Jagiellonian joins Europaeum
The University's reputation was established in the 1400s under its distinguished first Rector, Stanislaw of Skarbimierz, author of De Bello Iusto. Today the Jagiellonian boasts some 41,000 students, some 6,000 academic subjects and offers courses in 44 disciplines. It helps to define the city of Krakow, and is emerging as an important hub for regional development.
The partnership between the Jagiellonian and the Europaeum was sealed last November at a meeting between the three Krakow Vice-Rectors and the Europaeum's Secretary General. Dr Paul Flather gave a talk on university technology transfer at an international economics conference in Krakow, and it is now hoped that the Europaeum will coordinate a special event on the same theme in Krakow in 2006.
The Jagiellonian is currently completing work on a new campus, which will double the university's capacity, and the Europaeum has agreed to support a major international event planned to inaugurate the site and
Professor Maria Nowakowska, Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, stated that the university "look[s] forward to developing a successful and very productive partnership [with] the Europaeum."