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New Dioscuri Centres opened at the Jagiellonian University
On 28 March 2023 the opening ceremony of three Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence was held at the Jagiellonian University. Three Polish-born scientists, previously working in Germany, Switzerland and the USA, are returning to Poland thanks to support from the Polish-German funding within the framework of the Dioscuri Programme.
Jagiellonian University again featured in the QS World University Ranking by Subject
Quacquarelli Symonds has announced this year’s edition of one of the most important global higher education institution rankings: World University Rankings by Subject. The Jagiellonian University was ranked in 20 disciplines, with the highest number of points awarded to Modern Languages, Archaeology, Linguistics History and Geography. The ranking features 25 Polish higher education institutions.
JU researchers discover a missing link in the molecular mechanism of hypusination
Researchers from the MCB, Jagiellonian University, are at the forefront of studying the most unique posttranslational modification in the human proteome. The results of their research have recently been published in the Nature Communications journal.
European Endometriosis Masterclass at the JU University Hospital in Kraków
For the first time, the practical training sessions related to the diagnostics of advanced stages of endometriosis in women organised four times a year under the auspices of the European Endometriosis League was hosted in the University Hospital in Kraków. It provided an excellent opportunity for gynaecologists to share their knowledge and exchange experiences.
More evidence of our brains’ high neuroplasticity
People with visual impairment can feel their heartbeat better than those without it, say researchers from the Jagiellonian University and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Why is this discovery important? It suggests that after the loss of sight, neuroplasticity can heighten our awareness of the signals we receive from our bodies.
JU supporting Age-Friendly Programme of the WHO
The WHO's Stakeholder Consultation Meeting for its Guidance for National Programmes for Age-friendly Cities and Communities in Emergency Contexts is taking place on March 20-21 at the Jagiellonian University, thanks to the collaboration of the JU Center for Evaluation and Public Policies Analysis.
Spring in JU Botanic Garden (photo gallery)
The coming days are expected to provide perfect weather conditions for outdoor walks. Early spring is a very good time to visit the Jagiellonian University Botanic Garden at ul. Kopernika 27, where plants of numerous species are already in bloom. The spring mood can also be seen among birds.
Indonesian ambassador visits the Jagiellonian University
On Tuesday, 16 March 2023, the Jagiellonian University was visited by a delegation led by Ambassador of Indonesia to Poland Anita Lidya Luhulima accompanied by the I Secretary for Information, Social and Cultural Issues of the Embassy of Indonesia in Poland Yoan Nike Afilia and Honorary Consul Marian Skrzypiec. The members of the delegation were welcomed in the JU Collegium Novum Senate Room by JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel and JU Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Dorota Malec.
Article on JU research published in Physical Review Letters
Drs Maciej Majka, Richard Ho (currently at the University of Oslo), and Marcin Zagórski published a paper in Physical Review Letters in which they investigated the dynamics of gene expression domains in systems with gene-gene interactions and diffusion of signalling molecules. In the course of development of living organisms, the properly formed domains result in the development of various types of tissues and body parts.
JU students investigate pre-Columbian temple complex in Peru
JU Institute of Archaeology students Bernardetta Bielecka, Maria Dyda, Róża Dziubińska, Emilia Kuzar and Alicja Łacheta took part in an archaeological study at the Cerro Colorado site, located about 200 kilometres north of Lima on the Peruvian coast. The project was carried out by an independent research group Programa de Investigación ‘Los valles de Barranca’.
JU Rector meets with the German ambassador to Poland
On 8 March, the Jagiellonian University was visited by a delegation led by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Thomas Bagger, along with the German Consul General Michael Groß and embassy secretary Uwe Koppel. The meeting, which took place in the Collegium Novum Senate Room, was attended by JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel and JU Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Dorota Malec.
JU researchers awarded in the M-ERA.NET 3 Call
Three research teams from the Jagiellonian University that applied for funding from the National Science Centre are amongst the winners of the call organised by the M-ERA.NET 3 network. The researchers will carry out studies on customized DNA-based nanocarriers which boost heart healing, Novel asymmetric anion-exchange membranes for fuel cells and stabilisation of lithium metal anodes with porphyrin-based electrolyte additives.
JU virologist team included in the DURABLE network
The Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) is establishing a network of laboratories, which starts its operations today. The network, called DURABLE, is funded with €25 million under the EU4Health programme. It will provide rapid and high-quality scientific information to support the EU in preparing for and responding to cross-border health threats and assessing the impact of medical countermeasures.
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Exhibition: Lusitatnians 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.
31st International Medical Students’ Conference
International Medical Students’ Conference is an annual event hosted by the JU MC Students’ Scientific Society, which promotes student research efforts and creates a platform for discussion and exchange of experience between researchers from institutions all over the world.
April Conference Fifteen: Humanity, Humanities
In 1978 Jerzy Strzetelski and Zygmunt Mazur from the Institute of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University organised the first of what was to become a triennial international conference. April Conference Fifteen will continue the tradition of bringing together scholars working in various fields of English and American Studies, including literature, general and applied linguistics, translation and cultural studies, teaching of English as a foreign language, and other related topics. The theme of this year’s conference is 'Humanity/Humanities'.
ESH Satellite Symposium to the 32nd Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Hypertension
On 21–22 April 2023, the 1st Department of Cardiology, Interventional Electrocardiology and Hypertension of the Jagiellonian University Medical College will host the International Satellite Symposium to the ESH 2023 Congress in April 2023. The event, organised on the initiative of the Scientific Council of European Society of Hypertension, will be held under the honorary patronage of JU Vice-Rector for Medical College Prof. Tomasz Grodzicki.
Exhibition of stamps and postcards featuring Copernican themes
The exhibition comprises reproductions of selected stamps and postcards showing images of Nicolaus Copernicus from various parts of the world. The items are part of a private collection of the Jagiellonian University Professor Aleksander Skotnicki.
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.
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’.
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.
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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.