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dr hab. Rafał Wisła, prof. UJ

Economics and finance

Professor at the Department of Economics and Innovation of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). Doctoral Program Coordinator in Economics and Finance (2019-2023). Co-Director of the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (2016-2020).

The author and co-author of over 70 academic publications, such as: Innovation in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Technologies Industries of Poland (2018); Diversification of Economic Development of EU Countries on the Basis of Gravity Growth Model (2018); The Differentiation of Development in Contemporary Europe (2016); Regional Patterns of Technology Accumulation in Central and Eastern Europe Countries (2014).

The expert of a task force for the preparation of the 2013-2020 Małopolska Regional Innovation Strategy. His main interests include the differentiation of spatial economic development in Europe, technological changes and innovation activity from a regional perspective.

dr hab. Grzegorz Micek, prof. UJ

Socio-economic geography and spatial planning

Grzegorz Micek is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He studied geography (within Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences) at the Jagiellonian University (Poland) and the Utrecht University (the Netherlands). In his PhD thesis at the Jagiellonian University in 2006 he studied the factors and mechanisms behind the spatial concentration of IT companies in Poland. He participated in international and national research projects (including the Moving Frontier: The Changing Geography in Labor Intensive Industries funded under the 6th EU Framework Program). He carried out a research grant (financed by the National Science Centre) devoted to geographical proximity, the culmination of which was a habilitation dissertation (2017). Grzegorz Micek is a member of the Management Committee of the Cost Action 18214 The geography of New Working Spaces and the socio-economic effects on the periphery financed under the Horizon 2020 program. He cooperates with Regional Studies Association (in 2018 he has become a Fellow of RSA) and co-organized two research networks financed by the Society. Grzegorz Micek is the author of over eighty works and expert reports, carried out for e.g. the European Trade Union Institute, the Union of Polish Metropolises, the Association of Business Service Leaders, the Industrial Development Agency, the Marshal's Office of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. For his research activity he received the Start award (Foundation for Polish Science) and the Wincenty Pol Award.

Grzegorz Micek's research interests include the following issues:

  • the impact of various dimensions of proximity (including geographical) on knowledge flows and inter-organizational cooperation in advanced economic sectors (IT services, biotechnology, aviation industry),
  • characteristics and transformations of co-working spaces,
  • spatial concentration of enterprises and mechanisms behind start-ups and spin-offs,
  • the impact of large companies (including TNCs) and advanced industries and business services upon local and regional development.

dr hab. Weronika Świerczyńska-Głownia, prof. UJ

Social communication and media

Media expert; specialist in media management and information management. She carries out scientific research in the field of management of media organisations, media economics, and changes in the functioning of the media market, as well as information management in the public sector. Graduate of the Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Institute of Political Science. In 2005, she received her PhD from the Jagiellonian University, Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication, Faculty of Management and Social Communication. In 2017- PhD, DSc from the Faculty of Journalism Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw. She has completed Postgraduate Management Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and Management and Business Studies at the Department of Applied Economics of the Jagiellonian University. Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication. Head of the Department of International Communication and Media. She carries out scientific research in the field of management of media organisations, media economics, and changes in the functioning of the media market.

She focuses her work on analyzing the process of media digitization in the aspect of activities and strategies adopted by media institutions. In the circle of scientific interests, she also distinguishes the issues of information management, with particular emphasis on information in the public sector. University lecturer and author of award-winning monographs and numerous of scientific publications on media functioning and information management.

dr hab. Dominik Sieklucki, prof. UJ

Political and public administration sciences

Dominik Sieklucki – PhD with habilitation,  Associate Professor of the Jagiellonian University, employee of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University. Coordinator of the doctoral programme at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences in the discipline of political and administration sciences. Specializes in the issues of political systems, electoral systems, public administration and self-government. Author of over forty publications, including two scientific monographs. List of publications of recent years:

RUJ (when you click on the link a new page will open)

Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University (when you click on the link a new page will open)

dr hab. Izabela Stańczyk, prof. UJ

Management and quality sciences

The areas of scientific interest are concentrated on the issues associated with human resources management, with particular attention paid to the perception of organizational support, shaping the employment structure, restructuring the employment structure, management of competences, personnel advice. She is the author of scores of works that include monographs and papers on this field of science in Poland and around the world.

Likewise, she has participated in national and international scientific conferences in Prague, Rome, Berne, Bucharest, London, Vienna and Dubai, while also more than ten conferences on the subject of business.

In addition, she is a member of The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences in Prague.

Within the framework of international activities, she has conducted lectures and research in the following European cities as a visiting profesor: Universitatea din Bucuresti in 2014 and 2016, Universidad de Sevilla in 2015,  Ekonomická Univerzita v Bratislave  in 2017.
During the course of her scientific work, she has participated in more than ten research projects. These projects were conducted as part of cooperation with other universities in Poland (SGH) within the framework of financing from EU funds, while also financing from the Jagiellonian University within the framework of the statutory activities of the institute.

Within the framework of organizational and scientific activities, she was the member of the organizational committee of the Conference Committee of the Organization and Management of Science of Polish Academies of Science entitled: “Summer School of Management”, which was organized in 2018 under the title of “Identity of Science of Management. Megatrends, Evolution, Contextuality”.

