Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce is one of eighteen public classical universities in Poland and the largest higher education institution in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.
Its origins date back to 1969; 165,000 graduates have left the walls of university in Kielce, with 11,000 currently studying there.

Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce is the largest university in the Świętokrzyskie region and one of Poland’s youngest classical universities.

The university has 11,000 students and offers 52 fields of study. Research areas include 21 scientific disciplines in five fields: life sciences, medical and health sciences, humanities, social sciences and arts. The university is no longer local because half of its students come from outside the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. The number of foreign students is also growing. The university is one of the most popular classical universities in Poland. More than three candidates apply for one place at UJK [Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce] every year.

Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce is authorised to confer doctoral degrees in 14 scientific disciplines and habilitation in four disciplines. The university employs 1595 people, including 1004 academic staff, (83 professors, 241 habilitated doctors, 453 PhDs, 161 MAs and 66 MD).

UJK has a modern university campus on Świętokrzyska Street in Kielce. It also has several buildings in the very centre of Kielce and a student city in the city centre. The university’s two overseas branches are located in Piotrków and Sandomierz.