Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum

The Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum is a Polish Jesuit university in Krakow. While the Jesuits maintained a presence in Krakow since the nineteenth century, the university was founded in 1932. The school trained only Jesuit novitiates from its founding until 1989 and was not recognized by the state, especially during the Cold War. In 1989 the school was recognized by the state as a college, and the school developed its first program specifically designed for the laity. In 1990 the university launched a degree in Religious Pedagogy for laity. Currently, the university specializes in philosophy and education. "Ignatianum" refers to the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius' birth and the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Jesuits in the 1990s, coinciding with the period during which the school developed into a university.

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