Nature Communications features an article by JU scientists
The paper "Triplet-driven chemical reactivity of β-carotene and its biological implications" by a group of researchers led by Prof. Leszek Fiedor from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology (JU FBBB) has been published in the prestigious Nature Communications journal. The research group also included scientists from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and the University of Niš.
First light on the PolyX beamline in SOLARIS centre
This week, a hard X-ray beam was obtained for the first time on the PolyX beamline. This is a milestone in the construction of the beamline, which is scheduled to be operational in 2023.
Winners of Smart Book of the Year 2021 announced
Carl Zimmer, Monika Utnik-Strugała and Piotr Socha, Jacques Le Goff, as well as Julita Mańczak and Jakub Małecki triumphed in the 7th Smart Book of the Year contest. As in previous years, there were 10 books for adults and 5 books for children nominated for the award. The contest is organised by the Jagiellonian University and the Smart Books website.
Two MSCA fellowship winners to carry out their projects at JU
Dr Dominika Kwaśna and Dr Ewa Oleszycka are among 50 researchers from all over the world chosen to receive postdoctoral fellowships within the framework of the ERA Fellowship competition. As part of the grant, the two Polish scientists will carry out research at the Jagiellonian University.
Kraków doctors buy specialist equipment for Lviv hospital
The State Border Guard Clinical Hospital in Lviv will receive highly specialised equipment worth nearly 70 thousand zlotys, bought with money collected by the University Hospital in Kraków staff during an internal fundraising scheme aimed to help Ukraine.
Scholars from Kharkiv visit the Jagiellonian University
On 14 May, the Jagiellonian University was visited by the Rector of the National University o Kharkiv Prof. Tatyana Kaganovska together with the former Rector of that higher education institutions Prof. Vilem Bakirov. They were received by the JU Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Dorota Malec along with Dr hab. Piotr Bajor, Prof. UJ from the JU Institute of Political Science and Prof. Leszek Korporowicz from the JU Institute of Intercultural Studies.
Una Europa welcomes University College Dublin and Universität Zürich
On 9 May 2022, Una Europa announced that University College Dublin (UCD) and Universität Zürich (UZH) will join its alliance of leading European research universities.
Prof. Wojciech Nowak awarded with the Order of the Rising Sun
The Japanese government has made a decision to award former Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Wojciech Nowak with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for his contributions to Polish-Japanese cooperation. The decision was announced by the Embassy of Japan in Poland on 29 April 2022.
Rwandan Ambassador visits the Jagiellonian University
On 28 April 2022, the Jagiellonian University was visited by Rwandan Ambassador to Poland Prof. Anastase Shyaka. The diplomat was received by JU Rector Prof. Jacel Popiel along with JU Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Dorota Malec and JU Vice-Rector for Medical College Prof. Tomasz Grodzicki. After the meeting in Collegium Novum, the Ambassador took a tour of JU Museum Collegium Maius.
How the brain controls atherosclerosis
An international team of researchers working on the project ERA-Net-CVD PLAQUEFIGHT has discovered a way in which the brain might regulate the processes in blood vessels that are narrowed due to the build-up of atheromatous plaque. One of the participants of the project, Prof. Tomasz Guzik from the JU Faculty of Medicine, writes how this research could help treat heart disease in the future.
JU outperforms other Polish institutions in CWUR World University Rankings
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). Altogether, 40 Polish institutions were assessed in the ranking.
Fulbright internships for Jagiellonian University students
The Polish-American Fulbright Committee has announced the winners of this year's edition of the BioLAB programme. Fourteen students from the Jagiellonian University will get an year-long internship in one of four major research centres in Oklahoma, Chicago, Dallas and Charlottesville.
JU Faculty of Chemistry researchers to develop sustainable batteries
In early April, the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Chemistry joined the efforts in developing an efficient and sustainable battery. In an agreement signed by Prof. Wojciech Macyk, Dean of the Faculty, and Arild Skaaland, Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian company NorCelLi, both parties committed to carrying out a joint research project aimed to create the Climate Neutral Battery (CNB).
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.
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.
Free online Polish language course
The Jagiellonian University is organising a free online Polish language course for Ukrainian refugees. The classes will be held from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 9.00 a.m via the MS Teams platform.
Central Charity Collection Point
On March 30 the Jagiellonian University has established a permanent collection point for Ukrainian refugees and those in need in Ukraine at the Silesian College (al. Mickiewicza 3, ground floor, rooms 4 and 5). It will be open from Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
I Congress of Polish Translation Studies: Concepts – Methodologies – Actions
Polish translation studies is a vast, diverse, multifaceted, open and active research space, surprising not only because of its richness and self-awareness of its own history, multitude of methodological concepts, broad perspectives as well as wide variety and high precision of analytical tools, but also its vigorous activities aimed at reintegrating historically scattered branches of knowledge and increasing prestige within modern humanities.
Exhibition: Liberature in the Jagiellonian Library. A gift from Katarzyna Bazarnik and Zenon Fajfer
The Jagiellonian Library is hosting an exhibition of more than 120 unique items gifted in 2021 by Katarzyna Bazarnik and Zenon Fajfer. The full collection comprises 521 books and other written materials concerning the field of liberature. The exhibition is displayed as part of the Polish Library Week.
Visiting lectures by Prof. Andrés Martínez Moscoso
The JU Faculty of Law and Administration is hosting a series of guest lectures by the visiting professor Prof. Andrés Martínez Moscoso from Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador available to all Jagiellonian University students.
University Cooper Test
The Jagiellonian University Sports Office is holding the University Cooper Test for all members of the JU academic community and their family members. This endurance trial will help you examine the level of your physical fitness.
Citizen-centric eGovernment in the European Union
The conference is aimed to stimulate and initiate a scholarly debate involving academics and practitioners on the question whether information and communication technologies make European and domestic administrations more citizen-oriented?
13th Diplomatic Festival 'A Wind of Change - European Union in the Age of Global Uncertainty'
JU International Relations Student Academic Society invites you to attend the 13th edition of the Diplomatic Festival, which will be held online on 9-10 June 2022. The conference will be devoted to the issues, challenges and opportunities faced by the European Union in the near future.
JU Chain Experiment returns after lockdowns
For the 8th time, JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science will organise the Chain Experiment, a contest in which participants are challenged to build a device that will transport a metal ball from one place to another using as many physical laws and phenomena as possible. During the grand finale all the devices will be linked to form a chain and put into operation several times.
10th National Conference on Nanotechnology: KK-Nano 2022
On 3- July 2022, the 10th National Conference on Nanotechnology: KK-Nano 2022 will be held at the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science. Additionally, another edition of the School of Vacuum Techniques will be simultaneously hosted by the organisers in collaboration with MeasLine.
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.
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.