Jagiellonian University

The HREC 2012 will be held mostly in Auditorium Maximum halls of the Jagiellonian University, at the center of Cracow.
[Auditorium Maximum
(Auditorium Maximum, Cracow, Krupnicza 33 - click to see google map)

Jagiellonian University, currently top Polish educational center, is a place for study for over 50.000 people and a place for work for more than 7000 professors.
Collegium Novum
Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland (est. 1364). Its rich intellectual traditions ensure top quality research and teaching on various fields.

Here the beginnings of serious reflections on the law of nations go back to the 15th century and the study of notable Paweł Włodkowic.

Combining the tradition with modernization, also today the University, and especially the Faculty of International and Political Studies, has become the center of research on current international issues.

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Days 1,2,3 and 5 of the HREC are taking place in Cracow - one of the biggest and oldest cities in Poland, cultural center of Poland and European Capital of Culture (2000).

Find out more about Cracow.



The 4th day of the Congress is taking place in Auschwitz.

In the morning there is an organized visit to the Memorial and Museum. In the afternoon two plenary sessions will be held at State School of Higher Education in the city of Oświęcim.

See more:

Auschwitz – Birkenau Memorial and Museum

State School of Higher Education in Oświęcim


Getting to Cracow:

  • Cracow is located in the south of Poland. Its airport, John Paul II International Airport Cracow-Balice, provides direct domestic and international connections to many cities in Europe, including major hubs (Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Paris, London, Brussels).
  • The journey by a cab to the city center takes 30 minutes and costs around 70 zł (ca. EUR 16).
  • The train is the fastest link between the center of Cracow and the airport. Travel time is 18 minutes. One-way ticket price is PLN 10 (ca. EUR 2.5; USD 3). The distance between train station and Radisson Blu Hotel is 3 km.
  • A nearby Katowice-Pyrzowice airport (80 kms west of Cracow) offers direct flights to several cities mostly in Germany, UK, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia. Transfers to Cracow are available directly from the airport (350 zł).
  • More intercontinental flight connections are available through Frederick Chopin Airport in Warsaw.


Local transport:

  • Auditorium Maximum conference halls are situated 1 km from Radisson Blu Hotel. We suggest a walk (up to15 minutes) or taking a cab.
  • Przegorzały Guest House is situated on the outskirts of Cracow. A bus will be provided to take the Conference participants to the conference halls.
  • For other purposes: Cracow has a fairly dense public transport system which consists of tramways and bus lines operated by a municipal company MPK and a number of private-owned minibus fleets. More about:

Visa Information

Poland as European Union Member State and the country of Schengen travel-free area is bound by common regulations concerning entry and short-term stay. We recommend the citizens of non-EU countries to check whether they should possess visa to enter and stay in Poland or not. If visa is required, the organizers recommend lodging application for a tourist visa.

Additional information from Poland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs