How chemotherapy affects the vascular system of pregnant women with breast cancer
The latest issue of one of the leading medical journals, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, features a paper by a team from the Jagiellonian University Medical College led by Prof. Tomasz Guzik and Prof. Tomasz Grodzicki. In the paper, the researchers discuss how breast cancer chemotherapy may cause vascular damage, explaining how survivors of breast cancer most frequently pass away due to cardiovascular diseases.
New beamline opened in SOLARIS as part of international project
Last week an official opening ceremony for the ASTRA beamline (formerly SOLABS) was held in the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS. The new beamline is dedicated to measurements using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) in the energy range of 1 keV to 15 keV. The ceremony was attended by a number of distinguished guests, including the international team involved in the building of the beamline.
JU visited by the Ambassador of Columbia
On June 23 the JU Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Dorota Malec received the Ambassador of Columbia to Poland Assad José Jaterem Peña. The meeting participants, who also included the Honorary Consul of Columbia in Kraków Joanna Natasza Wais and the Head of JU International Relations Office Dr Izabela Zawiska, discussed, among other issues, various aspects of collaboration between the Jagiellonian University and Columbian higher education institutions, including Erasmus+ student and staff exchange.
Prof. Rett Ludwikowski and Prof. Walter Rechberger receive the Person of Merit award
The Person of Merit award is given by the JU Senate following a proposal by the University’s Rector in recognition of a great strength of character, outstanding achievements, contributions to the academic community as well as personal interest in the affairs of the Jagiellonian University. On 24 June, the award was presented to Prof. Rett Ludwikowski and Prof. Walter Rechberger.
Jagiellonian University will participate in building EIT Culture & Creativity
On 23 June, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology announced the winning team that will strengthen and transform Europe’s Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) by connecting creatives and organisations to Europe’s largest innovation network.
JU scientists to carry out joint projects with Slovenian partners
The National Science Centre has announced the results of the OPUS 22 + LAP/WEAVE call for proposals under which researchers at any stage of their research career could apply for funding of bilateral research projects carried out in international collaboration within the framework of WEAVE Programme.
JU MCB scientists publish an article in EMBO Molecular Medicine
Researchers from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University (JU MCB), together with Australian, Turkish and Canadian colleagues, have found a link between defects in the cellular protein production machinery and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), characterized by an inability to reach cognitive and motor milestones.
New study into the microbiological fingerprint of Kraków
The annual Global City Sampling Day will once again take place on June 21, 2022. Microbiological samples will be collected in cities around the world, including Kraków, which participates in this world-wide project thanks to scientists from the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University.
Ambassador of Panama opens an exhibition in JU Botanical Garden
On 15 June 2022 the exhibition “Biological and cultural diversity of Panama” was opened in the JU Botanical Garden by the JU Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Piotr Kuśtrowski and the Ambassador of Panama to Poland Javier Bonagas. The exhibition marks the 210th anniversary of the birth of Józef Warszewicz, an eminent 19th-century botanist, expert on tropical flora.
JU visited by the Ambassador of Japan to Poland
On June 13, the JU Vice-Rector for International Relations Prof. Dorota Malec received the Ambassador of Japan to Poland Miyajima Akio, who was accompanied by Makino Michiko, Director of the Department of Information and Culture at the Embassy.
ViroGenetics on the hunt for new coronaviruses in European animals
ViroGenetics research group from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology at the Jagiellonian University takes part in the international MUSECoV project: Multi-scale Eco-evolution of Coronaviruses: from surveillance toward emergence prediction.
Jagiellonian University rises in QS World University Ranking
The Jagiellonian University has moved up in the QS World University Ranking 2023, reaching its highest position on record. This year’s edition of one of the world’s most famous university rankings features an unprecedented number of Polish higher education institutions. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has once again held its position as the global leader.
JU chemists publish an article in a prestigious international journal
Researchers from the JU Faculty of Chemistry have recently published the paper “The lung surfactant activity probed with molecular dynamics simulations” in Advances in Colloid and Interface Science journal. The article summarises the results of long-term research on lung surfactant conducted by the JU scientists.
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.
5. Cosmology School in Kraków
The purpose of the 5th Cosmology School is to give an introduction to the current knowledge in cosmology, both in theory and observations. This School is intended for undergraduate, MSc and PhD students, as well as young postdoctoral researchers, interested in these fields.
‘Body’ International Academic Conference
The JU Classical Antiquity and its Heritage Student Society is organising the Interdisciplinary International Academic Conference ‘Body’, which will take place online on the Google Meet platform from 28 to 29 September 2022. The main topic of the conference is the relationship between Classical Antiquity and the body. The organisers invite proposals for fifteen-minute presentations from people representing diverse disciplines, backgrounds and perspectives.
Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations?
The Jagiellonian University Institute of Intercultural Studies and the Institute of Applied Linguistics of the University of Warsaw are organising the interdisciplinary conference Faces of postmemory 5 – conflict or negotiations? under the auspices of the Section of Heritage and Cultural Memory Studies of the Polish Ethnological Society.
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.