Alma Mater

It is a Latin phrase meaning nourishing mother. Students used to give this name to their universities, which were giving them the spiritual food. In Poland only one university was honored to be called this way, it was Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the oldest one in Poland.

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University Quarter in the Krakow Old Town comprises the oldest buildings and collages of the Jagiellonian University. All of them are located in close neighbourhood to each other and are still in use today. The most significant points of the University Quarter are: Collegium Maius, Professors’ Garden and Collegium Novum. Collegium
Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University was established in 1364. It is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in the world. Today, Jagiellonian University is one of the most prestigious. Thousands of students draw inspiration from the legacy of University’s most famous alumni, such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Wislawa Szymborska and Karol Wojtyla (later Pope
Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
Beginnings of the Academy The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow was established in 1818. Initially, it functioned under the name School of Drawing and Painting as a  subdivision of the Department of Literature at the Jagiellonian University. It gained full autonomy in 1873 as the School of Fine Arts. The
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