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Rector of the Jagiellonian University meets with the Ambassador of Ukraine
Vasyl Zvarych, Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland, has paid a visit to the Jagiellonian University in the company of Viacheslav Voinarovskyi, Consul General of Ukraine in Kraków, and Tamila Shutak, First Secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Poland. After meeting with JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel, the diplomat attended a ceremony in Collegium Novum Assembly Hall, where he was presented with the Man of the Year 2022 award, given jointly to the Ukrainian nation by the Federation of Regional Associations of Municipalities and Districts of the Republic of Poland.
JU Faculty of International and Political Studies researcher becomes a member of EADI
Dr hab. Marcin Grabowski, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Development (CISAD), has been elected a member of the Management Committee of the European Association of Development and Training Institutes, taking the position of the Treasurer of the Association. He has also been appointed a member of the Executive Committee, becoming a representative of Poland in the institution.
JU researchers to analyse the risks at the European Games 2023
In less than a month, the Kraków-Małopolska European Games, the biggest sporting event in the country's history, will begin. From 21 June to 2 July, the best athletes from 48 European countries will compete for medals in 29 disciplines. According to scientists from the Jagiellonian University Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, this is an excellent opportunity to study the impact of organising such a large event and the arrival of a large number of athletes, coaches, activists and fans on the general health of Kraków's residents.
Ambassador of Latvia visits the Jagiellonian University
On 2 June 2023 the oldest Polish higher education institution was visited by the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Poland Juris Poikāns, accompanied by the Embassy counsellor Inga Ozoliņa. On behalf of the JU Rector, the diplomats were received in Collegium Novum by the JU Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Financial Management Prof. Piotr Jedynak.
Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry awarded with JU honorary doctorate
On 26 May 2023 the Israeli scientist Professor Ada Yonath, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 for her pioneering studies into the structure and functions of ribosomes, was conferred doctorate honoris causa of the Jagiellonian University.
A new microscope in the SOLARIS synchrotron
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp has completed the installation of the mIRage-LS, Submicron Multimodal (IR+Raman+FL) microscope on the CIRI beamline in the Jagiellonian University National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS. The microscope features such functions as submicron imaging and IR + Raman spectroscopy combined with wide-field fluorescence imaging capabilities.
More international research projects at the Jagiellonian University
Nine projects with a total budget of nine million zlotys will be carried out at the Jagiellonian University by researchers within the framework of the POLONEZ BIS 3 call. Previously, they have been employed at institutions such as Harvard University, University of Tartu and Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics.
JU chemists published in Chemical Communications
The journal Chemical Communications published a paper by the Multifunctional Luminescent Materials Group working at the JU Faculty of Chemistry. The paper Multifunctionality of luminescent molecular nanomagnets based on lanthanide complexes was written by Dr Robert Jankowski, Maciej Wyczesany and Dr hab. Szymon Chorąży, Prof. UJ.
The third day of the World Copernican Congress
The programme of the last day of the Kraków part of the World Copernican Congress organised to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of the great astronomer was yet again filled with debates of Polish and foreign experts in the areas of philosophy and economics.
The second day of the World Copernican Congress
During the second day of the World Copernican Congress, its participants could attend a total of eight discussion panels divided into two sections: on philosophy and on economics. Additionally, Mirosław Bochenek from the Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń delivered a lecture entitled T. Gresham, M. Kopernik or N. Oresme? From the history of law of worse money.
We know the winners of the Smart Book of the Year 2022 awards
Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space by Kevin Peter Hand and Złoty pociąg i inne największe zagadki historii sztuki w Polsce [The golden train and other great mysteries of art history in Poland] by Łucja Malec-Kornajew were chosen as the winners of the Smart Book of the Year 2022 awards. As in previous years, there were 10 books for adults and 5 books for children nominated for the award. The winners were announced on 25 May during this year’s edition of Copernicus Festival.
Kraków celebrations of the World Copernican Congress begin in JU Auditorium Maximum
Nicolaus Copernicus, a polymath with an impressively large scope of interests in various branches of science, a distinguished scholar numbering amongst the most important thinkers in the history of the world, was born in 1473 in Toruń, began his studies in 1491 in Kraków, and spend forty years of his life in service to his fellow countrymen in Warmia and Olsztyn. Three Polish higher education representing these regions – the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, together with the Polish Academy of Science Institute of History of Science, celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of the great astronomer by organising the World Copernican Congress.
JU archaeologists reconstruct the urban layout of the ancient Nea Paphos
For three years, researchers from the Jagiellonian University, the University of Warsaw and Warsaw University of Technology have been working on a 3d reconstruction of the ancient Cypriot city of Nea Paphos. In order to achieve this they have employed innovative methods so far used at just a few archaeological sites. The research funded by the National Science Centre has been led by Prof. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka from the JU Institute of Archaeology.
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Workshops on medical care standards concerning infants with genitourinary system disorders
The Clinic of Paediatric Urology of the University Children’s Hospital in Kraków will host workshops entitled ‘Trans ERN training workshop on foetal and postnatal multidisciplinary management and multicentric research in rare diseases with high risk for bladder dysfunction and renal impairment’, the aim of which is to discuss the medical care standards concerning infants with genitourinary system disorders that can lead to renal failure.
Nicolaus Copernicus and the Jagiellonian University on Kraków postcards and postage stamps from Poland and around the world
To mark the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Jagiellonian University Museum hosts an exhibition of postcards and stamps related to the great astronomer from the collection of Prof. Aleksander B. Skotnicki.
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.
How to use synchrotron radiation and cryomicroscopy for research
The SOLARIS Centre organizes an annual conference enabling exchange of knowledge and experience in scientific research using synchrotron radiation and cryo-microscopy. This year's SOLARIS Update Meeting will take place online on 21 and 22 June. Registration is now open.
10th practical-research seminar LeanHE Poland
JU Institute of Public Affairs invites you to attend the 10th practical-research seminar LeanHE Poland Lean Leadership entitled ‘How to effectively lead in the process of change at higher education institutions?’. The aim of the conference is to present cultural, organisational and technical factors regarding the introduction of lean management to Polish higher education institutions. This year’s edition will focus on the role of leadership in changes happening at universities.
Law and Cognitive Science Conference
The Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University is hosting the Law and Cognitive Science Conference, which will be held in the faculty premises at ul. Bracka 12. The conference will be devoted to various interactions between law and cognitive science(s).
UK: yesterday, today, tomorrow. International Conference on Contemporary British politics
The JU Polish Research Centre and JU Institute of Political Science and International Relations invite you to attend an event entitled 'UK: yesterday, today, tomorrow. International Conference on Contemporary British Politics', which will be held on 23-24 November 2023.
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.
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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.
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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.