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Jagiellonian University

Aware of the incredible value of the internationalization of the academic comunity, the Jagiellonian University aims to meet the expectations of candidats from abroad and widens its offer of programmes in foreign languages every year. For the past few years, the JU has consistently occupied top positions in various rankings of the best universities in Poland.

Master's Programmes

About

History

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe (est. 1364).Today, it consists of 16 faculties, including 3 medical faculties, which make up the Medical College. The University provides education to almost 44 000 students. 

Education

The JU offers professionally focused courses in over 80 areas of the most notable academic disciplines.

The University offers study programmes in foreign languages on every level of education: 1st-cycle (licencjat, Bachelor), long-cycle and 2nd-cycle (magister, Master), 3rd- cycle (doctoral) and non-degree post-diploma courses in the field of humanities, social, natural, exact and medical sciences, most of them carried out in Polish and English. There are also study programmes available in German, Russian and Ukrainian.

The Jagiellonian University's offer includes study programmes where part of the programmes is completed at partner universities (double diploma programmes).

Research

  • The Jagiellonian University carried out 1,027 research projects, including 47 international projects,of which almost one third are led by young researchers
  • The Jagiellonian University researchers acquired a funding for 270 new projects, including 11 international projects worth EUR 1, 147,119.97 and USD 38,400 and subsidies on domestic projects worth PLN 120,857,542.24
  • In the years 2014-2016, the Jagiellonian University has obtained patent protection for 85 inventions (36 in Poland and 49 abroad), and also initiated a procedure to seek a legal monopoly for 230 consecutive ones (36 Polish patents pending and 162 international patents pending). 

Career

The goal of the Careers Service is to offer JU students and alumni assistance and support in an effective job search and career development by:

  • providing access to tailor-made career advice,
  • organising and conducting training for job seekers,
  • providing information about jobs and educational market,
  • conducting research projects,
  • being professional, impartial and discreet.
According to the research conducted by the JU Careers Service, a majority of Jagiellonian University alumni find employment no later than three months after graduation. Nearly 83% of students are satisfied with the curriculum of their study programme.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
388
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
401
2017
401
2016
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
411 50
2018
461 -30
2017
431
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
601
2018
601
2017
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The International Cooperation Section is responsible for:

  • supporting activities related to initiating and coordinating international cooperation of the Jagiellonian University with universities and research institutions at the university level;
  • preparing bilateral agreements on scientific cooperation realised at the university level;
  • providing support to JU units interesting in signing cooperation agreements on faculty and institute level;
  • organising trainings and meetings for international relations officers from partner universities;
  • editing the IRO's periodical Newsletter;

Housing services

Students can apply for accommodation in one of the university halls of residence with over 3,000 residents.

Library services

The Jagiellonian Library System comprises the main research library and the libraries of JU faculties and departments.

Thanks to an exceptionally rich collection of Polish books published in Poland and abroad, the Jagiellonian Library is regarded as a national repository.

Student Life

Campus life

The Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Jagiellonian University Revival, known as the Third Campus and located in Pychowice, in the eastern part of Kraków, consists of modern buildings housing departments of science, natural science and Faculty of Management and Social Communication. The enlargement of the campus ground (by more than 100,000 m2) will help to make a proper use of the JU research and educational potential. As the Campus borders with the Kraków Technology Park and the Kraków Special Economic Zone, which is unique in Poland and in Eastern Europe, it allows for the development of close relationships between higher education and business.

Student Reviews

Jagiellonian Learning
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
The programme is very demanding and a lot of people drop out. If you are a language lover like me though, you'll find your way here. The teachers mostly speak flawless British English and are really engaged in what they're doing. The university is really beautiful and it's the oldest one in Poland, from the XIV century. The cost of living can be overwhelming but it's possible to apply for unive...
Cognitive Science
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
It was ok. A lot of philosophy classes.
Public administration UJ
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I enjoy studing at Jagiellonian Univercity because the program of my studies allows me to choose what I would like to learn. There are some obligatory subjects and the others I can choose. I also like to enjoy the events organised by students.