Charles University was founded in 1348 and is one of the world’s oldest universities. The largest and most famous Czech university, it also ranks highest among Czech schools in international rankings.

The modern, dynamic and cosmopolitan university has 17 faculties (14 in Prague, two in Hradec Králové and one in Pilsen), four university institutes, five other centres for educational, scientific, research, development and other creative activities, four university-wide special-purpose facilities and the Rector’s Office as the executive management unit of the Charles University.

Charles University has a number of top research teams that collaborate with foreign institutions. Students at individual faculties also have the opportunity to participate in the scientific and research activities of the University.