List of universities in the Czech Republic

List of universities in the Czech Republic


Partial list

Old universities

  • Charles University in Prague (Charles University) - founded in 1348 by Bohemian king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.
  • Palacký University of Olomouc (Olomouc University) - a college founded 1249 by Olomouc bishop, got University rights in 1573 when it was led by the Jesuit Order, in 18th century became State university. During oppressions of absolutism of 1850s, most faculties were closed, only Theological faculty remained. In 1946, other faculties were re-established.
  • Czech Technical University in Prague (Bohemian Polytechnica; České vysoké učení technické) - founded in 1717 by Bohemian nobility to provide better technical knowledge. Many important scholars have taught there, e.g. F. J. Gerstner or J. Ressel.
  • VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava founded on 23 January 1849 in Příbram, moved to Ostrava in 1949.
  • Brno University of Technology (BUT) (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, VUT) founded in 1849 as a German-Bohemian Technical College (Německo-české technické učiliště) and transformed into Czech Technical University (České vysoké učení technické) in 1899 with Karel Zahradníček as its first rector. In 1956 transformed into Brno University of Technology (Vysoké učení technické v Brně) and after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 reorganized and new faculties were founded.
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, ČZU) founded with the charter for the agricultural department at the Czech Technical University in Prague October 1906 by Emperor Franz Josef, following a proposal by Gustav Marchet, Minister for Culture and Education. A government degree was passed in November 1952, establishing an independent University of Agriculture in Prague with the Faculties Agronomy, Economics and Mechanization. In the new millennium the university changed its name to Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (in English) with 5 faculties (Agrobiology, Food & Natural Resources, Economics & Management, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Wildlife & Wood Sciences) and 2 institutes (Tropics & Subtropics, Education & Communication).
  • Masaryk University in Brno - founded in 1919 by the state. Became one of the biggest universities during 1990s.
  • Mendel University Brno (Mendelova univerzita v Brně) - founded in 1919 named after Gregor Mendel - the botanist and the "Father of Genetics"

New universities

After 1989 most of separate faculties in regional cities became standalone universities. They usually bear name of the region. Technology universities in Ostrava, Pilsen and Liberec opened more faculties and branches of study, including humanities, and changed their names.

  • University of Pardubice - founded in 1950 as the Chemistry College later for 40 years known as the Institute of Chemical Technology.
  • University of West Bohemia - founded in 1990 (continuation of University of Mechanical and Electrotechnical Engineering, est. 1949 under ČVUT, independent 1953).
  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice - founded in 1991.
  • University of Ostrava - founded in 1991 (continuation of Higher School of Education, est. 1953).
  • Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem - founded in 1991. Purkyně was a biologist, one of the best Bohemian scholars of 19th century.
  • University of Silesia, Opava - founded in 1991.
  • Technical University of Liberec - founded 1994 (continuation of University of Mechanical and Textile Engineering, est. 1953).
  • University of Hradec Králové - founded in 2000 (renamed in 2000, continuation of independent Faculty of Education, est. 1964).
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín - founded in 2000.

Historical universities

(Universities that no longer exist)

  • Law University in Prague: established by separation of Law faculty of Prague University during 1360s. In longlasting religious wars in Bohemia (Hussite Wars, after 1420) Law University ended its being.
  • Prague German University: because of both-sided language chauvinism between Prague Bohemians and Germans, the old Prague University was divided into two Universities of two languages in 1882. Important scholars have taught there, e.g. Albert Einstein, Christian von Ehrenfels or Hans Kelsen. In 1930s University got slowly under Nazi influence (rector San Niccolo). In 1945, University was closed by government.
  • Russian Free University in Prague: this University was established in 1920s and financed by Government of Czechoslovakia to help Russian emigrants who fled before Bolsheviks from their home country. University was closed by German Occupants in 1939 and by second time in 1945 by new leftist government. Many Russian professors and other Russian emigrees, citizens of Czechoslovakia, were kidnapped to Soviet Russia by NKVD in 1945.
  • Ukrainian Free School in Prague: this university school was established in 1920s for Ukrainians who fled before Bolsheviks. School followed the end of Russian Free University, many Ukrainian emigres were also kidnapped by NKVD.

Comprehensive list

This is a list of all universities in the Czech Republic as of April 2005. It also includes small ones.



  • Police Academy (Policejní akademie České Republiky)
  • University of Defense (Univerzita obrany) in Brno, Vyskov and Hradec Kralove.


  • Academia Rerum Civilium – Vysoká škola politických a společenských věd, s.r.o.
  • Akademie STING
  • Anglo-American College – Anglo-americká vysoká škola, o.p.s.
  • Bankovní Institut Vysoká Škola, a.s. - Banking Institute / College of Banking - [1],[2]
  • Architectural Institute in Prague - [3]
  • Brno International Business School
  • Evropský polytechnický institut, s.r.o.
  • Filmová akademie Miroslava Ondříčka v Písku, o.p.s.
  • Institut restaurování a konzervačních technik
  • Škoda Auto University
  • Literární akademie (Soukromá vysoká škola Josefa Škvoreckého)
  • Mezinárodní baptistický teologický seminář Evropské baptistické federace, o.p.s.
  • NEWTON College, a.s.
  • Pražská vysoká škola psychosociálních studií,s.r.o.
  • Pražský technologický institut
  • Rašínova vysoká škola s. r. o.
  • Soukromá vysoká škola ekonomických studií
  • Středočeský vysokoškolský institut, s.r.o. - [4]
  • University of Northern Virginia, Prague Branch Campus
  • University of New York in Prague, s.r.o.
  • Unicorn College - [5]
  • Vysoká škola aplikovaného práva, s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola cestovního ruchu, hotelnictví a lázeňství
  • Vysoká škola ekonomie a managementu
  • Vysoká škola evropských a regionálních studií, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola finanční a správní o. p. s.
  • Vysoká škola hotelová v Praze
  • Vysoká škola Jana Amose Komenského
  • Vysoká škola Karla Engliše v Brně
  • Vysoká škola Karlovy Vary
  • Vysoká škola logistiky, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola manažerské informatiky a ekonomiky, a.s.
  • Vysoká škola mezinárodních a veřejných vztahů Praha, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola obchodní v Praze
  • Vysoká škola podnikání
  • Vysoká škola realitní - Institut Franka Dysona s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola regionálního rozvoje, s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola tělesné výchovy a sportu Palestra, s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola v Plzni, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola veřejné správy a mezinárodních vztahů v Praze, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola zdravotnická, o. p. s.
  • Západomoravská vysoká škola Třebíč, o.p.s.

See also

  • List of colleges and universities by country
  • List of colleges and universities

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