Distinguished researcher and physician awarded with JU honorary doctorate
World-class specialist in the area of dermatology, pathomorphology and endocrinology Prof. Andrzej Tadeusz Słomiński has received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Jagiellonian University. The event took place on 1 December 2022 in the Collegium Maius Assembly Hall. The title was conferred upon Prof. Słomiński following a motion by the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology.
Inconsistencies in anti-COVID drug research results explained by JU scientists
Studies on using the previously existing medications in COVID treatment yielded inconsistent results. Researchers from the Jagiellonian University have indicated that these discrepancies could have been caused by random differences between treatment and control groups and improper statistical analysis, instead of errors in research practice.
JU students become Central European champions in team programming
A team of analytical computer studies from the JU Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, featuring Antoni Długosz, Grzegorz Gawryał and Jacek Salata, has won in the ICPC Central European Regional Contest, which took place on 26–27 November 2022 in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
ERC grant for studying the influence of AI on urban mobility
The European Research Council has announced the results of the Starting Grants 2022 call. One of its winners is Dr Rafał Kucharski from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. The researcher will investigate the influence of artificial intelligence on urban mobility, receiving 1.49 million euro for his five year-long project.
PhD students from the Jagiellonian University to carry out their research in the United States
The Polish-American Fulbright Commission has published the names of young researchers who will receive the Fulbright Junior Research Award 2023–24. Amongst more than a dozen grantees there are two PhD students from the Jagiellonian University: Aleksandra Synowiec from the JU Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology and Mateusz Kucab from the JU Doctoral School in the Humanities.
European Commission grant for JU Medical College
The European Commission has awarded over 5 million euro, including almost 400,000 for the Jagiellonian University Medical College, to an international research project I-CARE4OLD, the aim of which is to develop and validate prognostic algorithms using AI to predict health care outcomes and modify pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for the elderly living at home and in assisted living facilities.
JU researchers publish a paper on polyelectrolyte multilayer films and microcapsules
The journal Advances in Colloids and Interface Science has published a paper presenting the latest developments in the research on stimuli-responsive polyelectrolyte multilayer films and microcapsules co-written by scientists from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Chemistry in collaboration with Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
JU scientist discusses his European Research Council grant in Collegium Novum
On 9 November, JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel and JU Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Piotr Kuśtrowski met with one of the winners of this year’s European Research Council grant Dr hab. Dawid Pinkowicz, Prof. UJ. The JU Faculty of Chemistry researcher has received more than 1.7 million euro for his five year long project aimed to develop unique molecular photomagnets.
Almost 100 JU researchers ranked among world's top 2%
93 Jagiellonian University scholars have made their way onto the list of most influential scientists in the world published in 2022. The ranking, compiled by the University of Stanford in collaboration with Elsevier publishing house and SciTech Strategies company, assesses the overall research impact of scientists based on bibliometrics.
Marcin Grabowski re-elected as a member of the Executive Council of the CEEISA
Dr hab. Marcin Grabowski from the Institute of Political Science and International Relations has been re-elected as the member of the Executive Council of the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association (CEEISA) for the period from 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2025. He previously held this position from November 2019 till October 2022, succeeding Prof. Artur Gruszczak.
Una Europa 3rd Student Congress
Una Europa 3rd Student Congress, which took place at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, brought together 48 students representing the eight participating Una universities to focus on the vision of the University of the Future. During the three days of Student Congress (26th-28th October 2022), the participants were focusing on reimagining the idea of education in the future, improving student networks, and ensuring sustainability as a priority at all levels, all enclosed by the concept of Future UniLab, Una Europa’s think tank.
JU archaeologist’s work published by Lexington Books
The prestigious US publishing house has published the book Art in the Pre-Hispanic Southwest: An Archaeology of Native American Cultures authored by Prof. Radosław Palonka from the Faculty of History of the Jagiellonian University. What makes this publication unique is the fact that it is one of few books on Native American history published by European Researchers.
JU Medical College to receive nearly 550,000 euro for the EU NAVIGATE project
The European Commission has earmarked more than 5.7 million euro, including 541,875 euro awarded to the Jagiellonian University Medical College, for the purpose of carrying out the international research project EU NAVIGATE within the framework of Horizon Europe. It aim is to assess the NavCare-EU programme, designed to support elderly people suffering from cancer and their families.
Admissions to Foreign Law Schools
The Coordination Centre for Foreign Law Schools at the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University invites applications from candidates to Foreign Law School programmes.
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.
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.