Founded in 1364 Jagiellonian University in Kraków is the oldest and one of the largest
universities in Poland. Today, the Jagiellonian University comprises 16 Faculties, where
nearly 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to over 40
thousand students, within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study. The
eminent researchers and state-of-the-art infrastructure make the JU one of the leading
Polish scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centres from all over the
world. The Jagiellonian University is also home to about 150 student societies, where
young researchers pursue their academic interests and develop friendships with people
who share their passion.
Some of the Jagiellonian University students and academics have been major historical
figures, including world famous scholars, such as Nicolaus Copernicus or Karol Olszewski, as well as Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II.
Jagiellonian University is located in the historic city of Kraków, the former capital of
Poland and a great cultural centre, visited by millions of tourists. Some of the University
buildings are major historical sites themselves.