Brno University of Technology is one of the top European technical universities with excellent research outcomes and international recognition.
Apart from education, the university focuses on scientific and research activities carried out in several research centres and especially in the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC).
Brno with its 400,000 inhabitants is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and with 100,000 students a vibrant place with a unique atmosphere.
Our students do sports in a university stadium with surface meeting the Olympic standards as the only one in the Czech Republic.
The university was founded in 1899 and currently it is an internationally recognized institution offering a cutting-edge education based on the latest scientific and professional knowledge. The focus of Brno University of Technology (BUT) covers a broad spectrum of fields ranging from technical and scientific disciplines through economics to the arts. The emphasis is put on engineering, computing and other technical fields that represent the flagship of BUT research and education.
With almost 24,000 students, BUT is the largest technical university in the Czech Republic. Thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies used in research fields and the quality of education, BUT has been among the world´s best universities according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd., a prestigious international university ranking, for several years. In 2013, it ranked between positions 101 and 150 in the Civil and Structural Engineering category. In 2012, BUT reached position 357 in Engineering & Technology and 297 in International Students category.
Brno University of Technology offers Bachelor´s, Master´s as well as Ph.D. degree levels of education at eight faculties and two university institutes.
World university ranking
According to the Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS) prestigious world university rankings, BUT has been amongthe 400 to 600 best universities of the world for several years in succession. In the last ranking published in September 2010, it even finished in the 301st to 350th place in the engineering and IT categories.
Prestigious ECTS and DS labels
For the period 2009 2013 the Brno University of Technology has been awarded the European Commissions prestigious ECTS and DS Label certificates, issued in recognition of quality higher education.
BUT was one of only two Czech universities to be granted the ECTS Label. This label recognizes the proper introduction of the European credit system in all Bachelors and Masters degree programmes in line with the implementation of the aims of the Bologna Process. BUT was awarded the DS Label in recognition of the proper provision of the Diploma Supplement to all its graduates free of charge. Both certificates are proof that BUT meets the demanding criteria of the European Union in the area of higher education; in addition, they make a major contribution towards broadening mobility and increasing the internationalization of the university.
At the present time more than 24,000 students are enrolled at BUT at 8 faculties and 2 university institutes:
Brno University of Technology offers its students excellent background for study as well as other activities. In 2013, the Pod Palackého vrchem and Purkynovy halls of residence ranked among TOP 3 in a national competition for the best university dormitories. Students stay at five halls of residence offering 6,600 beds. Most of the halls feature a study room, TV room, game hall (pool, table tennis, etc.), kitchenette, laundry, bike room, access to the Internet and some even offer an outdoor playground. In sixteen BUT canteens, students can buy tasty and healthy meals for moderate prices. Several meals are always on the menu in the traditional university canteens, restaurants, snack bars, pizzerias, and coffee bars.
Brno University offers its students various forms of counselling via the Pres blokycentre. These include psychological and legal consulting services as well as counselling and assistance for disabled students and study applicants. In addition, the centre organises cultural, educational, and sports events for students. You can also contact the BUT Institute of Lifelong Learning when looking for a job.
While the city of Brno organises numerous sporting events, Brno University of Technology offers its own modern sports grounds. Situated at the Pod Palackého vrchem campus, the university's largest sports ground boasts an athletic stadium with surface meeting the Olympic standards, an indoor sports hall for futsal, football, basketball, and volleyball. BUT students can choose from a wide range of sports offered by the BUT Centre of Sports Activities. Currently, they include more than 50 sports specialisations at different performance levels.
Brno is a perfect city to combine studying and leisure time. Students can enjoy classes in both the historical centre and the new campus with its hi-tech lecture rooms. There are plenty of cafeterias, sport grounds and clubs in the campus as well all around the city. You can choose from an infinite offer of cultural events and places such as indoor and open air cinemas, theatres, dance clubs or historical sights.
The surroundings promise trips to amazing natural sites that are just a stone´s throw away. You can explore the caves in the Moravian Karst or the Pálava Nature Reserve that has been on the list of biosphere reserves of UNESCO since 1986.
The vicinity of Slovakia and Austria is a plus for those who like to visit another country and yet come back in the evening.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Brno University of Technology!