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Charles University was founded in 1348, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. It is the largest and most renowned Czech university, and is also the best-rated Czech university according to international rankings. There are currently 17 faculties at the University (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové and 1 in Plzeň), plus 3 institutes, 6 other centres of teaching, research, development and other creative activities.
The key priority of Charles University is to continue to enhance its prestigious status as a research university. To achieve this aim, the University focuses strongly on international collaboration and research activities. Charles University can boast several outstanding research teams which are involved in close collaboration with international research institutions. Charles University collaborates with a broad spectrum of renowned universities from all over the world. We are a proud partner of the university alliance 4EU+. Creating an international environment at the university is a priority, therefore we have numerous opportunities for researchers all over the world.
The University has more than 8600 employees; of this number, almost 5000 are academic and research staff. University has more than 50 000 students - roughly a sixth of all students in the Czech Republic – enrolled in more than 300 accredited degree programmes that offer over 870 different courses.
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