Online information session (presentation)
On the 21st-22nd of July Centre for European Studies held online information sessions with prospective and future students, where CES Staff shared information about:
- Jagiellonian University and Centre for European Studies
- Arrival to Poland
- Legalisation of the stay in Poland
- Academic Calendar
We would like to thank everyone for joining, and share the link to the presentation from the meeting.
Jagiellonian University ranked first in Poland by Perspektywy foundation
The Jagiellonian University topped the Polish higher education institutions ranking by the Perspektywy Education Foundation “Perspektywy 2020”. The second and third place were taken by the University of Warsaw and Warsaw University of Technology, respectively. The certificates were officially presented at a gala in Warsaw on 17 July.
The ranking is based on seven criteria: prestige (12 percent), research potential (15 percent), research effectiveness (28 percent), teaching and learning conditions (10 percent), internationalisation (15 percent), innovation (8 percent), and alumni’s position on the job market (12 percent), assessed using 29 different indicators, which makes it one of the most comprehensive and transparent educational rankings in the world, one of only four rankings awarded with the “IREG approved” certificate by the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.
According to the President of the Perspektywy Education Foundation Waldemar Siwiński, the ranking serves both as a guide for prospective students searching for universities best suited to their individual talents and ambitions and as a sort of mirror for the academic community, reflecting both its successes and shortcomings.
Since the beginning of the ranking the top position has been contested by the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw, both of which have taken either first or second place. This year, the list was topped by the Jagiellonian University, which scored 100 percent, followed by the University of Warsaw, which received 95.6 percent, and the Warsaw University of Technology, which took third place with 78.9 percent. The following places were taken by the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
In the accompanying ranking of study programmes, which takes into account 70 main fields of study, the Jagiellonian University won in 14 categories: Administration, Medical Analytics, Archaeology, Biology, Biotechnology (Master’s programme), Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Studies, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dental Medicine, Cosmetology, Nursing, Obstetrics, and Public Health.
Update regarding the extension of the deadline for tuition fees for educational services provided at the Jagiellonian University:
Due to the current situation, the Rector of JU issued a decision to postpone deadlines for the fees to be paid respectively in March, April and May 2020 as follows:
- in March 2020 - until May 31, 2020;
- in April 2020 - until June 30, 2020;
- in May 2020 - until July 31, 2020.
Recommendations on how to protect yourself from coronavirus:
We would like to inform you that the Jagiellonian University, following guidelines published by the Chief Sanitary Inspector, seeks to prevent infections with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
The most useful thing we can all do to help prevent the spread of disease is to follow basic health precautions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
- Keep at least 1-meter distance from people who are coughing or sneezing.
If you return from a region where coronavirus has appeared, and you have symptoms of the illness, or you had been in contact with a person who was affected by the illness, report about it to the sanitary-epidemiologic station via phone.
Information line of NFZ:
800 190 590 (for Polish numbers) or +48 22 12 56 600 (for foreign numbers)
+48 12 644 09 35;
+48 12 644 91 33;
+48 12 684 40 32;
+ 48 600 876 214 (24h/7)
If you suspect the infection with coronavirus you should:
- contact the appropriate regional sanitary and epidemiological station; Regional Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Kraków: Mon-Fri, 7:30 15:00, phone: 12 254 95 55; 667 881 188 (emergency);
- visit the nearest infectious diseases ward; Department of Infectious Diseases of the University Hospital in Kraków; ul. Jakubowskiego 2, phone: 12 400 20 47 or 12 400 20 20; firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to follow current announcements of the Chief Sanitary Inspector: https://gis.gov.pl/aktualnosci/ and comply with the instructions included.
We would also like to inform you that a medical check for the presence of COVID-19 and treatment including medicines, hospitalization are free of charge for all people who do not matter if they have insurance provided by the National Health Fund (NFZ).
You will not have to pay for any medical actions taken in relation to suspicion or the presence of COVID-19. That means as well that if your private health insurance is providing you reimbursement in case of COVID-19 diagnosis or treatment, you may still expect free public health care services.
COVID-19 is considered as a public, not an individual health threat. Keep in mind that the situation in other countries may differ.