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Earth Sciences in a Changing World

Faculty of Geography and Geology

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: English

profile: general academic

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

main discipline: Earth and Environmental Sciences

second-cycle programme

not available

Programme description

Earth Sciences in a Changing World is an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme that offers a rigorous international and comparative perspective on the contemporary global system. Its mission is to foster creative thinking about complex global problems and to equip students with the analytical tools and cross-cultural understanding to guide them in that process. The main goal of the programme is to provide basic knowledge in geography, geology and anthropogenic transformations in the environment and their impact on the lives of local communities and global change. Students gain the ability to observe and interpret phenomena and conduct basic analytical work both individually and teamwork. They also develop adaptability to changing socio-economic environment, civic responsibility and independence.

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Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Geography and Geology started its activity in 2017. It is one of the youngest faculties at the oldest Polish university, which, drawing on tradition, uses modern solutions. It has the A category granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, fields of studies conducted at the faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy”.

Research conducted by scientists from the Faculty of Geography and Geology uses the potential of geographic and geological sciences. It is carried out taking into account the current problems, dilemmas of civilization, and the needs of modern human. The areas of interest of research projects are human impact on the environment, artificial intelligence, sustainable development, or the study of Mars.

The premises of the Faculty of Geography and Geology are located on the territory of the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The faculty consists of two institutes: Institute of Geography and Spatial Management and Institute of Geological Sciences. Classes are taught in the faculty's buildings with the use of the cutting-edge research and didactic infrastructure (i.e., specialized laboratories and laboratories with analysis equipment) in the form of field activities in Poland and abroad.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Category 'A’ of Faculty by classification of Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Curriculum overview

Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support

internationalstudents.uj.edu.pl
iso@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support

stypendia.uj.edu.pl
stypendia@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations work at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Utrecht Network, exchange programmes within Bilateral Agreements or European university Una Europa, or participate in a domestic mobility programme called MOST.

More than just studies

All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support

welcome.uj.edu.pl
welcome@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl. Admissions Office is responsible for the admission process at the Jagiellonian University. In case of questions regarding admission, contact the Office directly or visit websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.

Information regarding admission to this study programme, including qualification rules, admission and tuition fee, schedule, required documents and information on final result calculation, are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl

Transfer from other university or study programme

Transfer from other university or other study programme is possible, with the consent of the dean: after finishing a first year of studies and fulfilling additional conditions described by the Faculty Council. In case of questions regarding a transfer, contact the unit in charge of study programme directly.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support

biurokarier.uj.edu.pl
kariery@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Graduates

The graduate of Earth Sciences in a Changing World programme has good preparation in the field of geography and geology and the ability to identify and describe the anthropogenic changes that occur in the environment. A graduate can assess the natural, social and economic impacts of natural and anthropogenic changes in the environment. Additionally, has mastered the basic methods of the environmental management and principles of the sustainable development. The graduate can independently observe, interpret and predict phenomena, suggest a positive solution and prepare expertise.

Further education possibilities

  • Second-cycle programme
  • Post diploma programme

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

promocja.uj.edu.pl
wycieczki@uj.edu.pl

Offer for school

The following events are conducted in Polish – to find out about the offer for English-speaking audience, please get in touch with the organizer directly. Additionally, due to the current pandemic, some faculty and university events may be canceled or conducted in a form other than that described below.

We invite all schools to a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.

The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.

Contact

Study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Geography and Geology, which is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:

studia.ing@uj.edu.pl

ul. Gronostajowa 3a, room 1.08
30-387 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 43 55

wgig.uj.edu.pl/escw