Fighting drug resistance like putting together modular furniture. Breakthrough discovery by JU scientists
What do new methods of combating bacteria have in common with furniture from a popular Swedish store? The latest discoveries by researchers at the JU Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology suggest that thing is… viruses. Read on to learn more about how we can use them to treat our own diseases.
FEBS Excellence Award for a JU research team leader
Dr Guillem Ylla, head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology has won the FEBS Excellence Award – a prestigious prize awarded by the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), aimed to support research group leaders starting their research careers and carrying out research projects in the field of life sciences at the molecular level.
JU Rector meets with Turkish ambassador
On Friday, 24 November, the Jagiellonian University was visited by the Ambassador of Republic of Türkiye to Poland Rauf Alp Denktaş together with the embassy’s councillor for education Mehmetali Akdağ. The Turkish diplomats were received in Collegium Novum by JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel.
Una.Resin lights the research and innovation spark in Una Europa
On 22 November 2023 a unique event entitled Lighting the Spark: How can R&I ignite a University of the Future? was held in the Scotland House Brussels. The main focus of the meeting was the Una.Resin project, funded within the framework of Horizon 2020 programme, shedding new light on innovative opportunities for European higher education institutions.
Funding for new therapies for inflammatory diseases
Izidor Sosič from the University of Ljubljana have won the OPUS 24+LAP/Weave call. In their project, they plan to obtain the first PROTAC-type compounds that degrade TAK1 and IKKβ kinases with anti-inflammatory properties. To carry out the research, the Polish team will receive funding of over 2 million zlotys from the National Science Centre (NCN).
University Hospital among Siemens Healthineers reference centres
The new University Hospital of the Jagiellonian University is the largest medical complex in Poland and one of the most innovative ones in Europe. Because of the application of state-of-the-art medical technology in diagnostics and treatment, the hospital has gained the status of a Siemens Healthineers reference centre, which allows Polish physicians, managers and technicians to undergo training at this institution and exchange knowledge and experience with its staff.
JU researcher co-authors Nature paper on using AI to predict chemical reactions
On 15 November 2023 the article ‘Computational prediction of complex cationic rearrangement outcomes’ was published in the prestigious international journal Nature. The paper devoted to the use of pioneering artificial intelligence methods in predicting chemical reaction mechanisms and outcomes was co-authored by Dr Sebastian Baś from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Chemistry.
Prof. Jacek Purchla to preside over the jury of Europa Nostra Awards
Prof. Jacek Purchla was chosen to become the new president of the jury of the European Heritage Awards, the most prestigious award in the area of European cultural heritage presented since 2002 by Europa Nostra. Prof. Purchla has been the vice-president of the organisation since 2018.
Professor Anetta Undas joins Academia Europaea
Prof. Anetta Undas from the JU MC Faculty of Medicine has become a member of Academia Europaea, a prestigious organisation bringing together more than 5,000 researchers from various disciplines. Prof. Undas is the fifth representative of the Jagiellonian University academic community to be invited into the organisation.
Prof. Stanisław Sroka honoured with the Ludovika Prize
On 6 November 2023 the first Ludovika Prize award ceremony was held at the Ludovika University of Public Service in Budapest. The award was presented to Professor Stanisław Sroka, Dean of the JU Faculty of History of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
SOLARIS research to investigate why parrots have colourful fearthers
Multicolour plumage of parrots inspires admiration and delight, but where do all these colours come from? What caused birds to develop such a wide variety of colours and how has it evolved throughout their evolution? These questions will be investigated by a research team led by Dr Miguela Carneiro from the CIBIO (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources - InBIO Associate Laboratory) in Portugal.
We know the results of the GRAS 2023 ranking
The results of the latest discipline ranking of the best universities in the world - Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) - were announced by the independent organisation ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, also responsible for the Shanghai List. In this year's edition, the Jagiellonian University was noted in 12 disciplines.
Jagiellonian University in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2024
In late October, Times Higher Education published the latest edition of the annual World University Rankings by Subject. The Jagiellonian University was included in ten out of eleven categories, while taking leading positions amongst Polish universities in seven of them.
AI Texts: a Semiotic Perspective. International Online Conference
The JU Institute of Eastern Slavonic Studies will host an online conference entitled 'AI Texts: a Semiotic Perspective', which will be held on 30 November-1 December 2023. The conference will be devoted to the topic of linguistics and artificial intelligence.
Call for applications for the 3nd Frank Wilczek Prize
From 15 November 2023 to 29 February 2024 it is possible to submit applications for the third Frank Wilczek Prize. The prize, worth 12 thousand US dollars, was established to honour young Polish scientists who have made a significant discovery in Physics, Astronomy or related fields. The winner will receive 12 thousand dollars.
Mexican treasures in the Jagiellonian Library
On the 95th anniversary of establishing of Polish-Mexican diplomatic relations, many cultural institutions in Poland in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Poland have prepared a number of events to celebrate the friendship between the two countries and raise awareness about Mexico, its history, culture and art.
Exhibition: Lusitanians on the Indian Trail
The virtual exhibition on Portuguese literature was inspired by the 450th anniversary of printing the Portuguese national epic Os Lusíadas written by Luís Vaz de Camões. Additionally, it marks the 130th anniversary of establishing of the Jagiellonian University Institute of Romance Studies. The main aim of the exhibition is to present both Portuguese literature and one of its greatest creators to the general audience.
Colonialism and Decolonisation from the 15th to the 20th Century
The JU History Students Academic Society will be hosting the annual 2nd Cracovian Congress of History Students, entitled ‘Colonialism and Decolonisation from the 15th to the 20th Century’. The event will take the form of an international scientific conference and will take place on 8–9 March in Kraków.
13th International Scientific Conference Tourism in Social Sciences 2024
The aim of the conference is to discuss the growing role of new technologies in the tourism market, including artificial intelligence and Smart Tourism. Additionally, the participants will discuss other determinants shaping the contemporary tourism market, in particular the following issues: market revival after the pandemic, threats resulting from the international political situation, opportunities and place of the tourism economy in EU financing in the „2030 Horizon” as well as other economic and social changes.
Manggha and Manga: The Many Faces of Japan
In 1994 Krakow witnessed the opening of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, created on the initiative of the Kyoto-Krakow Foundation of Andrzej Wajda and Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda. The name of the Museum is a tribute to the collector of Japanese art, Feliks Jasieński (1861–1929), who, fascinated with Japanese woodblock prints, adopted this artistic pseudonym. The conference marks the 30th anniversary of Manggha foundation.
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.
Foundation for Polish Science to fund new grants for Polish-Ukrainian research projects
The programme ‘For Ukraine’ is addressed to researchers who were working at institutions conducting research in Ukraine when the Russian invasion began (on 24 February 2023) and scholars employed at institutions conducting research in Poland. This initiative allows researchers from Ukraine to establish collaboration with their Polish counterparts.
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.
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.