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Green Sahara or the origins of ancient Egypt

Green Sahara or the origins of ancient Egypt

17.05.2024
The recent weather anomalies and the ongoing debate on the climate change inspire reflection on a wide variety of factors responsible for these procecsses. The only reasonable course of action is to look at both past and current trends and draw conclusions for the future, claims Prof. Mariusz Kędzierski from the JU Institute of Geological Sciences.
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Structure and mechanism of human Elongator revealed

Structure and mechanism of human Elongator revealed

16.05.2024
The latest work of scientists from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) of the Jagiellonian University describes the first high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structures of human Elongator and its mechanism of action. The study was published recently in Nature Communications.
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The Jagiellonian University celebrates its 660th anniversary

The Jagiellonian University celebrates its 660th anniversary

14.05.2024
‘Today, we remember 12 May 1364, when King Casimir the Great made the decision to found the Studium Generale in Kraków. The King knew full well that the future of the Polish state must be based on educated people’, said JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel in his opening remarks on the Jagiellonian University Day. Prof. Adam Strzembosz, a renowned lawyer and distinguished public figure, was a guest of honour during these celebrations, during which he received the gold Plus Ratio Quam Vis medal.
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JU becomes the highest ranked Polish university according to CWUR

JU becomes the highest ranked Polish university according to CWUR

13.05.2024
The Jagiellonian University was ranked highest amongst Polish higher education institutions in the Center for World University Rankings 2024 (CWUR). It is closely followed by the University of Warsaw and AGH University of Science and Technology. As usual, Harvard University is at the top of the list.
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JU will have five new vice-rectors

JU will have five new vice-rectors

10.05.2024
The Rector-Elect of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Piotr Jedynak will assume office on 1 September 2024. On May 8, the names of six Vice-Rectors with whom he will cooperate during the 2024-2028 term-in-office were officially announced. The candidates proposed by Prof. Jedynak were approved by the Jagiellonian University Electoral College consisting of 238 representatives of the whole academic community.
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Another researcher of the Jagiellonian University at Academia Europaea

Another researcher of the Jagiellonian University at Academia Europaea

09.05.2024
Prof. Wojciech Bałus, head of the JU Department of Art Theory and Cultural Property Protection and the Centre for Stained Glass Studies, became a member of Academia Europaea. The researcher is the sixth member of the JU academic community to join this prestigious organisation, which brings together over 5,5 thousand scholars from all over the world.
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Exceptional performance of JU law students in the Pax Moot Court competition

Exceptional performance of JU law students in the Pax Moot Court competition

07.05.2024
In late April, the second stage of the international Pax Moot Court competition took place in Ljubljana. The team of the JU Faculty of Law and Administration, consisting of Daria Rożniakowska, Aleksandra Czuk, Weronika Głownia and Anna Szafarz, advanced to the semi-finals. Additionally, Daria Rożniakowska took second place in the best speaker category.
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