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Kraków, also Cracow or Krakow (/ˈkrɑːkaʊ/), is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland from 1038 to 1569.
Jagiellonian University - Faculty of Law and Administration
The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great.
Today, the Jagiellonian University comprises 15 Faculties, where 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to almost 50 thousand students.
Faculty of Law and Administration is the oldest on JU. Out of 11 original chairs established in 1364, the year of JU founding, there were 8 related to law and legal matters. Initially, only canonical and Roman law was taught.