Jagiellonian University, Poland

The Jagiellonian University in Kraków is a public higher education institution in Poland. Established in 1364, the university is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and the second oldest in Europe. Currently, the Jagiellonian University comprises 16 Faculties including a Medical College, where 8,000 people are hired, with nearly 4,000 academic staff conduct research and provide education to over 40,000 students, PhD students, and postgraduate students, within the framework of more 20 than 90 different fields of study.

In MINDtheGEPs, the Jagiellonian University's Institute of Sociology and Department of Security, Safety and Equal Treatment collaborate to close the gender gap in research. The Institute of Sociology is one of the most important centres of its kind in Poland, with extensive research experience in the fields of gender and inequality studies, rural sociology, economic sociology, intercultural communication, religious and ethnic studies, civil society, the public sphere, media, and urban studies.

The Department of Security, Safety and Equal Treatment’s mission is to monitor the safety and equal treatment at the Jagiellonian University, take preventive steps, coordinate national and international cooperation in the scope of safety and equal treatment, and cooperate with the organisational units of the Jagiellonian University to develop procedures and guidelines on how to prevent community violations of personal safety and principles of equal treatment as well as investigate them.  

The Jagiellonian University team will contribute to MINDtheGEPs work to balance recruitment, retention and career progression, as well as establish their own gender equality plan within the framework of the project. 

Paulina Sekuła

Paulina Sekuła

Paulina Sekuła, PhD, is assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Her research interests cover gender equality, particularly in the realm of gender and research and academia, political culture and theories of democracy. For a few years she has been involved as a researcher in projects focusing on structural change in higher education institutions, including H2020 projects GENERA (Gender Equality in European Research Area, 2015-2018), ACT (Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe, 2018-2021) and MINDtheGEPs (Modifying Institution by Developing Gender Equality Plans, 2021-2025) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation project Study of the potential of international mobile women scientists (2020-2021). Currently she is also a co-facilitator of the ACT Community of Practice for Gender Equality in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Contact: paulina.sekula[at]uj.edu.pl

Stanislaw Kistryn

Stanislaw Kistryn

Stanislaw Kistryn is Professor in nuclear physics and the former vice-rector for reserach and structural funds at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. At present, the is the Rector's Proxy for Cooperation within Una Europa, member of the Board of Directors and treaseurer of this alliance. In his capacity as Coordinator of the excellence initiative program at Jagiellonian University, he provides support for the MINDtheGEPs actions and provides links to the univeristy authorities on the strategic subjects, especially on diversity, inclusivness and equality issues.

Contact: stanislaw.kistryn[at]uj.edu.pl

Ewa Stoecker

Ewa Stoecker

Ewa Stoecker is a psychologist, researcher, certified anti-discrimination trainer, and an expert in education for anti-discrimination. She is also a founding member of the Anti-Discrimination Education Association (TEA) and Expedition Inside Culture Association (EIC). She has implemented educational activities and social and evaluation research, and authored educational materials related to equal treatment, anti-discrimination, learning and development processes for public entities and NGOs. She is experienced in designing and implementing tools for development (mainly in the filed of education and research), workshops and trainings. She is currently a PhD student at Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, preparing a thesis on equality policies at universities in Poland.

Contact: ewa.stoecker[at]uj.edu.pl

Stella Strzemecka

Photo of Stella Strzemecka by Monika Byczkowska

Stella Strzemecka has a PhD in sociology and is a lecturer and researcher at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She is a member of the Action Group Data Collection operating within the Europe Diversity Council. Her research interest include migration, diversity, integration and equality.

Contact: stella.strzemecka[at]uj.edu.pl

Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz

Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz

Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz is an Economist and the Director of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków. 

Małgorzata Grodzińska-Jurczak

Małgorzata Grodzińska-Jurczak

Małgorzata Grodzińska-Jurczak is a Biologist working at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków. 

Katarzyna Jurzak

Katarzyna Jurzak is a Lawyer and the Director of the Department of Security, Safety and Equal Treatment (Safe) at the Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków. 

Last modified: 2021-12-07