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University of Agriculture in Krakow


About University


University of Agriculture in Krakow is the only agricultural university in Poland. The history of the university started in 1890 when it was the part of the Jagiellonian University where agricultural and forest sciences developed.

Today, after fifty years of the University functioning as an independent institution more than 1400 people work in the university including more than 100 professors. More than 13000 students study stationary. Agricultural University trains specialists in the following areas: agriculture, forestry, biology, animal sciences, veterinary, environmental protection, biotechnology, environmental engineering, food technology, mechanical engineering, economics, and management.

The main objective of the University of Agriculture in Krakow as the institution of higher education is educating experts who would find employment in the widely understood food and forest economies and specialists in environmental protection. The University aims to prepare professionals able to meet the challenges of contemporary sustainable development based on ecological rules of management and utilization of the Earth’s resources.


  • University of Agriculture in Krakow consists of 11 faculties:
  • Agriculture and Economics
  • Animal Sciences
  • Environmental Engineering and Geodesy
  • Food Technology
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Production Engineering and Energetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Landscaping
  • University Center of Veterinary Medicine (joint faculty with Jagiellonian University)
  • Branch Faculty of Economy in Rzeszów

Student Life in Krakow


Kraków is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River, the city dates back to the seventh century. The beautiful city of Krakow, the former capital of Poland, is a dreamland for those with a fascination for architecture and is a great destination for history buffs. Simply strolling the quaint streets of its Old Town will immerse you in its past and get you acquainted with buildings made under the Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods of the country. You can also visit the harrowing remnants of the ghetto, Schindler’s Enamel Factory, and the ruins of former concentration camps to learn about city life back in World War II and see how far the city has come and how it evolved into the lively hub for art and education that it is today.



University of Agriculture has 3 campuses close to the center of Krakow, 4 modern dormitories with an overall number of 1560 places, a library as well as canteens providing favorable conditions for science and residence of students. In the dormitories, there are single, double and triple rooms with an area of ​​approximately 15-20 m2. Their equipment includes everything necessary for a comfortable life and study, namely: beds, writing tables with lamps, shelves and cabinets for personal belongings. The rooms have internet access.



Research constitutes an inseparable part of the University activities. Two main areas may be distinguished, i.e. research projects realized as grants and the European Union programs where the objectives are determined by the author of a project or by the contracting agency. The other comprises projects implemented as statutory activities. These projects should be strictly connected with a widely understood didactic process and support it. Participation in extensive research programs, also international ones and adopting information technologies to assist the development of agriculture should build up the importance and strengthen the University identity both in Poland and abroad.

University develops in many directions through:

  • adjustment of traditional fields of studies to future needs of agriculture and natural environment through modifications of present teaching programs to meet the expectations of the young generation and match the socio-economic changes in Poland and in the EU;
  • seeking new lines of teaching and research which can develop in the future;
  • concern for the dynamic development of staff capable of conducting research on a world level in all disciplines represented at the University;
  • organizational changes allowing for successful training of students, conducting research activities, and simultaneously properly utilizing the University resources.


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