9 October 2023
The Jagiellonian University – Auditorium Maximum
Krupnicza Street 33, 31-123 Kraków, Poland
Coordinates: 50.0627042, 19.9252318
The building is situated within the historical centre of Kraków.
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10 – 12 October 2023
Faculty of Management and Social Communication – The buildings of the 3rd Campus
4 Prof. Stanisława Łojasiewicza Street, 30-348 Kraków, Poland
Coordinates: 50.029911, 19.908541
The building is situated within the 3rd Campus of the Jagiellonian University (approximately 20-25 minutes by public transport, e.g. tram from the historical centre of Kraków).
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The Jagiellonian University
The Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364, is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. Today the JU is also one of the best and the biggest Polish scientific and higher education institutions. It comprises 15 faculties, employs approximately 4 thousand scholars and provide education to almost 50 thousand students. Among the famous graduates of the JU were Nicolaus Copernicus and Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II.
Institute of Information Studies.
Faculty of Management and Social Communication.
The Institute of Information Studies of the Jagiellonian University was created in 1996 as the Institute of Library and Information Science within the Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University. It was created on the basis of previously existing (since 1974) smaller units offering studies and conducting research in the field of library and information science. In 2002 its name was changed to Institute of Information and Library Science. The evolution of the research and teaching profile was reflected in the adoption of the current name in 2019.
Travelling to Poland
Poland (the Republic of Poland) is a country in Central Europe, located on the Baltic Sea and home to over 38 million people. The Polish state was first established in 996 and the Kingdom of Poland was created in 1025. At the end of the 18th century, the Polish state disappeared from the world map as a result of the division of its lands and ceased to exist for more than 120 years. In 1918, on 11 November, after the collapse of the First World War, Poland regained its independence. In 1989, after a period under the communist system and its collapse, Poland embarked on a completely new phase, especially since 2004, when it became a member of the European Union.
Krakow in Poland
Kraków (also Cracow or Krakow) is one of the oldest Polish cities (second largest in the country), which in the past served as the capital of the state and the seat of kings. Today, with a population of over 780,000, Krakow is one of the leading centres of Polish academic, artistic and cultural life. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most beautiful places situated on the Vistula River and visited by tourists from all over the world as a place full of monuments, beautiful architecture, wonderful atmosphere and friendly people.
Connections by Airplane
Krakow is easily accessible for those attending our ECIL 2023 conference from all over the world. There is an international airport here (http://www.krakowairport.pl/en/) which is well connected to the city centre and offers regular and direct flights to many destinations in Europe and beyond.
About 100 km away, there is also a second international airport in Katowice, which is also well connected to Krakow, where you can reach it quickly and easily using transport (e.g. https://www.checkmybus.pl/).
More information about easy connections for the airport to the city centre is available here: Krakow airport – Krakow centre
Connections by Train
Close to the city centre is the representative, recently renovated and modernised railway station. The city has convenient, direct railway connections to all major cities in Poland. The new Krakow Central Railway Station is a hub located in the city centre – connected to the car park, bus station and fast tramway. It is also possible to reach other places from here, if you want to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz or Zakopane.
Connections by Car
All major national roads and motorways pass through Krakow, including nos. 4, 7, 44, 79, 94. Via the A4 motorway, it is directly connected to the European motorway network, allowing easy, fast and convenient access by car to almost all major destinations in western and southern Europe, as well as some places in the eastern part of the continent. In turn, using the network of newly renovated expressways, Krakow can be reached from other places, especially from the north and south-east of Europe.
From City Centre to Campus (by tram):
By bus: from Krakow center to Campus
By TAXI from the airport to the city centre or from the city centre to the Campus
iCar Taxi (+48) 12 653 5555 Android App
Barbakan Taxi (+48) 12 196 61
Mega Taxi (+48) 12 196 25 Android App
Radio Taxi Wawel (+48) 12 196 66 Android App
Radio Taxi 919 (+48) 12 419 00 00 Android App
Uber in Krakow
Kraków offers a large number of hotels and hostels of varying standards and prices, so anyone can easily find suitable accommodation in Krakow by using the standard Internet booking methods, e.g. Booking. It is also possible to organise and offer a place (the number is limited) for those participants who prefer to have accommodation organised by the conference organisers (e.g. in the guesthouses of the Jagiellonian University in the city centre (http://www.dg.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/start).
The historic centre of Kraków is a year-round, still very popular tourist destination, especially in spring, summer and autumn. Therefore we recommend to book your accommodation as early as possible.