The venue

The Nowodworski College

The Rii Forum 2023 will be held in Collegium Novodvorscianum, i.e. the Nowodworski College

Address: ul. Św. Anny 12, 31-008 Kraków

The Jagellonian University

… the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe.

Kraków: the first capital of Poland

Kraków (Cracow) is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland, with the urban population of 756,441 (2008). Situated on the Vistula river in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Kraków from 1846 to 1918, and the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999.


The building in 12 St. Anna Street in an old St. Anna Gymnasium which was later moved to a different place and renamed B. Nowodworski I Liceum Ogólnokształcące (eng. grammar school).
The school, which rendered great educational services, where classes were given in Polish and a lot of attention was paid to teaching the history of Poland and Polish literature, was attended by e.g. Jan Matejko, Stanisław Wyspiański, Stanisław Estreicher, Józef Mehoffer, Henryk Opieński, Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer and Władysław Orkan.

One of the oldest secondary schools in Poland (used to be)

Bartłomiej Nowodworski High School (I Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Bartłomieja Nowodworskiego; unofficially known as: Nowodworek) in Kraków, Poland is one of the oldest secondary schools in Poland. Its current location is on Na Groblach Square, just across the Planty from the Kraków Old Town and a few hundred meters from Wawel Castle.
The Senate of the Jagiellonian University decided to establish a school preparing students (boys only) for further education at the university level on 5 May 1586. The school was opened in 1588. Bartłomiej (Bartholomew) Nowodworski (born ca. 1552, died 13 February 1625), Polish nobleman, courtier and officer, endowed it in 1617 and 1619, thus enabling its further expansion. In recognition of his contribution, the school became known as Collegium Nowodworskiego, renamed to Liceum św. Anny (St. Anne’s Lyceum) in 1818, and to c.k. Gimnazjum św. Anny (Imperial and Royal St. Anne’s Gymnasium) in 1850. In 1898 the school, until then located in the university area, moved to its present building in Plac na Groblach (architect Józef Sare). Girls were admitted to the school for the first time in 1962.

The Jagellonian University

The Kraków University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Studium Generale – as the University was then called – comprised three faculties: of liberal arts, medicine and law. Only the former two were active during the founder’s life. After the king’s death, the University ceased to exist

How to get to the Nowodworski College?

Nowodworski College: ul. Św. Anny 12, Kraków, Poland 

Nowodworski College on Google Maps

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