At the times when so much changes,
The message left us by our predecessors in 1903 is still actual.
Thus may our University
REMAIN A SANCTUARY
OF LOVE OF GOD, HOMELAND AND SCIENCE
The University of Agriculture in Krakow is a public academy providing tertiary education, conducting specialist research and educational activity in the fields of agriculture, food industry, forestry, environmental protection and environmental engineering, in all their functional aspects, i.e. natural, technical, social and economic. The University expands and popularizes knowledge, creates innovation aimed to promote food safety and climate neutrality, improve the competitive advantage of an economy sector based on biological materials and processes, in response to emerging challenges to society and civilization. The University of Agriculture operates on a European scale, continually improving its processes, and is positioned to influence especially the region of Central Europe. The University’s potential is used in research and implementation projects, in educational activity, based on cooperation with businesses, social organizations, state administration, local government units, and on continually developed international cooperation with leading academic centres in the European Union and worldwide.
Agricultural by name, the University educates human resources not only for the agricultural and forestry sectors, but also for the entire food economy and agribusiness, paying special attention to acquiring knowledge based on current scientific achievements, to learning skills from the latest technical solutions and technologies included in the educational process, to developing social competences with consideration of the dynamics, variability and variety of transformations affecting our civilization. Due to these guidelines, our graduates become creative and accountable members of society.
We draw inspiration from the heritage and centuries-old tradition of the Jagiellonian University where agricultural education at an academic level began in 1890. Our academic community is provided with an inspiring example of intellectual attitude by Hugo Kołłątaj after whom the University of Agriculture is named, and who was famous as a collaborator of the Commission of National Education, the great reformer of Krakow Academy and a pioneer in promoting the idea of an Agricultural Department.
Following in this tradition, the University of Agriculture completes its principal tasks of expanding knowledge, improving the scientific level of its scholars, educating research staff and students in the spirit of respect to academic values and responsibility for the ideas of humanism, freedom and tolerance, maintaining ethical standards, promoting openness to people, knowledge and the world. It is the responsibility of today’s and future generations of scholars, graduate and postgraduate students to preserve the memory of researchers and teachers who contributed to the development of the University of Agriculture.