The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague) is the largest educational institution of its kind in Central Europe with a tradition spanning almost two centuries. With progressive fields of study and a prestigious international reputation, UCT Prague provides every student with education in advanced technologies and excellent preparation for lucrative careers worldwide.
UCT Prague was founded in 1952 but its origins date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at Prague Polytechnic. Reorganization of the polytechnic in 1920 resulted in the transformation of the chemistry department into the School of Chemical Technology, one of the seven sections of the Czech Technical University.
The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague consists of four faculties and several other departments
• Faculty of Chemical Technology
• Faculty of Environmental Technology
• Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
• Faculty of Chemical Engineering
• University Research and Education Centers
• The Administration of University Facilities
• Service Departments for all UCT Prague Faculties
• Rector's Offices
UCT Prague in Numbers
UCT Prague has 871 staff members (2014 Annual Report data), including 510 academic staff and 361 research staff. UCT Prague is accredited to provide three-year Bachelor (BSc) program, two-year Master (MSc/Ing.) program, and PhD program. Total enrollment at UCT Prague in 2014: 3,606 Bachelor and Master students and 843 PhD students (2014 Annual Report data).
Worldwide Cooperation and Collaboration
UCT Prague cooperates with more than 100 universities and institutions worldwide. The university is the most active Czech university participant in the Erasmus+ student exchange program and has also participated in other program such as the 5th and 6th framework program, COST, EUREKA, and Leonardo da Vinci.
UCT Prague researchers were very successful within the European Community framework program, HORIZON 2020, and are actively involved in developing many new research projects and collaborations. Notable prior efforts include: