The process leading to the foundation of the Institute of European Studies began in 1993 with the establishment of the Inter-faculty Department of European Studies, at the Jagiellonian University. In 1999 the Department was transformed into the Centre for European Studies within the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University. In 2001 the Centre was incorporated into the structure of the Institute of Regional Studies - a unit of the newly established Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. In 2004 the Centre was transformed into the Institute of European Studies.
The Institute offers first- and second-cycle programmes as well as non-degree post-diploma studies. European Studies are the main field of study. Besides, there are two specialties: German Studies (since 2008) and Knowledge about the Holocaust and totalitarianism (since 2011).
Director of the Institute of European Studies:
dr hab Krzysztof Koźbiał, prof. UJ
Deputy Director for teaching:
dr Mirosław Natanek
Dean's representative at the Institute of European Studies for research and cooperation:
dr Magdalena Góra
Head of administration:
mgr inż. Monika Nowak
Our position in the world of science and education
Our highly qualified scientific staff (44 research and teaching staff members) presents an interdisciplinary approach to study and dynamically joins the processes of Europeanization and internationalization of science. The Institute of European Studies team comprises experienced researchers - experts in the field they present, authors of significant European studies publications (in Polish and English) and scholarship holders of prestigious research programmes. Thanks to many years of international cooperation of our staff, the Institute has conducted a record number of European and national research projects, education and training grants (over 90), including the most important of them funded by the European Commission: Horizon 2020, Jean Monnet Networks, Erasmus Mundus. Our administrative staff specialize in managing international research and education projects.
Our programmes: interdisciplinary, European, international
The Institute of European Studies has a rich educational offer. About 500 students study with us annually. We accept nearly 100 Erasmus students, and about 60 students leave for Erasmus programmes in other European countries every year. In addition to full-time undergraduate and graduate studies in European Studies and postgraduate studies in "Cultural Diplomacy" in Polish language, we offer the broadest offer of international programmes taught in English at the Jagiellonian University.
At the first-cycle studies in Polish, we offer three specialities: Analyst of phenomena and processes, Expert in social organizations and German studies.
At the second-cycle studies in Polish, students can choose the following specialities: Expert in phenomena and processes, Expert in social organizations and Expert in public and cultural diplomacy.
As part of English-taught programmes, on the undergraduate level, we offer:
- BA in European Studies: Politics and Society in a Global Context;
- Una Europa Joint Bachelor of Arts in European Studies (BAES);
- Study Abroad programme.
On the graduate level, we offer MA in European Studies with three study tracks:
- EU Studies;
- Central and Eastern European Studies;
- European Culture and Heritage.
We offer study programmes in English that allow students to obtain double/joint diplomas from renowned European universities, such as:
- The double degree MA in Economy, State and Society;
- The double degree MA in European Studies / MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies ;
- The double degree MA in European Studies / Law and Politics;
- Erasmus Mundus Double Master Degree in Central & East European, Russian & Eurasian Studies;
- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme;
- Erasmus Mundus MA in Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context.
We also run educational programmes with the universities of Padova and Strasbourg, and we offer a joint Master's degree programme in international relations: Europe from a Visegrad perspective.
Graduates prepared to work in the world of international relations
Our graduates get jobs in renowned European institutions and international organizations, undergo internships in Poland and abroad, enter the ranks of public administration, become diplomats, and work in NGOs and the cultural sector, as well as in international corporations. They are educated professionals who move freely in the global environment.