The process leading to the foundation of the Institute of European Studies began in 1993 with the establishment of the Inter-faculty Department of European Studies, at the Jagiellonian University. In 1999 the Department was transformed into the Centre for European Studies within the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University. In 2001 the Centre was incorporated into the structure of the Institute of Regional Studies - a unit of the newly established Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. In 2004 the Centre was transformed into the Institute of European Studies.
The Institute offers first-, second-, and third-cycle programmes as well as non-degree post-diploma studies. European Studies are the main field of study. Besides, there are two specialties: German Studies (since 2008) and Knowledge about the Holocaust and totalitarianism (since 2011).
Acting Director of the Institute of European Studies:
dr Mirosław Natanek
Deputy Director for teaching:
dr Wojciech Burek
Dean's representative at the Institute of European Studies for research and cooperation:
dr Magdalena Góra
Head of administration:
mgr Monika Nowak