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Czech Technical University (CTU)


In March 1803, emperor František I signed a decree on establishing a Polytechnic Institute of the Czech Estates. Classes at the new polytechnic began on November 10th, 1806. F. J. Gerstner was appointed director of the institute.From September 8th, the Polytechnic Institute became a part of the university, and was given the status of an independent school.


The University is divided into 8 faculties and one school of business, each focused on different aspect of engineering. You can choose from more than 55 internationally recognised study programmes at bachelor, master and PhD level.


  • Centre for Effective and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (CESTI)
  • Artificial Intelligence Center (AIC) 
  • Centre for Applied Cybernetics (CAC)
  • Advanced Technologies for Heat and Electricity Production
  • Research Center of Manufacturing Technology (RCMT)
  • Training Reactor VR-1
  • Klokner Institute
  • Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics


The CTU Career Centre helps students find their way in the employment market and provides free career-oriented seminars in English language. Career Centre also offers opportunity for Mentoring, where you can cooperate with your mentor from a private company up to 6 months and become a part of their working environment. 

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Student services

If you came here for a short term mobility - 1 or 2 semesters, the International Student Club can help you especially at the beginning of your stay to settle in new environment. Later on, you can take part in the trips and social events ISC organises for all international students or join various language courses.

Housing services

Approximately 8,000 local and international students are accommodated each year in the CTU dormitories. Rule number one is that each new student shall be offered a place/bed. The accommodation is mainly in shared rooms, and it is not possible to apply for a separate single room at the beginning of the year. In response to many requests for single accommodation, we have tried to find a solution. If you wish to live on your own and there is no single room available, there is an option of getting a double room in a university dormitory for 1½ times the price for a bed in a double room.

Library services

National Library of Technology - with its 1.2 million volumes, the library on the university campus offers excellent study resources for the whole country. Each faculty building has study rooms and quiet learning areas with a free INTERNET connection. The university publishes inexpensive study notes, which are available at the bookstore in the National Technical Library.

Campus life

CTU has several different campuses, and several other buildings that are used by the faculties of the university for teaching, research and other purposes. Most of the buildings are in Prague, but some are outside Prague, too. CTU has 8 faculties and one School of Business, and their buildings are mainly located in Prague 6 (Dejvice main campus) and/or in the city centre. The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering is located in Kladno, 30 km north-west of Prague.

Sports facilities

The Institute of Physical Education and Sports at CTU offers more than 40 types of sports activities. Students can sign up for courses in the countryside or in the mountains in summer and winter. In the summer months, the emphasis is on water sports, ball games, mountaineering, windsurfing and cycling. The main winter sports are cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Student clubs

The CTU Student Union consists of clubs based on dormitories and on interests. There are external clubs, the Student Union parliament, and also the Student Union Central Office, the Control Commission, and a number of autonomous student organizations. We organize numerous regular and once-off sports activities, lectures and music festivals, and we show various video courses. We also represent students accommodated in Czech Technical University dormitories.

Malá Strana, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic

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