About us

The Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University (JU IS) is one of the most important centres of sociology in Poland. For 50 years, it has been employing lecturers who are highly regarded both nationally and internationally, educating young people to prepare them for responsible participation in the labour market and in the social world, carrying out important research and scientific projects, and cooperating with the local community and an increasing number of partners in the international network.

The Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University offers studies in the fields of sociology and social work.

Our offer and the quality of undertaken activities are appreciated in the national rankings of universities, where we take top positions every year.

We are a community of students, doctoral students and employees who share a passion, an extraordinary view of the world and a sociological imagination!

Universities' ranking

Sociology at the Jagiellonian University took the third place in Poland in this year's ranking by Perspektywy magazine (see more: PERSPEKTYWY 2019) This means that our sociology is the best not only in Kraków, but also in the whole south Poland! The only institution in Poland to score more points than us in the field of sociology was the University of Warsaw. We congratulate the winner, and are ready for a tough competition next year!