About the University

  • The University of Pardubice has been extending a sixty year long tradition of higher education in the City of Pardubice. The Chemical College, later known for 40 years as the Institute of Chemical Technology, was founded in Pardubice in 1950. After 1990, the character of the Institute changed and new faculties were founded offering a wide range of study programmes, not only chemistry related. Since 1994, the new name - the University of Pardubice - has been used. The University’s study and applied research programmes have developed extensively since then. The number of students has quadrupled to more than ten thousand, and research and development results from the University academic staff have been recognized by Czech and international scientific communities.
  • The University of Pardubice is now one of 26 public higher education institutions in the Czech Republic, and the only university in the Pardubice Region. The University consists of seven faculties (Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Jan Perner Transport Faculty, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Faculty of Restoration, Faculty of Health Studies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics). Its educational, scientific, research and development activities are carried out in accordance with the Higer Education Act No. 111/1998, and within the European Higher Education and Research Area. Educational and research activities are pursued in the fields of natural and technical sciences focused on chemistry, chemical technology, biotechnology and biochemistry, material science and engineering, informatics, electrical engineering, transport and communication technologies; in the field of social sciences focused on economics and administration, philology, history, philosophy and sociology; also health sciences and arts in the field of historical preservation, art restoration, and conservation techniques including inter-disciplinary programmes.
  • International cooperation is considered an important part of the University development. It is maintained with universities and research institutions in forty countries. As a member of the European University Association, the University has become an active part of the European and world higher education and research area.
  • The modern facilities of the University campus, near the centre of a city with a population of one hundred thousand, create ideal conditions for the all-around development of young people. Pleasant surroundings and many sports and cultural life opportunities, in combination with quality and demanding study programmes, are comparable to those of leading European universities at the dawn of the third millennium