Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University is a full-fledged, accredited, non-public higher education institution which is developing with an unprecedented momentum. The history of the university may be short, but it is rich and proves to be an unparalleled story of success. Starting virtually from scratch in 2000 the institution has been developing at a breathtaking pace. AFMKU began from an idea in 1998 which was turned into a blueprint by the founding fathers. In the next step, upon ministerial accreditation, the institution was officially established (2000) and began functioning in rented buildings at several locations in Krakow. At that time, its academic offer included 5 fields of studies (international relations, family studies, marketing, management and administration) and just a little more than 1200 students were enrolled in the first year, which in itself was quite a big achievement – it was the first non-public higher education institution in Poland to start with such a wide offer.
Now, it is a thriving and vibrant academic centre based in the second largest city in Poland, Krakow, the city renowned for an exceptionally rich academic tradition going back over 600 years. Within 6 faculties, we offer 21 fields of study to nearly 9 000 students. We have built our own state-of-the-art Campus, which comprises the university administration, excellent teaching facilities, computer labs, cafeteria, shops, doctor’s office, gym, library, student organisations, tv studio, art galleries, university hotel and more. The remarkable progress that we have made can be clearly seen in the development of our academic offer which took place over this short period of time since the establishment.
The university campus is in an excellent location with easy access from the railway and bus stations as well as an international airport. It is based in the city centre on the Vistula bank some three kilometres from the historic heart of the metropolis – the tourist world-class attraction, Old Town, is just a thirty-minute walk away or ten-minute ride on one of the frequent bus or tramway services. Supermarkets, shopping centre, a cinema complex are all within a walking distance.
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