UCT Prague was founded in 1952 but its origins date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at Prague Polytechnic. Reorganization of the polytechnic in 1920 resulted in the transformation of the chemistry department into the School of Chemical Technology, one of the seven sections of the Czech Technical University.
UCT Prague (in addition to departments accomodating the needs of the entire university) has four faculties:
Currently UCT Prague boasts a number of excellent experts such as Jana Hajšlová, member of the EU Advisory Group “Food Quality and Safety”; František Štěpánek, who has been awarded an ERC grant; Martin Pumera, head of the excellent team for advanced functional nanorobots.
Notable prior efforts include:
UCT Prague provides international students accommodation in dormitories located in the southern part of Prague, in the district of Chodov.
There are two buildings, Sázava and Volha, which offer either double or triple rooms. Two neighboring rooms share a bathroom, a toilet, and a small corridor with a fridge. They are equipped with basic furniture.International students living in the dormitories do not need to register with the Foreign Police to announce their arrival in the Czech Republic; this is taken care of by the Administration of UCT Prague Facilities.
UCT Prague operates the superbly equipped library, ChemTK, situated in the modern National Library of Technology (NTK) building. The ChemTK collection includes more than 100,000 books, handbooks, encyclopaedias, periodicals, and other publications. ChemTK subscribes to 300 professional periodicals and provides electronic access to scientific journals. Over 2,500 journals
All international students entering the Czech Republic for more than two months must undergo a health entrance examination which certifies one's state of good health for studying.
UCT Prague has three buildings in Prague 6. The whole area together with the Theological Faculty of Charles University and the Czech Technical University form the Campus Dejvice.
Central Laboratories at the UCT Prague consist of 8 laboratories:
Laboratory of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and Laboratory of Surface Analysis
Sport club UCT Prague
UCT Prague cooperates with more than 100 universities and institutions worldwide. The university is the most active Czech university participant in the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and has also participated in other programmes such as the 5th and 6th framework programme, COST, EUREKA, and Leonardo da Vinci.
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