In the academic year 2018/2019, the educational offer for students from abroad to study in Poland will be enriched with a truly unique Joint Master’s Degree Programme in Intellectual Property and New Technologies.The study programme has been developed by the Jagiellonian University of Krakow in cooperation with World Intellectual Property Organization Academy (WIPO) and the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland. This is the second Programme of that kind in Europe and seventh in the world offered jointly with WIPO Academy. Thus, Poland has become one of a few countries where prestigious joint programmes in intellectual property are implemented.
One may wonder how intellectual property law responds to the new challenges arising from a rapid growth in new technologies. How copyright assimilates digital works and communication on the Internet? How patent law deals with new types of inventions like software-related, biotechnological or other ones? Is current state of art in IP law satisfactory? The Programme is designed to provide students with an up-to-date answer to these issues. They will learn how traditional institutions of IP law have constantly been changing to solve the problems raised by new technologies.
The Programme is taught in English and consists of three semesters reflecting three different stages of the studies: getting the basics of IP – acquiring advanced knowledge – doing own research under supervision. This approach is reflected in the structure of the new studies:
- distance Learning Phase from October to the end of January,
- dissertation and Internship Phase from October to the end of January in the next academic year.
The Programme will be delivered by academics from the Law Faculty of the Jagiellonian University, Polish and international experts from abroad, including WIPO experts. The offered courses will adopt comparative approach towards IP regulations, particular attention will be given to EU law as the prevailing legal regime for Europe.
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More details can be found in the Programme brochure.
Additional information can be received by contacting coordinators of the Programme via e-mails: