Czech Republic, also called Czechia, country located in central Europe. It comprises the historical provinces of Bohemia and Moravia along with the southern tip of Silesia, collectively often called the Czech Lands. In 2016 the country adopted the name “Czechia” as a shortened, informal name for the Czech Republic. In this article we want to talk about best universities in Czech Republic and Czech Republic university rankings so read the entire article.
Top Czech Republic universities
1. Charles University
Charles University was founded in the year 1348. During the almost 670 years of its existence it has undergone a number of changes. It is currently a publicly-funded university which comprises a total of seventeen faculties, of which three are theological, six are faculties of the humanities and social sciences, five are medical and three are dedicated to the sciences. Within the University great importance is attached both to the classical scientific disciplines (philosophy, theology, mathematics) and more modern disciplines (ecology, computer science, social work, gender studies), as well as disciplines oriented towards a specific profession (e.g. the medical and health sciences, law, pharmacy, teaching, social work, translation and interpreting, archiving).
Its mission is to enable its students to obtain a quality education, as well as to play an active role in the public discourse on social and ethical issues and the shaping of civic society. Charles University positions itself as a research university which emphasises the Humboldtian principles of unity and freedom of research and education and autonomy and applies them to a broad spectrum of fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine. The University therefore considers it essential that education in all types of degree programs is founded on scientific knowledge based on research carried out by academic and research staff, either independently or in cooperation with their domestic and international peers.
2. Czech Technical University in Prague
Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) a leading technical research university with a long tradition, located in the picturesque city of Prague and is the oldest technical university in Europe, founded in 1707.
The University’s long tradition of cutting edge science and engineering, together with high-quality technical education, ensues from the work of many great personalities, including the famous physicist Christian Doppler, notable chemists such as Vladimir Prelog, and renowned engineers such as F. J. Gerstner and J. Bozek.
Currently about 22 000 students (from which over 3 000 is international) are enrolled at eight faculties and five institutes, covering a total of 132 accredited bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes with 482 different fields.
The University has built up strong bonds with its industrial partners, including important world-scale players, such as Toyota, Skanska, Bosch, Siemens, Honeywell, GE, Rockwell, ABB, McKinsey, DaimlerChrysler, and Skoda-Volkswagen.
Our alumni work as engineers and/or managers in these companies.Others venture into starting up their own company, including, for example, Netbeans and Telematix, which now operate internationally.
Many graduates become successful researchers and professors at foreign universities and in unique partner laboratories, including CERN and the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
3. Masaryk University
Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919.
Masaryk University offers degrees in a wide range of traditional as well as newly-emerging disciplines and is currently one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in Europe. Placing a great deal of emphasis on international cooperation with prestigious foreign universities and research institutions, Masaryk University supports the continuous exchange of knowledge, ideas and information as well as researchers, instructors and students on a worldwide scale, assuring equal educational and research opportunities for all.
One of Masaryk University’s top priorities is scientific research. In addition to attaining a leading position in research grant competitions, the university has made considerable financial investments – especially at its newly erected campus – in order to enhance research and teaching capacity, facilitate the development of tools for the transfer of knowledge and improve support for research and innovation.
Tradition of Brno University of Technology goes to 1899, when it was established after signing a decree by Emperor Franz Joseph I. Over more than hundred years of its existence the number of study areas has increased and at present university offers studies in technical, natural scientific, economic and artistic disciplines. With about 23,000 students, 8 faculties and 3 university institutes, Brno University of Technology is one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic. Throughout its existence it has made numerous contacts with universities, research institutions and companies all around the world. To support internationalization BUT participates in EU projects such as Erasmus, Tempus, Leonardo, CEEPUS, Aktion, DAAD partnership etc., it offers double-degree studies, courses for English speaking students, organization of international conferences etc. University is also focused on research and development. It has established several regional research centers and it also cooperates with other institutions at centers of excellence.
5. Palacký University in Olomouc
Palacký University, founded in 1573, is the second oldest University in Czech Republic. Thanks to its tradition and today´s performance it occupies significant place in Czech and Central European education, culture and research. The University comprises eight faculties, specialized research centres and institutes. With almost 23 000 students the University provides quality education in many academic disciplines. It offers more than 250 accredited Bachelor´s, Master´s and Doctoral study programmes. The main language of instruction is Czech, nevertheless the University also provides courses and study programmes in foreign languages as well as joint degrees in cooperation with other international universities. The University is experienced in offering various lifelong learning programmes, including university for aged people or children. Palacký University is modern research university. Recently, significant University international research centres have been established. The modern facilities and opportunities for research have attracted both foreign and domestic scientists. The Science and Technology Park of the University has been stimulating transformation of results of scientific activities into the commercial sphere. The University participates in many international programmes and projects of cooperation and research. It has about 300 partner institutions in 28 European countries and 60 bilateral cooperation agreements around the world.