History and Structure of CES

The Centre for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University traces its history to the founding of the Inter-Faculty ‘Unit' (Zakład) for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in 1993. In the 1990s, this research institute offered open lectures and classes in both Polish and English, but no stand-alone degree programmes.

In 1999, the Unit was transformed into the ‘Centre' (Katedra) for European Studies, part of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University. In the 2000-2001 academic year, the Masters degree programmes (in both Polish and English) were launched.

In 2001, the Centre for European Studies was invited into the newly-created Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University and was part of the the Institute for Regional Studies; however by 2004, the Centre grew in size, scope and popularity, ultimately elevating itself to the rank of the ‘Institute' of European Studies. 

The 'Centre for European Studes' now refers to the English-language programmes based at ul. Garbarska 7a and is a part of the Institute of European Studies, now located in Przegorzały.

The undergraduate study abroad programme at the Centre for European Studies is a continuation of the School of Central and Eastern European Studies (SCEES), which although founded in 1994 as a separate inter-faculty unit, ceased to operate in 1999.