Jagiellonian University (JU)

Jagiellonian University (JU)

Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great, is the oldest university in Poland and one of the world’s oldest existing universities in continuous operation. Located in the historic city of Krakow, the prestigious university has a long and important history of “serving as a guardian of Polish culture and identity and educating successive generations of Poles, as well as members of other nations, significantly contributing to the intellectual heritage of Europe.” Being home to international scholars since its early days, JU has established itself as a global institution from the beginning. Today, the university houses 16 faculties that offer more than 150 fields of study for the university’s large student body. Among JU’s most notable alumni are Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II.

650Jagiellonian University celebrated its 650th anniversary in 2014

#1JU Medical College has been repeatedly recognized as the best medical school in Poland

90%Almost 90% of JU students find employment in less than three months after graduation