Hugo Kołłataj University of Agriculture in Krakow celebrates its 70th anniversary

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Hugo Kołłataj University of Agriculture in Krakow celebrates its 70th anniversary. The university’s rector emphasizes that the institution educates not only personnel for agriculture but also the entire agribusiness sector.


The motto of the jubilee is “From the Sources of Nature to Future Competencies.” The official opening of the celebrations will take place at the University’s Congress Center. It will feature commemorative speeches, an exhibition of exhibits, and scientific publications. In front of the building, a presentation of technologies developed by researchers from the University of Agriculture will be conducted.

The events at the Congress Center will be preceded by a ceremony at the URK Manor, where a plaque commemorating Professor Józef Kubica, the university’s first rector (then the Higher School of Agriculture), will be unveiled. The day will conclude with a concert at the Arka Academic Club.

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The highlight of the Friday program will be an evening 3D video mapping on the façade of the Collegium Godlewskiego building on Mickiewicz Avenue.

The current rector of URK, Dr. Sylwester Tabor, emphasizes that the university greatly emphasizes practical education, geared towards the entire food and forestry sector, and more broadly, agribusiness.

“We are the only Agricultural University in Poland. Although our name suggests agriculture, we educate personnel not only for agriculture but for the entire agribusiness complex,”

said the rector.

The University of Agriculture named after Hugo Kołłątaj in Krakow is one of the leading institutions in the field of natural sciences in Poland. The university originated from the Jagiellonian University, where agricultural and forestry sciences have been developed since 1890. The Faculty of Agriculture at the Jagiellonian University served as the basis for the establishment of the Higher School of Agriculture in Krakow in 1953, which was later renamed the Agricultural Academy in 1972. In 2008, the institution obtained the status of a University of Agriculture.

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