Jagiellonian University in Kraków is the oldest university in Poland (founded in 1364 by King Casimir the Great) and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Several hundred years of academic activity has resulted in many notable alumni, whose inventions, ideas and accomplishments have had a significant impact on the history of Poland and the world. Notable alumni of the Jagiellonian University include: Nicolaus Copernicus, Norman Davies, Stanisław Lem, Wisława Szymborska, Andrzej Wajda.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is one of the world’s intellectual hubs, a modern comprehensive research university with a long and rich history dating back to 1632. It has a leading international reputation and is firmly rooted in the culturally diverse city of Amsterdam. The university scores highly in various international rankings, it is ranked within the top 20 universities in Europe and the top 100 worldwide.
University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity. Founded in 1854 by John Henry Cardinal Newman, UCD was set up as an inclusive Irish university. Today UCD offers a variety of academic areas in 43 subjects to 33,460 students drawn from 131 countries. It is Ireland’s largest university and with 25% of its students being international, it has a global outlook.