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Professor Jacek Popiel elected the 306th Rector of the Jagiellonian University

Professor Jacek Popiel elected the 306th Rector of the Jagiellonian University

The incumbent Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Financial Management Prof. Jacek Popiel will become the new Rector of the Jagiellonian University, after 193 out of 227 members of the electoral college voted for him on 12 May 2020. Due to the pandemic, the election took place online.

The current Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Wojciech Nowak has led the University for two terms of office, and hence was not eligible for re-election. Prof. Jacek Popiel was the only candidate for the office after his rival, the incumbent Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds Prof. Stanisław Kistryn, withdrew from his candidacy.

The 306th Rector of the Jagiellonian University was chosen by the electoral college consisting of 227 people, representing all members of the JU academic community. 193 electors voted for Prof. Popiel, 15 voted against him, and 11 refrained from vote. The new JU Rector will take up office on 1 September 2020.

Biographical information on Prof. Jacek Popiel is available at this link.

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