Lectures at Jagiellonian University to be given remotely: rector

With the beginning of the new academic year, lectures at Jagiellonian University in Kraków will be given remotely, while practicals will be held both online and in a traditional way, said the rector-elect of the facility, professor Jacek Popiel.

During Tuesday's press conference, Mr Popiel stated that final decisions were still to be made depending on the epidemic situation and after consultation with the government's representatives.

According to Prof. Popiel, first-year students in particular should be entitled to attend classes in university buildings.

The enrolment process at Jagiellonian University starts on Wednesday and will be carried out electronically via the website irk.uj.edu.pl. Candidates will be able to register until August 23, while the enrolment results will be announced on August 31. As for graduate studies, the first round of enrolment will last until July 13, and the results will be announced on July 21. The recruitment fee stands at PLN 85 - PLN 100 for each registration.

As in the previous year, the condition of enrollment will be the result of the high school-leaving examination (matura) at an advanced and bilingual level in the case of foreign languages.

Over 15,000 places for full-time course subjects and nearly 2,700 spots for extramural studies are available for candidates in the upcoming academic year. The university plans to launch six new faculties.

The Kraków facility ranks among the very top Polish universities. It is one of only two facilities from Poland that in 2019 were included in the famous Shanghai Ranking - the list of top 500 universities in the world.