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Research & Cooperation


To excel in breaking new research grounds and creating innovative solutions for industry – these are our priorities through which we shape modern science and economy.

The AGH University of Krakow carries out projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Science, the European Commission, the National Science Centre, the National Centre for Research and Development, and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Our scientists investigate the world and create inventions and breakthrough solutions for the benefit of the economy and society. The AGH University projects emerge to meet the needs of industry, business, and administration. Through participation in Polish and international associations, consortia, and organisations, we take part in the most important scientific initiatives, contributing to the development of strategic research projects.

The AGH University aims to bring science and research closer to people and does it by means of science meetings, namely lectures and Q&A sessions with specialists who try to share the results of scientific research in a clear and simple manner. 


Every year, the AGH University signs about 100 contracts, letters of intent, and agreements on cooperation with industry, administration, and business environment organisations.

The university implements about 1,000 R&D contracts a year, more than a half of which are commissioned by industry.

The AGH University ranks at the top among Polish institutions in terms of the number of patent applications filed to the European Patent Office.

International cooperation

The university has concluded nearly 300 general agreements on cooperation with universities around the world.
The AGH University has partners in more than 60 countries. Currently, most agreements have been signed with universities in Ukraine, France, the People’s Republic of China, and the United States of America.

The university has 600 student exchange agreements and 31 double degree agreements (including 1 concluded within the framework of the prestigious T.I.M.E. programme).

Each year, nearly 700 students (arriving and leaving) and 130 employees (research trips) participate in academic exchanges within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

The AGH University often hosts lecturers from abroad, i.e. Visiting Professors. In the academic year 2020/2021, 15 prominent scientists and popularizers from all over the world have come to lecture at our university.

AGH University in associations and consortia

  • Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) is an institution that includes representatives of the higher education and science environment. Rectors consociated within CRASP may also be members of conferences of rectors of specific types of universities.
  • Conference of Rectors of Polish Technical Universities (KRPUT) is an autonomous association consisting of 22 rectors of technical universities and eight partner universities in Poland.
  • InnoTechKrak is the first formal association of universities in Poland established bythree Krakow higher education institutions: AGH University, Cracow University of Technology, and University of Agriculture in Krakow.
  • Łukasiewicz Research Network is the third research network in Europe, in terms of size, that delivers compelling, complete, and competitive technological solutions. The Network’s business offer includes the system of “challenges” which relies on a group of 4,500 scientists who, in no more than 15 working days, accept a business challenge and offer entrepreneurs to develop a working solution ready to implement.
  • International Relations Offices Forum (IROs Forum) is a network of international offices of leading Polish state universities.

Furthermore, the AGH University is a member of various consortia established for the implementation of specific research programmes funded by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science, the National Science Centre (NCN), the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), European funds (Horizon 2020), and other international programmes.