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Intellectual Property and New Technologies

Faculty of Law and Administration

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: English

profile: general academic

duration: 1.5 years (3 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Law

Programme description

Intellectual Property and New Technologies programme delivers comprehensive knowledge on the legal protection and commercial exploitation of new technologies. New technologies create new opportunities in life and science and build bridges between people from different countries and cultures. They also pose serious challenges, especially for the intellectual property law. The programme offers an extensive curriculum on the intellectual property law related to new technologies, considered from an international perspective. It adopts a comparative approach to IP regulations, with EU law serving as a main point of reference.

The programme is developed in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Its main focus is on the following issues: new technologies and patent law; copyright in the digital era; commercial communication in the context of trade marks, designs and unfair competition; data protection, privacy and personal rights on the Internet; Internet service providers’ liability; and more. The programme takes advantage of new technologies. Its first, non-residential semester is realised on-line, through a state-of-the-art e-learning platform. The remaining two residential semesters, which take place in Kraków, combine traditional lectures and seminars with e-learning.

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Information regarding Faculty

Intellectual Property and New Technologies programme is organized by the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

Jagiellonian University is the one of the oldest universities in Europe founded in 1364, and one of the best universities in Poland according to the national universities ranking, the only Polish and Eastern European higher education institution in Reuter’s Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities ranking. The Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University conducts the most innovative and efficient educational programme, confirmed by independent branch rankings for the best law faculty in Poland.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. As a specialized agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 191 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society’s evolving needs. It provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes. It delivers a policy forum to shape balanced international IP rules, global services to protect IP across borders and resolve disputes, technical infrastructure to connect IP systems and share knowledge, cooperation and capacity-building programs to enable all countries to use IP.

Patent Oficce of the Republic of Poland – the state administration agency, which in Poland is responsible for implementation of tasks connected with industrial property protection. The main responsibility of the Polish Patent Office is deciding on granting exclusive rights for industrial property objects. One of the basic tasks of the Polish Patent Office is keeping publicly accessible registers with information on the legal status of the protection of industrial property objects on the territory of Poland.

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Category A+ granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • 1st place in 2017-2020 and 2022, 2nd place in 2021 in the Ranking of Law Faculties prepared by 'Rzeczpospolita'
  • 1st place in 2017-2018 and 2021-2022, 2nd place in 2019-2020 in the Dziennik 'Gazeta Prawna' Ranking

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
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Studies are not all about education and participation in classes, they are also a great opportunity to develop your hobbies and interests. There are many research societies and student organizations working at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty-, and university-wide ones, which allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in interesting, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside of the lecture halls. There are several dozen research societies working at the Faculty of Law and Administration.

Students interested in international prospective of studying can take advantage of the opportunities offered by f.e. s Erasmus+ programme, SYLFF Association, Pan-European Seal Program or the European University Una Europa.

More than just studies

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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): 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: and

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):

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
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland


Graduates of the programme are well-prepared for working in international and domestic corporations and institutions active in the area of new technologies, or in non-governmental organisations. Their knowledge and competences may be of special value to those entrepreneurs and legal firms which operate in the demanding new technologies markets.

Further education possibilities


The study programme is conducted at the Intellectual Property Law Chair, a unit of the Faculty of Law and Administration. The Chair is located in the historic centre of Kraków. For more information, please contact:

ul. Józefa 19
31-056 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 427 59 42