The Faculty of Chemical Technology and the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice scored among the best in the Faculty of the Year poll and placed first and second in their respective categories. The poll was organised by the Association of Students and Alumni and individual institutions were evaluated by students themselves.
Twenty-three thousand respondents participated in the survey and two hundred public and private faculties were evaluated. Students were asked to focus on the quality of teaching and instruction, the ability to prepare for future professional life, facilities and study environment, general atmosphere and personal satisfaction with the given faculty or institution.
Tradition, Quality, Facilities
The Faculty of Chemical Technology of our university placed first in the category of chemical schools. The Faculty of Chemical Technology has a long tradition and is the oldest of the seven faculties of the university, marking its 65th anniversary this year.
The Chemical Institute was established in Pardubice in 1950 and it has been cultivating various disciplines of chemistry ever since. It has developed into an important centre of teaching of chemistry, technical chemistry, material engineering, chemical technology, but also biological and bio-chemical fields. The faculty was home to many accomplished researchers in the past; even more renowned experts and scientists teach at the faculty now and their research and other activities are respected and successful on the international level.
The 17th of January, 1991, marks a milestone in the history of the institute because a new statute came into effect, establishing two faculties: the Faculty of Chemical Technology and the Faculty of Economics and Administration. These two faculties formed the foundations of the university.
Five more faculties have been established since 1991. The 31st of March, 1994, is another important date in the history of the institute as on this day, the Chemical Institute was renamed the University of Pardubice. In 2005, the Faculty of Restoration located in Litomyšl became part of the university.
Focus on Restoration in Practice
The Faculty of Restoration is an art school and it is the smallest faculty of the university in terms of number of students. Nevertheless, it ranked second in the art school category of the Faculty of the Year poll. The history of the faculty is not very long, it celebrates the 10th anniversary of becoming part of the University of Pardubice this year, but it has already managed to produce a number of successful graduates. Graduates are expertly prepared for the demanding career of a renovator or conservator of fine art and craft objects. They also gain experience through international scholarships and projects and participate in restoring objects and monuments even thousands of years old.
The School of Restoration and Conservation Methods was founded in Litomyšl in 1993 as a post-high-school study programme and was gradually transformed into the College of Restoration and Conservation Methods. It received the status of a non-profit organisation in the autumn of 1996 and in 1999 applied to become a non-university type higher education institution. Thus, the Institute of Restoration and Conservation Methods was established. Cooperation with the University of Pardubice started a few years later, and consequently the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice, located in Litomyšl, was established as of October 1st, 2005.
Results in the category of chemical schools:
1. Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice
2. Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
3. Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology
Results in the category of art schools
1. Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia Plzeň
2. Faculty of Restoration, University of Pardubice
3. Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava
Bc. Věra Přibylová
Department of Promotion and Public Relations of the University Pardubice