Jagiellonian University of Kraków

In 1364 the University in Kraków was founded by king Casimir the Great. Chronologically speaking, it was the second such institutions in Central Europe, after the University of Prague. The university's refoundation by queen Jadwiga and king Władysław Jagiełło in 1400 marked the beginning of its Golden Age.

The structure of the Jagiellonian University comprises 15 faculties: The Faculties of Law and Administration; Philosophy; History; Philology; Polish Studies; Physics; Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science; Mathematics, and Computer Science; Chemistry; Biology, and Earth Sciences; Management, and Social Communication; International, and Political Studies; Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology and three of the Collegium Medicum: The Faculties of Medicine (including Dentistry), Pharmacy, and Health Protection.

The Jagiellonian University educates on the three levels: Ordinary, Masters, and Doctoral, following the principles of the Bologna Process. There are well over a hundred degrees and specialties available in Polish, as well as over a dozen in English. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been implemented in all courses and specialties, enabling trouble-free linking of studies at UJ with studies in other European countries. Together with the development of co-operation with a number of universities worldwide, this has enabled a great increase in student mobility.

Ever more frequently there are foreign-language lectures, in addition to lectures given by foreign academics included in study programmes, for instance in the sphere of mathematics at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, within the framework of the School of Foreign Law (German, American, and French) at the Faculty of Law and Administration, or the School of Medicine in English at the Jagiellonian University.

On 18 December 2013 the Senate of the Republic of Poland announced that 2014 will be the year of the Great Jubilee of the Jagiellonian University.




Via Savonarola, 9
44121 - Ferrara

E-mail: international@unife.it
Tel: +39 0532 293200
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