The University of West Bohemia (UWB) was established by the decree of the Czech National Council in 1991 when the Institute of Technology in Pilsen and the College of Education were merged.
The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen provides a wide variety of courses for both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer science, applied mathematics, physics, mechanics), education (both primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politology, archaeology, anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and design.
The research and development activities are based in the departments. There are, however, also interdepartmental and interfaculty teams which to work on projects closely related to the fields offered in the Ph.D. study programmes at the Faculties of Applied Sciences, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Research and development focuces on three types of activities:
The International Office encompasses the following activities:
The University campus, in particular, is currently undergoing very dynamic changes – with an annex to the University Library building, and new buildings of the European Centre of Excellence NTIS and the Centre of Technical and Natural Science Education and Research literally growing in front of our eyes. These investments are the largest in the history of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and, in the future, they will form a very promising base for even more intensive co-operation with universities all over the world not only in the field of Research and Development, but also in student mobilities.