Jagiellonian University in Krakow is one of the biggest and highest rated universities in Poland. Established in 1364 by king Casimir the Great, it is the second oldest university in Central Europe, with a nearly 650 year tradition of educating and conducting academic research. It runs its activities in accordance with the Great Chart of European Universities and is a signatory of Polish Universities for Quality Education Agreement. Currently, it has nearly 45,000 students and over 7,000 staff.
Situated in a beautiful city of Krakow, considered the cultural capital of Poland, the university shapes an inspiring, dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment. It has a strongly international profile which offers both students and researchers/teachers major opportunities for participation in regional and worldwide academic networks. Having a long-lasting experience in hosting students and staff from abroad, the university places a strong emphasis on increasing its links with its international partners and developing international programmes taught in English.
When you are not studying, Krakow offers many excellent, affordable leisure activities. There are some 500 pubs, 50 museums, about 100 private galleries, several movie theatres and countless food and shopping places within walking distance of the university.
To learn more about Jagiellonian, go to: http://www.uj.edu.pl/
To learn more about Krakow and nearest surroundings, go to: http://www.transatlantic.uj.edu.pl/main.php?id=31
To learn more about Poland, go to: http://en.poland.gov.pl/