List of universities in the Czech Republic

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Partial list

Old universities

Founded in 1348 by Bohemian king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

  • Olomouc University (Palacký University in Olomouc)

Founded 1586 by Jesuit Order, in 18th century became State university. During opressions of absolutism of 1850s, all faculties were closed, only Theological faculty remained. In 1946, other faculties were re-established.

Founded in 1717 by Bohemian nobility to provide better technical knowledge. Many important scholars have been taught there, e.g. sir F. J. Gerstner or J. Ressel.

Founded in 1920 by the state. Became one of the biggest universities during 1990s; new big campuses are being built.

New universities

  • Ostrava University

Founded in 1960s.

  • Purkyne University in Usti (J. E. Purkyne University)

Founded in 1991 after end of Communist dictature. J. E. Purkyne was a biologist, one of the best Bohemian scholars of 19th century.

  • West Bohemian University in Pilsen

Founded in 1990 after end of Communist dictature.

  • South Bohemian University in Budweis

Founded in 1990 after end of Communist dictature.

Founded in 1990 after end of Communist dictature.

  • Silesian University in Opava

Founded in 1991 after end of Communist dictature.

  • Technical University in Liberec

Founded in 1994

  • Pardubice University

Founded in 1998

Founded in 2000

Historical universities

(Universities that no longer exist)

  • Law University in Prague

Established by separation of Law faculty of Prague University during 1360s. In longlasting religious wars in Bohemia (Hussite Wars, after 1420) Law University ended its being.

  • Prague German University

Because of both-sided language chauvinism between Prague Bohemians and Germans, the old Prague University was divided into two Universities of two languages in 1882. Many important personalities have taught there, f. e. Albert Einstein, Christian von Ehrenfels or Hans Kelsen. In 1930s University got slowly under Nazi influence (rector San Niccolo). In 1945, University was closed by government.

  • Russian Free University in Prague

This University was established in 1920s and financed by Government of Czechoslovakia to help Russian emigrants who fled before Bolsheviks from their home country. University was closed by German Occupants in 1939 and by second time in 1945 by new leftist government. Many Russian professors and other Russian emigrees, citizens of Czechoslovakia, were kidnapped to Soviet Russia by KGB in 1945.

  • Ukrainian Free School in Prague

This university school was established in 1920s for Ukrainians who fled before Bolsheviks. School followed the end of Russian Free University, many Ukrainian emigres were also kidnapped by KGB.

Comprehensive list

This is a list of all universities in the Czech Republic as of April 2005. It includes also small and not very important ones.



  • Policejní akademie České Republiky
  • Univerzita obrany


  • Academia Rerum Civilium – Vysoká škola politických a společenských věd, s.r.o.
  • Akademie STING
  • Anglo-americká vysoká škola, o.p.s.
  • Bankovní Institut Vysoká Škola, a.s.
  • Evropský polytechnický institut, s.r.o.
  • Filmová akademie v Písku, o.p.s.
  • Institut restaurování a konzervačních technik
  • ŠKODA AUTO a. s. Vysoká škola
  • Literární akademie (Soukromá vysoká škola Josefa Škvoreckého)
  • Mezinárodní baptistický teologický seminář Evropské baptistické federace, o.p.s.
  • NEWTON College, a.s.
  • Pražská vysoká škola psychosociálních studií,s.r.o.
  • Pražský technologický institut
  • Rašínova vysoká škola s. r. o.
  • Soukromá vysoká škola ekonomických studií
  • Středočeský vysokoškolský institut, s.r.o. - [1] (
  • University of New York in Prague, s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola aplikovaného práva, s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola cestovního ruchu, hotelnictví a lázeňství
  • Vysoká škola ekonomie a managementu
  • Vysoká škola evropských a regionálních studií, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola finanční a správní o. p. s.
  • Vysoká škola hotelová v Praze
  • Vysoká škola Jana Amose Komenského
  • Vysoká škola Karla Engliše v Brně
  • Vysoká škola Karlovy Vary
  • Vysoká škola logistiky, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola manažerské informatiky a ekonomiky, a.s.
  • Vysoká škola mezinárodních a veřejných vztahů Praha, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola obchodní v Praze
  • Vysoká škola podnikání
  • Vysoká škola regionálního rozvoje, s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola tělesné výchovy a sportu Palestra, s.r.o.
  • Vysoká škola v Plzni, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola veřejné správy a mezinárodních vztahů v Praze, o.p.s.
  • Vysoká škola zdravotnická, o. p. s.
  • Západomoravská vysoká škola Třebíč, o.p.s.

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