The Centre for International Studies and Development is the ideal space to develop your research and interests in the field of international relations, security and global development issues, thanks to the qualified international and interdisciplinary academic staff, the expertise of its experts and, above all, because of the rich student community. CISAD conducts innovative research, combining international, development and security issues and on this basis we build study programmes for people from around the world, creating the opportunity for intellectual dialogue of the highest calibre.
The Centre for International Studies and Development was established in 2019 at the Faculty of International and Political Studies in response to the need to internationalize the Jagiellonian University and create a space for the integration of Polish and international students.
The starting point for creating the Centre was the launch of the International Security and Development programme, which has been a permanent initiative since 2018. Previous editions of our programme attracted over 250 applications from more than 40 countries and all continents. At the present time, nearly 60 students are participating in the ISAD programme at the Jagiellonian University.
Apart from the on-going initiative of ISAD, we have created an International Relations and Public Diplomacy programme together with the University of Siena with the generous support of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. We have also launched an MA in Political Ideas in a Digital Age programme. This project was established thanks to multilateral cooperation between four universities – Jagiellonian University in Krakow and its MA in International Security and Development programme, CY Cergy Paris University, The Political Institute of the Catholic University in Lisbon and The Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala.
Our main goal is to create a platform for the exchange of experience and for understanding the problems of the contemporary world. The ability to analyse the international environment allows our graduates to be unquestioned experts in the field of security, development, diplomacy, and international relations.