JU PhD student to compete at Beijing 2022
For the second consecutive time, the academic community of the Jagiellonian University will be represented at the Winter Olympics. Weronika Biela-Nowaczyk, a doctoral student of the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science is one of 57 Polish athletes who will soon compete at Beijing 2022.
Polish-Portuguese research will lead to better understanding of chiral medicine
The JU Chiroptical Spectroscopy Group led by Prof. Agnieszka Kaczor, together with Prof. Igor Reva and his collaborators at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, have received funding to implement a bilateral Polish-Portuguese project dedicated to the organisation, chiral recognition and chiral selection in drug-liposome systems studied using chiroptical spectroscopy and molecular modeling.
James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready to work
We can be almost certain: it’s a success. In January 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope has completed all the main stages of its deployment in space after its launch in December 2021. It lasted for a few weeks, but it’s nothing compared to nearly 26 years of designing, construction and testing which preceded it.
Yiyu Chen chosen one of the best international students in Poland
Yiyu Chen from China, student of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University won a special award in the 12th Interstudent contest for the best international students in Poland. The award gala will be held this week during the conference “International Students in Poland 2022”, hosted by the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.
A copy of Mazepa Bible donated to the Jagiellonian University
The Jagiellonian University Institute of the Middle and Far East has received a copy of Hetman Ivan Mazepa Gospels, published in 1708 in Aleppo. The publication od this work strengthened the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s relations with the Orthodox Patriarchs of Jerusalem, Alexandria and Antioch, strongly confirming its membership in the world Christian community.
77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Online research session at JU
27 January 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. On this occasion, the Jagiellonian University academic community will be organising an online version of the usual research conference in Collegium Novum in the form of pre-recorded speeches and lectures.
JU Rector’s letter to the academic community of the Jagiellonian University
In response to the rising tide of COVID-19 cases, JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel has introduced a more restrictive set of measures regarding security and safety at the Jagiellonian University. He lists these measures in his letter to the academic community, which is available for reading in this article.
Using human faeces in agriculture
Can human faeces be used as a fertiliser? Should such a method be considered part of sustainable agriculture. Dr hab. Agnieszka Pajdak Stós from the Institute of Environmental Sciences of the JU Faculty of Biology will shed more light on this issue.
Jagiellonian University commended for its activities concerning gender equality
The publication Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans, published by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, commends the Jagiellonian University’s Department of Security, Safety and Equal Treatment for actively working towards gender equality within the University.
Una Europa welcomes Leiden University
2022 is off to a good start for Una Europa, as the alliance of leading research universities welcomes a new member from the Netherlands. Leiden University and other Una Europa partners will draw on their collective strengths to shape the future of Europe through innovative education, research, and international exchange.
JU researchers unveil programmable biological cages
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now all too familiar with the capabilities that nanoscale protein containers (also known as cages) can exhibit. Viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 have a protein shell that encloses their genetic material and plays a key role in protecting it and transporting it between cells.
Dr Małgorzata Benedyk-Machaczka awarded in the Small Grant Scheme call
Developing a universal molecular probe for the PD-L1 protein in order to facilitate the diagnostics of various types of cancer is the main aim of the project led by Dr Małgorzata Benedyk-Machaczka from the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology. The research project will be funded within the framework of the Small Grant Scheme by the Polish National Centre for Research Development as part of the Norway Grants.
New ERC grants awarded to JU research projects
JU scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology are among the winners of the prestigious Starting Grant programme of the European Research Council (ERC). The list of this year’s grant recipients, published on 10 January 2022, consists of 397 researchers from 22 European countries, who were selected out of more than 4 thousand applicants.
University New Year’s Concert - CALLED OFF
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Jacek Popiel has decided to call off the University New Year’s concert which was to be held on 5 February 2022. The event will be postponed to a later date, to be announced in due course.
30th Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity at JU
Sunday, 30 January 2022 will mark the 30th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Money collected during the event will be spent on state-of-the-art medical equipment for diagnosing and treating eye conditions in children. Yet another time, the Jagiellonian University will house Collection Centre No. 2334, which will be located in the JU Centre for Academic Support at ul. Ingardena 6. Additionally, a collection box will be available at JU Merchandise at ul. Jagiellońska 15.
Student evaluation of courses
JU students and doctoral students are welcome to take part in the evaluation of courses they have attended. The survey data and especially the opinions on merits and weaknesses of specific lectures and classes gives the academics a valuable feedback on their work and enables the authorities of university units to reward the best academic teachers.
In the Borderlands between Worlds
The exhibition in the JU Nature Education Centre (NEC) consists of works by artists from Wrocław, Gdańsk, and Kraków, related to selected items from the NEC collection and collections from botanical gardens, as well as various zoological, palaeontological, mineralogical, botanical and archaeological exhibits.
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.
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.
Practicing Japan. 35 years of Japanese Studies in Poznań and Kraków
The Department of Japanology of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań and the Department of Japanese and Chinese Studies of the Jagiellonian University are organising an international academic conference Practicing Japan. 35 years of Japanese Studies in Poznań and Kraków, to be held on 24‒26 March 2022 remotely on the MS Teams platform.
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.