Jagiellonian University, known in the past under a variety of different names including the 'University of Krakow', the 'Krakow Academy', the 'Main Crown School', and the 'Main School of Krakow' was established in 1364 by Casimir III the Great. It is the oldest university in Poland, the second oldest university in Central Europe, and one of the oldest universities in the world.
The University has been through hard times. It was almost closed when the Krakow was occupied by the forces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Partitions of Poland in eighteenth century. It was closed during World War II and 184 of its professors were deported to concentrations camps. In the post-war era its academics were suppressed by the Communist authorities and the University languished until the post-Communist era. In 2006, The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Jagiellonian University as Poland's top university.
Did you know...
One of Krakow's most famous residents and one of Jagiellonian University's most famous alumnus, was Karol Jozef Wojtyla, better known to history as Pope John Paul II.
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