Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to support research and education in the field of Micropaleontology

...through our publications, training courses, research collections, and library. We work closely with the Micropaleontological Press Foundation in New York, publishers of the scientific journals Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy and the “Ellis & Messina” catalogues of microfossils.

Our vision is to produce our own high-quality publications, and maintain a comprehensive reference and learning centre for the benefit of our micropaleontological community. We maintain a library of micropaleontological publications and a museum of micropaleontological collections.


Micropress Europe

Europe's newest reference centre for Micropalaeontology

Micropress Europe has its office on the campus of the AGH University of Science & Technology in Kraków, Poland. Kraków is a university town with the greatest concentration of students studying earth sciences, and was home to some of the forefathers of modern micropalaeontology: Grzybowski, Bieda, Geroch, and Luczkowska were all linked to this town.


Who we are and What we do

from the services we provide to our collections and facilites.


We now publish the “Grzybowski Foundation Special Publications”, and we act as an agent for subscriptions to Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy, and the Ellis & Messina Catalogues. We publish books, e-books and other occasional publications in the field of micropalaeontology.

Micropaleontological Services

We offer a range of micropaleontological services, including sample preparation (sediment disaggregation, acid dissolution, sieving), microscope slide preparation (sample picking), and microfossil analyses (microfossil identification, zonal assignment, age determination), at competitive prices.


We provide logistical support for the International School on Foraminifera,Urbino. At MPE we organise individual or small-group training courses for trainees from industry or academia. Our facility can also be used to host small ad-hoc meetings and workshops.


Our microfossil collections are growing. Our offices house the “European Micropaleontological Reference Centre”, which provides a permanent archive for published microfossil collections.

Library Resources

We have the only up-to-date paper copy of the Ellis & Messina Catalogue of Foraminifera in Eastern Europe in addition to a selection of other journals.

Our Offices

We are located in the heart of the historical city of Krakow, Poland. Our offices are housed at the AGH, University of Science and Technology.

Microplaeontology Press

Our partner institution - New York

The Micropaleontological Press Foundation is a non-profit corporation with the mission of promoting stratigraphic science through publications, education, and public outreach. Micropaleontology press publishes the peer-reviewed journals Micropaleontology, Stratigraphy, and the Ellis & Messina Catalogues of Foraminifera, Ostracoda, and Diatoms. The offices of Micropaleontology Press are located on the campus of Queens College of the City University of New York.


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