The 'Centre for European Studies' refers to the English-language programmes based at ul. Garbarska 7a and is a part of the Institute of European Studies, now located in Romana Ingardena.
The Centre for European Studies 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. At that time, undergraduate Study Abroad programme was also launched.
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.