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.
Vibrational imaging at the diffraction limit reveals 3D angles of macromolecules
A groundbreaking study that allows the creation of 3D maps of bond orientations in a sample has been published by the CIRI beamline team in the Journal of American Chemical Society. In-depth characterisation of a sample, while not destroying the research material, is crucial for scientists in material and life sciences and will allow previously unattainable information to be extracted from complex systems.
JU Centre for International Studies and Development joins a prestigious international association
The Centre for International Studies and Development of the Jagiellonian University is now a member of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).
JU researcher elected the president of ESCoP
Prof. Michał Wierzchoń from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Psychology has been elected the new president of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP). He is the first Polish researcher to serve as president since the organisation was established in 1985. It currently has nearly one thousand members from all over the world.
Frank Wilczek Prize winner announced
The Frank Wilczek Prize Committee announced that the winner of the second edition of the contest is Dr Michał Parniak from the University of Warsaw. He was awarded for ‘developing new experimental platforms for quantum research and technologies and using them to demonstrate the latest quantum phenomena and protocols’.
Una.Universitas gets the Commission’s green light
Una Europa has secured the European’s Commission’s support to proceed with Una.Universitas, an ambitious four-year project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme’s European Universities Initiative. The 14.4m grant will support Una Europa to take the next steps towards its ambition of developing a truly integrated European University of the Future.
Jagiellonian University featured in the latest edition of GRAS
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organisation dedicated to studying and researching higher education, known for its Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), has once again announced the results of the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). The list features 13 academic disciplines available at the Jagiellonian University – the largest number out of 25 Polish higher education institutions featured in the ranking.
Małgorzata Zając qualified for the 18th edition of the Jules Allemand Trophy international finals
In June, the Medical University of Warsaw hosted the national finals of the international contest Jules Allemand Trophy for dental students, which was won by Małgorzata Zając, now graduate of the Jagiellonian University Medical College. She will now represent Poland during the international finals, which will take place in September in D’Annunzio University of Chieti in Italy.
Centre for International Studies and Development wins the prestigious Jean Monnet Network grant
The Jagiellonian University Centre for International Studies and Development, represented by Prof. Emilian Kavalski, the leader of POET project, is one of the partners of winning Jean Monnet grant entitled What role for Europe in the Indo-Pacific? Identifying regional policy responses towards the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy 2022-25.
The Jagiellonian University welcomes the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia
A meeting between JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel and the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Poland Saad Saleh Al-Saleh was the focal point of the visit of the Saudi Arabian diplomats to the oldest Polish University. The guests have also taken a tour of Collegium Novum and JU Museum Collegium Maius.
JU researcher becomes the youngest professor in Polish history
On 4 July 2022, following the decision of the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, Mateusz Hołda from the Jagiellonian University Medical College Faculty of Medicine became the first Polish researcher to earn the title of professor before turning 30. Previously, the youngest person to accomplish such a feat was Prof. Krzysztof Sośnica from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences at 35.
Another JU scientist receives the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant
The European Research Council has announced the results of Consolidator Grant 2021 competition. The awarded researchers include Dr hab. Dawid Pinkowicz, Prof. UJ from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Chemistry, who has received a grant worth over 1.7 million euros for the project aimed to produce unique molecular photomagnets.
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.
Science and art in protection of cultural heritage: an exhibition in JU Collegium Maius
The exhibition presents the works of students from the last three years: paintings on canvas and wood, sculpted and gilded frames as well as other objects illustrating the skills honed by the students of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Art of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.
University Cooper Test
The Jagiellonian University Sports Office is holding the University Cooper Test for all members of the JU academic community and their family members. This endurance trial will help you examine the level of your physical fitness.
Joint Meeting of the PSRS and SOLARIS Synchroton Centre Users
The second edition of this international conference is planned to be organized on 20th-23rd September 2022, to bring together the communities of scientists associated with the SOLARIS synchrotron beamlines and scientists from the Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society. The conference aims to integrate the community of users of synchrotron radiation and its consolidation at the SOLARIS synchrotron. For this reason, the conference will be organized jointly by the National Synchrotron Radiation Center and the Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society.
‘Body’ International Academic Conference
The JU Classical Antiquity and its Heritage Student Society is organising the Interdisciplinary International Academic Conference ‘Body’, which will take place online on the Google Meet platform from 28 to 29 September 2022. The main topic of the conference is the relationship between Classical Antiquity and the body. The organisers invite proposals for fifteen-minute presentations from people representing diverse disciplines, backgrounds and perspectives.
Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations?
The Jagiellonian University Institute of Intercultural Studies and the Institute of Applied Linguistics of the University of Warsaw are organising the interdisciplinary conference Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations? under the auspices of the Section of Heritage and Cultural Memory Studies of the Polish Ethnological Society.
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
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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.