Simultaneously, she fulfilled the function of research supervisor of the conference entitled: “Graduates with regard to the challenges of the labour market while taking account of the Internet and social media” organized by Koło Naukowe STRATEG at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University in the period 9–11 April 2013. Apart from this, she was the co-organizer of the Seminar for Graduates with specialization of human resources management entitled “Students – Graduates, Graduates – Students” in the years 2013, 2014, 2015.

In recognition of her work she received the following awards: I degree of Rector of Warsaw School of Business (2016) – team award in the field of scientific activity for the monograph entitled “Management by values: management respecting and promoting values”, edited by  A. Herman,  T. Oleksyn, I. Stańczyk  and II degree of Rector of Jagiellonian University in 2016,  2013, 2012, while also from the Rector of Jagiellonian University 2017, 2016, 2014 for the high quality of work, as well as the huge level of involvement in the execution of didactic lessons conducted in extramural studies.
Finally, she received a distinction from the Committee of the Science of Organization and Management PAN for the monograph entitled “Organizational support of managers” at the XIII Competition for scientific works in the field of the science of management in the period 2016-2018.  

 Her activity has also been visible in the sphere of organization and management of didactics at university level, where she fulfilled or continues to fulfil the following functions:

  • Member of Disciplinary Commission for Students of UJ in the period 2016–2020.
  • Member of Faculty Council of Management and Social Communication of UJ in the period 2016–2020.
  • Member of Council of the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management of UJ in the period 2016 – 2020, 2012-2016.

She also has 16 years of work experience in business in the structures of a capital group in positions of HR.

dr hab. Michał Kowalski, prof. UJ

Legal sciences

Porfessor of the Jagiellonian University with habilitation in international law. Since 2014 Member of the Legal Advisory Committee to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Judge ad hoc in the European Court of Human Rights (term 2018 – 2022). Conciliator at the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration in Geneva (term 2019 – 2025). Adjudicating Member of the Polish Refugee Board (terms 2009 – 2019). Member of the International Law Association’s International Committee “Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request”. He was also Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the Tokyo Foundation fellow.

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dr hab. Katarzyna Zielińska, prof. UJ


dr hab. Anna Sajdak-Burska, prof. UJ


Professor Anna Sajdak-Burska, Ph.D., is the head of the Department of School Pedagogy and Academic Teaching at the Institute of Pedagogy at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She has contributed to the theoretical foundations of academic didactics in Poland with numerous publications, including her best-known monographic study: Paradygmaty kształcenia studentów i wspierania rozwoju nauczycieli akademickich. Teoretyczne podstawy dydaktyki akademickiej (Paradigms of Educating Student and Fostering University Teacher Professional Development: Theoretical Foundations of University Didactics).
In 2015 she won the Jagiellonian University Pro Arte Docendi Award for the high quality of didactic work and, in particular, the mastery of sharing their knowledge with the students compliant with the guidelines of modern academic education. Professor Sajdak-Burska is a member of the Scientific Council of the Educational Research Institute in Warsaw.
Anna's research interests focus on the theory and practice of university teaching and learning, school experiments and alternative schools, student creativity fostering, and university teacher professional development.
Anna lives with her husband in Kraków. She is a keen reader, an excellent cook, and an enthusiastic near and far traveler. She is a proud mother of Ewa, who has chosen a career in information technology.
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dr hab. Malwina Szpitalak, JU prof.


prof. dr hab. Monika Florczak-Wątor

Interdisciplinary Program - Society of the future

Monika Florczak-Wątor is a professor at the Constitutional Law Department of the Jagiellonian University, the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Constitutional Studies and an attorney-at-law. She completed legal studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University (2001) and studies in political science with a specialization in international relations, at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University (2002). She was granted the degree of doctor of law (PhD) in 2005 and of doctor habilitated in the discipline of law in 2015. She is a co-founder of the Central and Eastern European Chapter (CEE Chapter) of the International Society of Public Law, a member of the International Faculty of the European Law & Governance School in Athens, a member of the European Group of Public Law, a member of the Programme Council of Wiktor Osiatyński Archive, a member of the Stefan Batory Foundation Legal Expert Group, a member of the Board of the Polish Association of Constitutional Law, a co-founder of the Association Democracy in Practice. She is an author of more then 120 publications and a director of numerous research projects. Her research interests includes: dogmatics of constitutional rights and freedoms, constitutional justice, constitutional axiology, legal interpretation and comparative constitutional law.

dr hab. Szymon Wichary, JU prof.

Szymon Wichary, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He studies cognition-emotion interactions and decision-making, combining cognitive tasks, psychophysiology and computational modeling. He studied Psychology and Biology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, obtaining his PhD in 2004. In 2000 and 2003 he was a visiting predoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. In 2006-2020 he worked at the SWPS University, in Warsaw and Wrocław. In 2010-2011 he was also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Basel and in 2018-2020 a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Leiden University. Currently, at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, apart from working at the Institute of Psychology, he is the Coordinator of the International PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience (COGNES) at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences, and is also affiliated with the Center for Brain Research JU.