Jagiellonian University

Contact: Ryszard Laskowski

Founded in 1364, the Jagiellonian University (UJ – Uniwersytet JagielloĊ„ski) is one of oldest European universities and the most prestigious one in Poland, housing almost 4000 scientists and 40 000 students. The project will be performed at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (www.eko.uj.edu.pl), a leading research and educational institution in its field and the European Community Center of Excellence. The main fields of studies at the Institute are: evolutionary biology, physiological ecology, biodiversity in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, ethology, plant-microorganisms interactions, ecotoxicology and stress ecology. The Institute is also active in environmental monitoring, nature conservation and ecological education. There are 44 academic staff working at the Institute, including 13 professors, 8 associate professors (dr hab.), and 23 assistant professors and research assistants (PhD). The following curricula are taught at the Institute: Biology, Biology with Geography, and Environmental Conservation. Approximately 50 PhD students participate actively in research and teaching every year. The Institute is well equipped with modern analytical instruments, including two atomic absorption spectrometers, CHNOS Spectra Autoanalyzer, Jeway AES, 30-channel microrespirometer MicroOxymax, DNA-sequencer, PCRs, laminar chambers, computer-linked microscopes, microbalances, etc. A number of walk-in climatic chambers with regulated temperature, humidity and light-dark regime are available for experiments. You will also like the friendly atmosphere and the location of the Institute at the new university campus.

CREAM projects hosted by the Jagiellonian University: