Czech Technical University in Prague

Czech Technical University in Prague

The Czech Technical University in Prague is the oldest non-military technical university in Europe. Founded in 1707 by Austrian Emperor Joseph I, the University celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. 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 (Nobel prize in 1975) and renowned engineers such as F. J. Gerstner (the first railroad on the European continent) and J. Bozek (the first steam-ship).

Currently, more than 24 000 students are enrolled at seven faculties and three research institutes, covering a total of 14 bachelor programs, 23 master programs and 15 PhD programs. Many of these programs are taught in English, including joint-degree programs with foreign universities. International students form a significant and dramatically growing part of the academic community. The international student induction program was awarded as the best student club in Europe in 2003.

The University is located in the picturesque city of Prague. It expands rapidly, and currently runs additional four campuses outside Prague, in the vicinity of large technological and industrial centers.

The University works closely with industry and commerce, with industrial partners and also with new high-tech companies. 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, sometimes resulting in a multinational, such as Netbeans or Telematix. University-industry cooperation is underlined by forming the dedicated research facilities as R&D Center CTU, Ericsson and Vodafone in mobile communication world.

Many graduates become successful researchers and professors at foreign universities and in unique partner laboratories, including CERN, the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where Czech Technical University professors and students conduct some of their experiments, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and many others.