Czech Republic's oldest university Czech Republic's oldest university

Karlova v Praze is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic and considered the leading University in The Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities. Charles University does not have a single site campus, the academic facilities occupy many locations throughout the city of Prague, three of the faculties are located in other cities (two of them in Hradec Králové and one in Pilsen).


Quick Facts:

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
City Population: 1, 9 million
University Population: 50,000
Climate: Prague has a mild to cold climate with rainfall throughout the year.
Nearest airport: Ruzyne International Airport


Why choose Charles University?

  1. The university has a very long history –since 1348
  2. Emphasis on a positive relationship with the broader European public
  3. A leading research university that combines high-quality science, research and education on both a global and national scale