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JU At A Glance

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JU at a glance

the Jagiellonian University

Why the Jagiellonian University?

  • ranked best in Poland
  • academic and employer reputation
  • proud to offer a broad range of degree programmes and summer schools
  • characterised by openness and high academic standards
  • participating in large scale projects and networks
  • striving for excellence in teaching and research
  • leading grant winner and successful in patent applications
  • promoting interdisciplinarity and internationalisation
  • exchanging academics and students accredited in federal and national aid programmes
  • assisting students in all kinds of practical matters
  • providing entertainment and sports activities
  • sharing knowledge, experience and friendship

• more than 650 years of academic tradition

• 16 faculties

• four campuses with state-of-the-art infrastructure

• 35 faculty libraries

• Jagiellonian Library, a public library, university library and a part of the Polish national library system – 5 million books and publications

• 94 study programmes and 158 specialities

• four university hospitals

• top rated in rankings of Polish universities

• one of the most popular university in Poland among Erasmus+ international students

• national leader in international co-operation

• more than 80% of the graduated find employment within three months of obtaining their diplomas

• best medical faculties in Poland

• one of the most innovative university in Poland and Eastern Europe

• university with the highest scientific potential

• Collegium Maius – the oldest university building (1400 AD), currently housing a museum with unique historical items, including scientific apparatus

The Jagiellonian University comprises 16 faculties...

• Faculty of Law and Administration

• Faculty of Medicine

• Faculty of Pharmacy

• Faculty of Health Sciences

• Faculty of Philosophy

• Faculty of History

• Faculty of Philology

• Faculty of Polish Studies

• Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science

• Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

• Faculty of Chemistry

• Faculty of Biology

• Faculty of Management and Social Communication

• Faculty of International and Political Studies

• Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology

• Faculty of Geography and Geology

...and 4 campuses throughout the city

  • The First Campus located in Kraków’s old town, with two most significant buildings: Collegium Novum and Collegium Maius

Facilities of the Faculties: Law and Administration, Philosophy, Polish Studies, Medicine, Health Sciences.

  • The Second Campus with Jagiellonian Library, Auditorium Maximum

Facilties of the Faculties: International and Political Studies, Philology.

  • The Third Campus, called the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Jagiellonian University Revival

Facilities of the Faculties: Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; Chemistry; Biology, Biochemistry; Biophysics and Biotechnology; Geography and Geology; Management and Social Communication as well as SOLARIS, MCB, JCET.

  • The Fourth Campus with medical facilities

Faculty of Pharmacy, University Hospital, Children’s University Hospital.

Promoting interdisciplinarity and internationalisation, JU has been involved in various international co-operation activities: research and educational projects, faculty and student exchange within bilateral agreements, Erasmus+Programme, SYLFF, summer schools, networks, innovation and technology transfer as well as diverse scholarship schemes.

The Jagiellonian University is an active participant of many international networks, such as:  

The Jagiellonian University is not only about studying and research. Follow JU Events calendar and stay tuned for all events planned for the nearest future. It is also worth your while to visit on the fascinating JU Museums.