What to Study in Czech Republic
Being sometimes overlooked by international students, this country has been gaining well-deserved popularity over the last several years. Its quality education, globally recognized degrees, low tuition fees, living costs, vibrant student life, and, generally, great value for money makes Czech Republic an attractive destination for young people seeking higher education from all over the world.
If you are interested in studying in Czech Republic, then it might be useful to know what fields of study are especially popular among international and domestic students.
Chemical and all kinds of Engineering
Czech Republic boasts a number of good technical schools such as Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), and University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (UCT Prague). All these schools offer a wide range of programs in engineering- Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Nuclear Science and Physical, Chemical Engineering.
CTU in Prague has 227 study programs, of which 94 are in foreign languages. Its civil engineering program is highly valued internationally. BUT offers a wide range of engineering programs, including forensic engineering with Master’s programs such as ‘expert engineering in traffic’, ‘real estate engineering’, ‘risk management of technical and economic systems’.
UCT Prague has a wide range of programs almost exclusively in Chemical technology and engineering. This institution places high in various rankings and is a member of various international associations such as the European Federation of National Engineering Associations and the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy, and academic institutions.
Environmental science and natural science in general
Czech Republic is a good place to study all kinds of natural science: chemistry, biology, geography, and geology. The programs in science are offered by Palacký University Olomouc, Masaryk University, Charles University, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (UCT Prague), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) and many other schools. Additionally, many of them boast interdisciplinary programs in environmental sciences and technology, making the Czech Republic a good study destination if you are interested in processes happening in the Earth environment.
The country’s largest and oldest university, Charles University has a faculty of science with several specialized teaching and research centers, including the Institute for Environmental Studies. Masaryk University places a special emphasis on science and has even established a research station in the Antarctic in 2006 in order to investigate the climate of the continent. The faculty of environmental technology at UCT Prague has been focusing on environmental protection since the mid-eighties. Strong faculty of science at Palacký University Olomouc is highly valued both domestically and abroad.
If you are interested in cultures and languages, Czech Republic is definitely a good country to go for your studies. Programs on English, Germanic, East European, Greek, Asian cultures and languages are offered by Charles University, Palacký University Olomouc, Masaryk University, and many other schools.
The Faculty of Arts at Charles University is considered one of the largest research and educational institutions in the arts and humanities in Central Europe. Among its wide range of disciplines, the faculty offers courses on more than 100 languages, dead and living, including Old Norse, Church Slavonic, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Ancient Egyptian, and many others. Cultural, as well as linguistic and literature language studies make this faculty one of a kind in Central Europe.
Palacky University Olomouc boasts a wide range of disciplines in this field focusing on contemporary languages and cultures (Asian, German, Slavonic studies). Masaryk University, along with some other programs, offers a North American Culture Studies program.
Czech technical schools such as Brno University of Technology (BUT) and Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) provide a variety of programs in information technology on all levels of study that cover many in-demand disciplines such as information systems, computer systems, artificial intelligence, robotics and cybernetics.
BUT, calling itself ‘a Silicon valley in the heart of Europe’, made huge investments into top-notch facilities and is located in close proximity to the Czech Technology Park, where companies such as IBM, Red Hat, Vodafone, or Zebra Technologies reside. There are possibilities of various internships for its students. CTU, doing extensive research on robots and robotic toys, is highly ranked in the latest QS World University Ranking, and is a member of EuroTeQ consortium of prestigious technical universities.
There are several Czech schools that offer programs on food science and technology - Brno University of Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), and The Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (ICT Prague), that focuses almost exclusively on beer making.
Although ‘food technology’ is a wide subject with many branches and sub-subjects, studying food technology in Czech Republic is mostly associated with beer-making. The University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (‘brewery technology’ courses are given in the framework of the program ‘Food, technology and processing’) and ICT Prague both have on-site experimental breweries for research purposes. Both institutions cooperate with a number of Czech world-famous beer-making companies.
Charles university has not just one, but three theological faculties (Catholic, Protestant, and Hussite).
These are the centers for learning, teaching, and research in the areas of theology, ethics, and the history of art and culture. These knowledge hubs host international conferences, public debates, and cultural events every year. Not only Christian, but also Jewish studies, philosophy and other non-theological studies are taught within the framework of these faculties.