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CHARLES UNIVERSITY

BASIC INFORMATION:

BRIEF HISTORY:

  • Located in Prague, Plzeň and Hradec-Králové

  • As of today, 51 700 students are enrolled

  • The student-faculty ratio is 13:1

  • It's one of the oldest universities in the world since it was the second university established in the Holy Roman Empire after Bologna

  • The school was founded in 1348  during the rule of the King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV 

  • The former four faculties were reduced to just one (Liberal Arts) during the Hussite reformist movement

  • In 1882 Charles University was divided into two institutions: Czech and German

  • Academic staff included respected figures, such as Albert Einstein (German University) and T.G. Masaryk (Czech University)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

  • Charles University provides around 600 accredited study programmes, while 200 are taught in a foreign language

  •  Bachelor's and Follow-up Master's programmes cover 30 academic fields

  • Most famous are: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Physiotherapy, Science, ...

  • Programmes taught in Czech are free of charge

  • The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies offers Czech language courses also online

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ALUMNI:

  • 3 Nobel Prize laureates

  • Numerous receivers of the Neuron Prize, awarded by the Czech scientific community

  • Lieben Award

  • Fields Medals 

  • Wolf Prize

SOME FAMOUS ALUMNI:

  • Jaroslav Heyrovský (Nobel Prize for his work in polarography)

  • Gerty and Carl Cori (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

  • Franz Kafka (writer)

  • Edvard Beneš (president of Czechoslovakia)

  • Milada Horáková (freedom fighter)

  • Charles I. of Austria

CAMPUS INFO:

  • Charles University is comprised of 17 faculties, which are located in various building complexes-the majority of these faculties are situated in Prague, with two located in Hradec-Kralove and one in Plzen

  • The university's centre is called Karolinum,  originally built in the 14th century, and serves as a venue for official academic ceremonies, such as graduation

  • Part of the university are facilities like Karolinum Press, an academic publishing house, the Botanical Garden, the Computer Science Centre, and more than a dozen libraries

  • Campus Hybernska is another important location, where students can find various clubs, festivals, workshops, film screenings, debates, charity events, and more.

REQUIREMENTS:

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