Pontifical University of John Paul II (PUJPII)

The Pontifical University of John Paul II inCracow conducts its scholarly and didactic activity at five Faculties: of Theology, Philosophy, History and Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences and also at Interfaculty Institutes: of Bioethics, and of Ecumenism and Dialogue. The Centre for Studying the Thought of John Paul II also ranks as an interfaculty school. Main fields of study hold the Certificate in Education Quality issued by the Conference of the Rectors of the Polish Universities in recognition of their high education quality.

University is member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC) and of the European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE), of the Conference of the Rectors of the Polish Universities (KRUP) and of the Conference of the Rectors of Polish Academic Schools (KRASP).

The University is involved in cooperation with several universities abroad by organizing exchanges of students and guest lectures by foreign professors. These are: theRuhrUniversityinBochum, thePázmányPéterCatholicUniversityinBudapest, Aarhus School of Journalism,VilniusUniversity, The University of Graz, and theUniversityofPreszowand the Catholic University of Ruzomberok. The Pontifical University of John Paul II is an excellent forum and common ground for debates, exchanges and meetings of experts and authorities. The University seeks to provide an excellent academic and professional education in a caring environment. Our main concern is to maintain high standards of teaching:

  • to encourage and help our students develop their potential by creating a stimulating environment in which they acquire;
  • to combine rigorous requirements with a caring, individual approach;
  • to enhance our student’s sense of civic responsibility and foster student participation in university life and in the community at large by encouraging volunteer work and community service;
  • to affirm the equal value and dignity of all by meeting the personal, social, intellectual, moral and spiritual needs of each individual;
  • to provide students with the necessary tools to adapt to changes in the world around them;
  • to develop the technological self-confidence of our students by providing up-to-date knowledge of modern developments through the establishment of strong links with industry, commerce and the service sector