History, Affiliations and Rankings
Jagiellonian University in Karkow, Poland has origins tracing back to the mid-14th century when King Casimir III The Great realised that the country needed a class of educated people like lawyers who could arrange the country’s laws and administer the courts. The oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest universities in Europe, Jagiellonian University was established as The Studium Generale and then, comprised of only three faculties, of Medicine, Liberal Arts and Law then. Today, it is a modern, international university educating over 40,000 students from around the world. Jagiellonian University is affiliated with the Coimbra Group, EAIE, Europaeum, European Universities Association (EUA), Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, IRUN, Una Europa and the Utrecht Network. It ranks in bracket #501-600 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, at #293 in QS World University Rankings and at #320 in Best Global Universities Rankings by US News and World Report for the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Jagiellonian University offers a broad range of study programs across its 15 Faculties and 2 Centres of specialization. Some of the specializations offered include Polish Studies, Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Philosophy, Philology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Mathematics, Management and Social Communication, Law and Administration, Health Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Humanities and Social Sciences and more. The university is home to one of Poland’s largest libraries with almost 6.5 million volumes. The library provides access to a very wide range of books and manuscripts from around the world. Students also have access to the Students Centre for Support and Adaptation. This allows students to approach mental health professionals and manage mental health issues in a healthy manner.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Jagiellonian is the 13th oldest university in the world, known to be a pioneer of medical research that has led to the development of novel treatments in Cardiac Surgery, Neurology, Urology and more. The research conducted by faculty at the University has been published in prestigious international journals. The vast alumni network of the Jagiellonian University includes notable names such as John Cantius (1390–1473), scholastic, theologian, Jan Dugosz (1415–1480), historian and chronicler and Albert Brudzewski (1445–c.1497), astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and diplomat.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Individuals differ from each other when it comes to their ethnic, cultural or religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, abilities or disabilities, previous education and academic discipline. The Jagiellonian University believes that all members of the community should be able to bridge these differences. This would lead to greater creativity and talent development. Capgemini, HSBC, Shell, Philip Morris International, Ernst and Young, Cisco, Hays, Revolut and other corporations recruit graduates from Jagiellonian University.