Our mission

The mission of Akademia Jagiellońska is to contribute to the constant increase of education level by disseminating knowledge, as well as developing the abilities of practical use of education in the dynamically changing reality.


Akademia Jagiellońska educates highly qualified professionals for the economy and public institutions, especially the ones specializing in the field of social science. The staff of the school consists of outstanding practitioners, both Polish and foreign, who are mobile, open-minded, and experienced both in research and education. Students are given opportunity to choose a faculty according to their abilities and interests, and at the same time can shape the vision of their future professional life with awareness. The internship is organized with the cooperation of employers. Students achieving best results are granted financial assistance of the school. Our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and abilities allowing them to adapt to economic and social changes. Both graduates and the school keep in touch, and AJ assists students in raising their qualifications as a part of the program ” lifelong education “. Employers help AJ to identify necessary qualifications and the demands of employment. The diploma of AJ is considered to be a credible confirmation of graduating from a college, as well as acquiring professional qualifications.



carrying on graduate and post-graduate studies
introducing new faculties and specialties
achieving the same effects in education of both full-time and extramural students

opening to the social environment by partnerships and receiving signals from this direction,
initiating activities by “open days”, conferences, panel discussions, and participation in regional initiatives
cooperation with employers enabling to acquire qualifications necessary for the existing employment
involving practitioners in the process of education
caring for the opinions of students, graduates and employers, concerning the curriculum, the quality of classes, as well as the competence of the teaching staff, opening for the educational needs of various age and social groups

preparing students to function in the global community
teaching staff with degrees they have acquired at different university than the one they graduated from, and are employed at
employing foreign teachers
the internship of students during the course
realization of the aims of The Bologna process by KJ-TSW

competition as the factor stimulating the increase of quality level and decreasing the costs
effectiveness in the distribution of limited assets by increasing the efficiency in management and organization of AJ
professional management of the staff, and both financial and fixed property assets
introducing marketing management of the school
introducing integrated electronic system of management
transparency in realizing information duties concerning the range and character of activities


Board of trustees

In accordance with the Statute of the Akademia Jagiellońska, currently all the significant powers concerning the functioning of the School are held by the Board of Trustees. It is the Board that has the right to appoint and dismiss the rector, the deputy rectors and chancellor, makes all the most important decisions concerning the finances of the Academy. It is also the prerogative of the Board of Trustees to make changes in the Statute of the Academy.

The five-member Board, appointed at the beginning of 2013, is currently chaired by Jakub Piechota Ph.D.



The Rector of Akademia Jagiellońska w Toruniu
dr Joanna Górska – Szymczak

The Chancellor
mec. Elżbieta Górska



The teaching staff originates from the academic circles of Warsaw, Poznań, Lublin, Bydgoszcz, and Toruń, as well as from Russia, France, and Ukraine. Their knowledge, qualifications, experience and abilities guarantee the high level of education at our school. The teaching staff meets the demands regarding both graduate and post-graduate studies.


Why Akademia Jagiellońska

Along with the Royal Prussia Toruń formally became the part of the Polish Kingdom after the second peace treaty of Toruń in 1466. It had already been in the period before then that Toruń developed booming relations with the kings of Poland originating from the family of Jagiellons. The fact that it was Toruń that started the Prussian rebellion, which later on became the thirteen-year war, and its citizens destroyed the Teutonic castle, proves the significance of these relations.
It was Toruń that supported Kazimierz Jagiellończyk, financing the Polish army throughout the conflict.

After having been incorporated to the Kingdom, it was in the early 1470s that the town was granted the right of storage, thanks to which it could develop dynamically. In the 16th cent., along with Gdańsk and Kraków, Toruń had become, thanks to the patronage of the Jagiellon dynasty, the most powerful town of the Crown. It was the European centre of international commerce, as well as economy and culture.

The subsequent rulers from the family of Jagiellons visited Toruń frequently, were delighted seeing it thrive, supported it and took advantage of its development. Some, like Jan Olbracht, passed away in the town.

The tradition of the power of Toruń in the Jagiellon period has inspired us. Referring to the great times in the history of our town, we would like our School to present the directions of its development. It is this direction that shows our mission and aim. We have subordinated our present and future work to it.

Professor Grzegorz Górski Ph.D. – The Chair of the Board of Trustees



The city of Toruń is located in central Poland about 200 km from the capital city Warsaw. There is a highway connection too.

Toruń is one of the oldest and most unique Polish cities due to its medieval Old Town enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is also known as the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus – world’s famous astronomer who formulated the heliocentric model of the Universe and also economist and physician.

The city is one of the most important Polish centres of tourism. Toruń is widely known as a centre of cultural and sports events.
Toruń is a capital city of the Province (Kujawsko – Pomorskie Voivodship).

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