Why study in Olomouc

Why to choose Palacký University?

Although in 2013 Palacký University in Olomouc celebrated 440 years since its establishment, which makes it the second oldest university in the Czech Republic, it is far from an old-fashioned institution. On the contrary, in recent years it has become one of the fastest growing schools of its kind. If we add the genius loci of Olomouc, twenty-two thousand students and almost three thousand employees, it is no wonder that Palacký University is often referred to as the Czech Oxford.
The history of Palacký University began in 1573, when, as an originally Jesuit college, it was granted all the rights of other European universities. The modern history of the university dates to 1946, when it was restored after World War II under its present name. Over the centuries the Olomouc University primarily focused on teaching theology, medicine, mathematics, physics, and cartography.
The reputation of the university is evidenced by its alumni, among whom were the renowned general of the Thirty Years' War, Albrecht von Wallenstein; the founder of genetics, Gregor Mendel; and astronomer Karel Slavíček who worked for the Chinese emperor. The university enjoyed its greatest boom after the Velvet Revolution in 1989, when the number of faculties settled at today's eight.

More than just studying ...

The eight faculties of Palacký University offer over three hundred degree programmes and their combinations, with many courses available in foreign languages. Basically, everything is included, ranging from theology, teacher education, law, physical education, sports, through humanities, social sciences, art history, varied sciences, medicine and healthcare sciences. Students can study full-time and part-time programmes and complete one or more majors at the same time, even between different faculties. Everything depends on your preference; plus, it is possible to incorporate subjects from other disciplines into the 'schedule'.
The Olomouc University places emphasis on the individual approach and instruction of foreign languages, study abroad programmes and practical training with professionals in the field. On the other hand, students are given sufficient space for their extracurricular activities, whether in university sports facilities (the docks, gym, sports fields), culture (film clubs, student theatres, magazines) or in the context of social events ("Majáles" festival, dance balls, departmental parties). There is something for everyone!

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