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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eminent professor of chemistry receives the JU Merentibus medal
22 May marked the ceremony of awarding the Jagiellonian University Merentibus medal to Prof. Oliver Martin, a distinguished Swiss chemist with a long relationship with the University of Orleans. The medal is given by the JU Senate to people, organisations or institutions from both Poland and abroad in recognition of their contributions to the oldest Polish university. The meeting was chaired by the JU Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Piotr Kuśtrowski.
JU genetic research published in PNAS
The US journal Proceedings of National the National Academy of Science has published a paper on the oskar gene. The publication features the results of a research project carried out at Harvard University by a team featuring Dr Guillem Ylla, head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Genome Biology of the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology.
JU MC researcher to do an internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr Sonia Trojan from the JU MC Chair in Medical Biochemistry has received a prestigious scholarship from The Kosciuszko Foundation and will carry out a six month postdoctoral internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the best higher education institutions in the world. The internship will begin on 1 August 2023.
Visit by Ambassador Mark Brzezinski to the Jagiellonian University
On 16 May, the oldest Polish university was visited by the US Ambassador to Poland Marek Brzezinski. His official visit in Collegium Novum was accompanied by a lecture entitled United States and Poland – Today and Tomorrow followed by a Q&A session with students.
JU best in Poland according to CWUR 2023 ranking
The JU again outperformed other Polish higher education and research institutions according to the ranking of world's top 2000 universities and research centres, recently published by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The second and third place in Poland were taken, respectively, by the University of Warsaw and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.
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Central European Biomedical Congress
The 5th Central European Biomedical Congress aims to promote the latest discoveries and achievements in the field of pharmaceutical, medical, health, biological and chemical sciences. The event, organised since 2014 also provides a platform for the exchange of experiences, ideas, and innovative solutions.
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.
Meeting with Prof. Barbara Oakley: „Teaching & Learning means getting in mental »synchrony«”
JU Centre for Academic Support will host a meeting with Prof. Barbara Oakley, world-class expert in academic education, which will be held on 31 May 2023. The meeting, directed to JU academic staff, will be devoted to improving teaching skills of its attendees.
The silence of what we do not want to hear. Lecture by Prof. Salomé Voegelin
JU Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology invites you to attend a lecture by Prof. Salomé Voegelin, artist, writer and sound researcher from the London College of Communication, author of the book Listening to Noise and Silence (2010), Sonic Possible Worlds (2014/21), and The Political Possibility of Sound (2018).
International conference: ‘Solidarity and support in school’
JU Faculty of Management and Social Communication, JU Institute of Public Affairs and JU Centre for Studies on Educational Leadership invite you to attend an international conference entitled ‘Solidarity and support in school’.
International conference 'School 2023'
The Jagiellonian University Faculty of Polish Studies invites students, teachers and academic staff to attend an international conference 'School 2023', which will be hosted on 1-2 June 2023. The participants of the conference will include researchers from both Poland and abroad.
Meeting with Prof. Barbara Oakley: 'Teaching Online with Personality, Flair and Impact'
JU Centre for Academic Support will host an online meeting with Prof. Barbara Oakley, world-class expert in academic education, which will be held on 2 June 2023. The meeting will be organised together with a group discussion featuring people involved in academic staff support.
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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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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.
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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.