The secret to happiness? Be a good person
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology journal has recently published the results of an interdisciplinary research project, carried out by a group of researchers led by Dr hab. Dorota Węziak-Białowolska, Prof. UJ. According to the study, high standards of moral character are prospectively associated with increased sense of well-being and lower risk of depression.
JU graduate awarded for breakthrough molecular research
The results of the fourth edition of the International Birnstiel Award for Doctoral Studies in Molecular Life Sciences have just been announced. One of the six winners of this year's edition is Marta Seczyńska, a graduate of the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology. All winners will receive a certificate, a trophy and a prize of 2,000 euro at a ceremony in Vienna later this year.
Una Europa meets in Edinburgh
The meetings taking place between 26 and 30 September at the University of Edinburgh featured a series of discussions on the network’s accomplishments and celebrated the entirety of Una Europa community working within the framework of the 1Europe and Una.Resin. Additionally, a separate meeting was dedicated to the latest project Una.Universitas, which will be co-funded by the European Commission with a sum of 14.4 million euro.
JU researchers publish groundbreaking findings in The EMBO Journal
Persulfidation is a unique posttranslational protein modification that protects our cells and proteomes against oxidative stress and ageing. Very recent work from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB UJ) shows that this small chemical modification is installed by a cellular protein, called Ubiquitin related modifier 1 (or short Urm1).
How nocturnal light impacts wild animals
Biological rhythms have an enormous impact on the biochemistry, cell biology, physiology and behaviour of all living organisms. These mechanisms are particularly conspicuous in birds. Unfortunately, the rising human pressure, especially the light pollution, largely distorts the environmental cues regulating the animals’ internal biological clocks. Dr Joanna Sudyka from the JU Institute of Environmental Sciences has been studying the consequences of this phenomenon.
JU Rector's Letter of Condolence on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
On behalf of the Academic Community of the Jagiellonian University, the JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel would like to extend his deepest sympathy to Her Excellency the Ambassador of the UK to Poland and all British citizens.
JU representative attends a meeting of The Guild
On 7–8 September 2022, JU Rector’s Proxy for Cooperation within the Framework of Una Europa Prof. Stanisław Kistryn represented the Jagiellonian University during a meeting of Vice-Rectors of universities brought together by the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities in Bern.
JU research team publishes a study on violence and political extremism
An international research team led by Dr Katarzyna Jaśko from the JU Institute of Psychology has investigated how ideological views are related to violent behaviour. The paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) show that right-wing ideologies are more frequently connected to violence than left-wing ideologies.
International journal publishes an article by the JU Faculty of Chemistry research group
A review paper devoted to the use of advance Raman spectroscopy and microscopy methods in adipose tissue studies has recently been published in the Progress in Lipid Research journal. The article has been authored by Dr Krzysztof Czamara, Zuzanna Majka, Ewa Stanek, Natalia Hachlica and Dr hab. Agnieszka Kaczor, Prof. UJ from the Chiroptical Spectroscopy Group of the JU Faculty of Chemistry.
JU researchers develop new techniques of treating diabetes
American journal Diabetes Care (IF: 19.112) has published the results of a randomised clinical study carried out by a team led by Prof. Tomasz Klupa from the Jagiellonian University Medical College. The study was focused on safely and effectively transitioning of people with type 1 diabetes to advanced hybrid closed loop system.
JU among top two Polish universities in the Shanghai Ranking
According to the 20th edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), commonly known as the Shanghai Ranking, there are eleven Polish universities in the world’s top 1000, with the highest positions among them invariably occupied by the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw. Harvard University has remained the world’s top higher education institution.
JU students succeed in the International Mathematics Competition
At this year’s edition of the International Mathematics Competition for University Students, representatives of the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science obtained very high individual scores, which led to the JU team taking second place out of one hundred higher education institutions represented in the competition. This has been the best result achieved by the Jagiellonian University in a decade.
SOLARIS research findings published in Physical Review B
A team of physicists from the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre of the Jagiellonian University have observed a topological Lifshitz transition in the Weyl semimetal NbP by decorating its surface with heavy elements (Pb or Nb). Weyl points in the bulk and Fermi arcs on the surface of Weyl semimetals are of great interest to material physicists and technology specialists.
659th Academic Year at the Jagiellonian University
The Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Jacek Popiel is pleased to announce the opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2022/2023.
Admissions to Foreign Law Schools
The Coordination Centre for Foreign Law Schools at the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University invites applications from candidates to Foreign Law School programmes.
An exhibition of Adam Korpak’s art
The Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius will for the third time organise an exhibition of art by Adam Korpak, a distinguished Polish artist living in Finland since 1974, where he successfully developed his career as an illustrator, photographer and designer.
Women under the Sign of the Cross. Armenian Benedictine Nuns and their Spirituality
The exhibition 'Women under the Sign of the Cross. Armenian Benedictine Nuns and their Spirituality presents the unique spiritual culture of the female Catholic monastic community which was established at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries in Lviv among the local Armenians. It illustrates the cultural heritage of one of the most active ethnic minorities in former Poland and shows the participation of women in its creation.
Neuronus 2022 IBRO Neuroscience Forum
The 12th edition of the Neuronus 2022 IBRO Neuroscience Forum organised by members of the Neuroscience Student Academic Society and the staff of the Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research of the JU Faculty of Biology as well as the Institute of Psychology of the JU Faculty of Philosophy.
12th International Conference: Tourism in Social Sciences
JU Institute of Entrepreneurship invites you to attend the 12th edition of the international conference Tourism in Social Sciences, which will be hosted on 17-18 October 2022 in Bukowina Tatrzańska.The event is co-organised by the Szczecin branch of the Polish Economic Society and Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association.
International conference: The World Facing New Challenges
The conference marks the 150th anniversary of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. It will be attended by eminent experts from various branches of science, mostly members of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. They will present the latest developments in their respective disciplines, which as a whole will provide a comprehensive and deep overview of the international community in the face of pandemic, climate crisis and disruption of traditional values.
Employing researchers from Ukraine in teams funded by the National Science Centre (UPDATED)
Within the framework of the assistance offered by the National Science Centre (NCN) to researchers fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, principal investigators in NCN grants can offer positions in their teams to Ukrainian researchers.
Workshops on mental health and psychological support
The JU Institute of Psychology is organising a number of initiatives to help Ukrainian refugees, which include efforts to help victims of war trauma, including both adults and children. In May, the Institute will host two workshops by the eminent expert in the field: Dr Rony Berger from Tel Aviv University Center for Compassionate Mindful Education.
Financial assistance opportunity for researchers from Ukraine from the ID.UJ programme funds
Responding to an appeal by the staff members of the Jagiellonian University concerning initiatives in support of Ukrainian research community, an opportunity has been created for the funding of projects carried out by researchers from Ukraine from the funds of the ID.UJ programme.
Financial assistance opportunity in the Research Support Module for doctoral students from Ukraine
Addressing the appeal by staff members of our University concerning arrangements for initiatives in support of Ukrainian research community, an opportunity has been created for the funding of projects by doctoral students from Ukraine from the funds of the ID.UJ programme allocated for the implementation of the Research Support Module.
Free online Polish language course
The Jagiellonian University is organising a free online Polish language course for Ukrainian refugees. The classes will be held from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 9.00 a.m via the MS Teams platform.
Central Charity Collection Point
On March 30 the Jagiellonian University has established a permanent collection point for Ukrainian refugees and those in need in Ukraine at the Silesian College (al. Mickiewicza 3, ground floor, rooms 4 and 5). It will be open from Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
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.