The Department of National Security was established on the 1st of January 2015 as part of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University. It is composed by scholars and practitioners with an extensive knowledge and expertise in national and international security, regional conflicts, strategic studies and crisis management.

The Department has conducted a number of activities concerning research, publications, teaching and promotion of knowledge. It has been responsible for BA and MA programs in National Security and course modules in International Relations and Political Studies refcerring to security matters. The members of the Department have conducted research in the areas of security studies and international relations. The Department has published an academic peer-reviewed journal: The Jagiellonian Security Review. Also, the faculty and students contribute to online publication series: Analyses and Commentaries available at the Department’s website.

The Department has established close cooperation links with the student community, especially with the National Security Students’ Association. It cooperates with external partners from Poland and abroad, developing joint educational projects and collaborating in research programmes.