About the Institute
- To organize and pursue high quality and up-to-date research activities in the field of computer science.
- To provide education to the research and teaching staff in the field of computer science.
- To promote high standards in teaching and research, bearing in mind the educational needs of the individual students and tutors.
- To provide a framework within which all students are enabled to develop their academic and professional potential and to contribute to the development of the Institute.
- To conduct the teaching of computer science for other University units.
- To engage with the wide collaboration with educational and cultural institutions in addressing issues of teaching and popularization of computer science.
The Institute of Computer Science was formed in 1975 (Rector Regulation No 34, November 20, 1975) from two organizational units of the Institute of Mathematics at Jagiellonian University: the Division of Numerical Methods and the Division of Probability Theory, and two new created divisions: the Division of Applications of Mathematics and the Division of Foundations of Computer Science. At the beginning the Institute consisted of six divisions: the above four and the Division of Applied Numerical Methods (created in April 1976) and the Division of Computer Application in the Humanities (October 1977). In September 1980 the Division of Applications of Mathematics was rename the Division of Optimization and Control Theory. The youngest units in the Institute are the Division of Discrete Mathematics and the Division of Artificial Intelligence Systems created in 1994 and 1995, respectively. In April 2009 the Division of Numerical Methods was renamed as Division of Computational Mathematics.
Andrzej Zięba was the first director of the Institute; he directed it from January 1, 1976 to March 31, 1976. Then the Institute was directed by Stanisław Surma (1976-1979), Franciszek Studnicki (1979-1981), Zdzisław Denkowski (1981-1984), Franciszek Szafraniec (1984-1987), again by Zdzisław Denkowski (1987-1990), Jerzy Szwed (1990-1993), Wit Foryś (1993-1996), Marek Zaionc (1996-1999), Stanisław Migórski (1999-2002 and 2002-2005), Zdzisław Denkowski (2005-2006) and Marek Skomorowski (2006-2008, 2008-2012). During the current term (20012-2016) Stanisław Migórski is the director.
Today the Institute of Computer Science of Jagiellonian University is nationally recognized research and teaching institution. It consists of three chairs and two divisions. The Institute has 43 employees with a research faculty of 37 people, more than 95% Ph.Ds. We are involved in research in computer science and mathematics. The Institute offers several educational programs, its student body of about 550 male and female includes 500 students registered for the Master degrees programs and 50 students admitted to Post Master Studies.
The Institute of Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University is located in Cracow, old capital of Poland and a growing city of about 850,000 inhabitants in the southern part of the country. The city has now 15 institutions of higher education, is located at the Vistula River and Warsaw is within 290 kilometers. For further information contact , or write to the Institute of Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, PL-30-348, ul. Łojasiewicza 6, Poland.