University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
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.

About

History

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.

Education

  • Faculty of Chemical Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Technology
  • Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering

Research

  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Material Surface Analysis
  • TGA (Thermal Analysis)
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • RTG Difractometry
  • IR and Raman Spectroscopy
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Organic Elemental Analysis

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)

Services

Student services

Possibilities for studies by students with special needs are organized individually.

Housing services

UCT Prague provides international students accommodation in dormitories located in the southern part of Prague, in the district of Chodov.There are two buildings, Sázava and Volha, which offer either double or triple rooms. Two neighbouring rooms share a bathroom, a toilet, and a small corridor with a fridge. They are equipped with basic furniture.International students living in the dormitories do not need to register with the Foreign Police to announce their arrival in the Czech Republic; this is taken care of by the Administration of UCT Prague Facilities.

Library services

The UCT Prague Central Library was one of the first chemistry-oriented institutions in Europe to install the electronic version of Chemical Abstracts on its local network.

It houses more than 100 000 volumes of books, handbooks, periodicals and other publications. Together with the access to electronic sources the UCT Central Library represents the largest chemical library in the Czech Republic

ICT services

UCT Prague maintains high standard computing facilities with a gigabit network. Computers are available to students, researchers, and professors in almost all of the several hundred laboratories and workrooms.

Medical services

All international students entering the Czech Republic for more than two months must undergo a health entrance examination which certifies one's state of good health for studying.

Student Life

Campus life

UCT Prague provides international students accommodation in dormitories located in the southern part of Prague, in the district of Chodov.

There are two buildings, Sázava and Volha, which offer either double or triple rooms. Two neighbouring rooms share a bathroom, a toilet, and a small corridor with a fridge. They are equipped with basic furniture.

Sports facilities

Aerobic for You VSK Chemie 

  • Organizes various aerobic activities.

?eské akademické hry

  • ?eské akademické hry (Czech Academic Games) is an exclusive multisport student organization that involves all higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. 
VŠAK Chemie
  • Hiking club

Student clubs

  • Majáles

Group of young students who prepare UCT Prague's participation in the Majáles student festival. 

  • Kachekran

KACHEKRAN, or the carnival of chemistry, has been a tradition since 1959. 

  •  4Students
  •  Divadlo (v)Ochotných Chemik?

Accreditation

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 programme and has also participated in other programmes such as the 5th and 6th framework programme, COST, EUREKA, and Leonardo da Vinci. It is a member of the family of 28 public and state universities in the Czech Republic and is a member of EUA (the European University Association), FEANI (the European Federation of National Engineering Associations) and IGIP (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy). 

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