Founded in 1985, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standards. It comprises 40 universities, including the Jagiellonian University – the only Polish member of the network. The Coimbra Group's main goal is to strengthen ties, develop cooperation, and exchange experiences between the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe.
In 2008, the University of Queensland in Australia held a competition called ‘Three Minute Thesis’, where PhD candidates explain their research to an ‘intelligent lay audience’ in three minutes with only one slide. In the following years, the 3MT competition has become a global phenomenon and has been held in multiple institutions across the world.
JU Association of Doctoral Students, founded in 1992, represents the interests of doctoral students, participates in their social and scientific activities, organises workshops, social gatherings, sports activities, and many more.
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