Prof. Van Praagh awarded with JU honorary doctorate
On 29 November 2021 doctorate honoris causa of the Jagiellonian University was conferred upon Prof. Richard Van Praagh, an eminent cardiologist, researcher and teacher, a world-renowned expert in paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, for his contribution to congenital heart disease treatment and the development of paediatric cardiac surgery and cardiology in Poland.
JU to swich to online learning from 20 December to 9 January
Pursuant to the JU Rector’s decision, from 20 December 2021 to 9 January 2022, that is, in the period directly before and directly after the Christmas break, courses at the Jagiellonian University (apart from the Medical College) will be held online.
University Hospital psychiatrist awarded with the Red Ribbon
During an international conference organised annually on the World AIDS Day, JU psychiatrist Stanisław Żołądek was awared with a Red Ribbon, a distinction presented to individuals known for outstanding contribution to either the improvement of the quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS or preventive health care measures related to HIV and AIDS introduced in Poland.
The impact of HPV on glycogen and lipid metabolism: JU research
The journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Reviews on Cancer has recently published a paper entitled The impact of HPV infection on human glycogen and lipid metabolism – a review, written by Dr Katarzyna Sitarz, Dr Krzysztof Czamara, Dr hab. Sława Szostek and Dr hab. Agnieszka Kaczor, Prof. UJ.
Jagiellonian University visited by UAE ambassador
On 26 November, the Jagiellonian University was visited by a delegation led by the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates to Poland Dr Eman Al Salami. A meeting with JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel, also attended by the Dean of JU Faculty of Philology Dr hab. Władysław Witalisz, Prof. UJ and Head of JU Chair in Arabic Studies Prof. Barbara Michalak-Pikulska. The programme of the visit included a tour of JU Museum and a guest lecture in Collegium Paderevianum.
Una Europa Secretary General visits the Jagiellonian University
On the 2nd and 3rd of December representatives from Una Europa will visit the Jagiellonian University: Emily Palmer - Una Europa Secretary General, Sophia Karner - Policy Officer and Mariet Vriens - Operational Lead and Policy Adviser. Prof. Peter Lievens - Vice Rector for International Policy and Coordinator of 1Europe project and Marta Molino - 1Europe / Una Europa Project Officer will be present during the discussions in online form. The guests will take part in meetings with the Jagiellonian University authorities, students, PhD students and staff involved in Una Europa activities from the Jagiellonian University.
Numerous JU scientists ranked amongst prestigious top 2% in the world
63 Jagiellonian University scholars have made their way onto the list of top scientists in the world published in 2021. The ranking, compiled by the University of Stanford in collaboration with Elsevier publishing house and SciTech Strategies company, assesses the overall impact of scientists based on bibliometrics.
European Research Area must focus on strengthening research excellence across Europe as a whole
The Guild of European Resesearch-Intensive Universities calls for the new European Research Area (ERA) to develop and implement a holistic vision to strengthen and deepen excellence in less R&I performing (Widening) countries.
JU Rector’s appeal to staff and students
On 24 November 2021, during the session of the Jagiellonian University Senate, the JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel presented an appeal to the JU academic community. The document, earlier consulted with the Rectors' Committee and the JU Student Government, gained full support from the Senate. The appeal is available below.
JU research published in Nature Communications
On 18 November, the journal Nature Communications published a paper entitled Crystal structures of the elusive Rhizobium etli L-asparaginase reveal a peculiar active site. The publication is a joint effort by the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Chemistry and the Jagiellonian University.
JU researchers awarded in the international Sheng 2 call
According to an announcement of the National Science Centre, Prof. Józef Dulak from the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology and Prof. Szczepan Zapotoczny from the JU Faculty of Chemistry have been awarded in the second edition of the international Sheng 2 call for Polish-Chinese research projects. The total amount of funding for both projects is equal to nearly 3.7 million zlotys (~800 thousand euro).
Diamond ESO Angels Award for the University Hospital in Kraków
Every 30 minutes, a patient in Europe suffering from stroke dies or becomes affected by a permanent disability due to inadequate treatment. This is why the Angels initiative presents awards to hospitals that are able to act quickly and efficiently when a patient with stroke is identified. The Neurology Clinical Department of the University Hospital in Kraków has joined the ranks of these exceptional institutions upon receiving the Diamond ESO Angels Award 2021.
JU researchers issue a statement on the situation on the Belarusian border
Researchers from the Section for Kurdish Studies of the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Philology have issued a statement concerning the current situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. The statement is available below for reading in English as well as three dialects of Kurdish.
JU Alpine Skiing Championship 2022
The Jagiellonian University Sports Office invites the university students, doctoral candidates, and staff members, as well as their children up to the age of 12, to take part in the Alpine Skiing Championship of the Jagiellonian University on 14 January 2022 on Kaniówka slope in Białka Tatrzańska.
Registration for New Year’s Eve ski camp
The Jagiellonian University Sports Office is organising a New Year’s Eve ski camp for JU students, doctoral students, and staff, along with their family members, which will take place from 27 December 2021 to 2 January 2022 in Białka Tatrzańska. The programme will include skiing course and practice under the supervision of skiing instructors, a New Year’s Eve dinner and a sleigh ride.
The art of Romuald Oramus in JU Museum
The main inspiration behind the exhibition W nurcie czasu. Romuald Oramus: malarstwo i grafika z lat 1981–2021 [In the stream of time. Romual Oramus: painting and graphic art in 1981–2021] displayed in Collegium Maius was a series of pieces of art presenting medieval cathedrals.
Call for applications for the 2nd Frank Wilczek Prize
Until 28 February 2022 it is possible to submit applications for the second Frank Wilczek Prize. The Prize was established to honour young Polish scientists who have made a significant discovery in Physics, Astronomy or related fields.
Online exhibition: Faces of Loneliness in Culture
The exhibition Faces of Loneliness in Culture, displayed online due to the epidemiological situation, is available for public viewing at the Jagiellonian Library website.
Exhibition about life and work of Jan Ignacy Paderewski
"Paderewski… Paderewski…" is the title of a commemorative online exhibition marking the 160th anniversary of Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s birth, organised by the Jagiellonian Library. The exhibition includes manuscripts, photographs, press clippings, catalogues, occasional prints and other items related to the life and work of the outstanding pianist, composer and statesman.
Language in the Third Millennium: From Language to Communication and Beyond.
The aim of the twelfth edition of the conference "The Language in the Third Millennium" is to integrate the international scholarly community and to debate the most current theoretical issues and the practical dimension of broadly understood communication: interpersonal, social, inter-linguistic and intercultural.
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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.