multitude of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, medicine, archaeology, and art history.
The Jagiellonian University boasts very successful musical ensembles, which include the Słowianki Song and Dance Ensemble, specialising in Slavonic folk dance and music, as well as the JU Academic Choir Camerata Jagellonica.
University Vineyard 'On Manor Brook'
The Jagiellonian University runs its own vineyard and winery. Located at a picturesque spot in the region sometimes referred to as 'Little Tuscany', it produces a number of white and red wine varietals, which have won a number of prizes at international wine contests.