Jagiellonian University in Kraków, founded in 1364, is Poland’s oldest and one of its best universities.
In addition to excellent education and science, it actively promotes innovation and technology transfer. It was listed number one in Nature's 2016 Index of Rising Stars among 25 leading universities in Central-Eastern Europe. Jagiellonian also ranked amongst Europe’s most innovative universities in Reuters' Top 100 (the only university from Poland and from Eastern Europe to make the list). At the junction of fundamental and applied science, stands its unique National Center for Electromagnetic Radiation (SOLARIS), equipped with the world’s most advanced synchrotron facility.