Faculty of Chemical Technology and Faculty of Health Studies of the University of Pardubice have been voted by students and graduates the faculties of the year in their respective categories. The latter has won the award for the first time.
“The award makes both me and the whole faculty extremely happy; on the other hand it is also a commitment to work hard in the future. We really appreciate all the votes received from students thanks to whom we have got the award; we strive to be not only a faculty where students get their education, but also a faculty where they enjoy their studies,” says Doc. Jana Holá, Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies of the University of Pardubice.
The Faculty of the Year award is a prestigious survey among students and recent university graduates in the Czech Republic evaluating the quality of the teaching as well as the university environment. Since 2011, the faculties have been evaluated in categories depending on their field and status. The Faculty of Chemical Technology has ranked among the top players regularly.
“It is indeed great news that students have chosen us as the best faculty of chemistry in the Czech Republic. It is the third time we have won the award, which is great feedback for all the employees. Let me thank all our students for their support,“ says Professor Petr Kalenda, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Pardubice.
The survey may be completed either by current students or by graduates who have completed their BA or MA studies in the past 24 months. The survey considers not only the quality, attractiveness and variety of the teaching, but also opportunities to study abroad. Moreover, it also includes evaluation of the facilities, administrative back-up, prestige of the faculty and compliance with the rules on part of the management and the teachers.
“When secondary school graduates choose where to pursue their university studies, they may consider not only official rankings, but also the opinion of university students and graduates, says Professor Tatiana Molková, Vice-Rector for Education and Quality of the University of Pardubice.
The items in the Faculty of the Year survey correspond, to some degree, to international tools used for comparing universities. They were, however, modified to reflect the Czech environment and make comparison of different faculties possible. The survey is voluntary and not subject to any controlled conditions.