The period of 1982-1989
From 1983 one could see a gradual return to regular exchange and correspondence with partner universities. However, the planned collaboration and exchange with research institutions in the socialist countries drastically decreased: the JU collaborated only with the Universities of Jena and Sofia. The collaboration with Russian universities did not continue. Yet, in those hard days the collaboration between the JU and the universities in Bochum and Padua developed. The Polish Ministry consented to the University's new agreements with the University of Kent at Canterbury, and asked the JU to prepare a new 5-year plan of its co-operation with foreign institutions of higher education. This new plan envisaged various directions of collaboration both with the socialist and Western countries. The next years saw the fulfilment of this ambitious plan: new agreement with the University Paris VIII-Vincennes in St. Denis (in total: 38 agreements), a large number of officials delegations, including a delegation of the Conference of European Rectors, and for the first time the number of outgoings reached 1,000.
During the years 1983-86, the Jagiellonian University signed new agreements with the University of Udine, the University of Catania, the University of Connecticut-Storrs, the University of Oxford, the University of London, the University of Leipzig, the University Erlangen-Nürnberg as well as agreements on institute level (geological sciences) with the University of Naples and with the Catholic University Sacro Cuore in Milano (sociology). The number of outgoing students reached 500. The University asked the Ministry for permission to sign agreements with the University of Cologne, the University of Heidelberg and the University of Gottingen, Germany, and the University of Nijmegen, Holland.
In 1987/88, there was a dynamic development of collaboration with the Universities in Minsk and Vilnius as well as new contacts with American universities: the University of Kansas, Dept. of Anthropology, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Political Science Department, Medical School of Wisconsin, the University of Georgia, Athens, the School of Slavonic East European Studies at the University of London.
The next year the University entered into agreement with the Kościuszko Foundation and the ‘Polonia' Society as for scholarship schemes, and agreement with the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., School of Law Program of Comparative and International Law. A new agreement was signed with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul. The JU exchanged language teachers (Catalonian and Polish) with the University of Barcelona.