The Jagiellonian University in Kraków was established in 1364. With famous alumni such as Copernicus, it is considered among Poland's most prestigious academic institutions.
Collegium Novum is the university's main building. It was designed by architect Feliks Księżarski from Kraków for the university's 500th anniversary. The Neo-Gothic building was constructed between 1873 and 1887.
A restoration of the building took place at the end of the 20th century.