University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

3.9 out of 5 (14 ratings / 12 reviews) Prague, Czech Republic
The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague is a natural centre of first-rate study and research in the area of chemistry in Czechia and is one of the country's largest educational and research institutions focused on technical chemistry, chemical and biochemical technologies, material and chemical engineering, food chemistry, and environmental studies.

About

History

UCT Prague was founded in 1952 but its origins date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at Prague Polytechnic. Reorganization of the polytechnic in 1920 resulted in the transformation of the chemistry department into the School of Chemical Technology, one of the seven sections of the Czech Technical University.

Education

UCT Prague (in addition to departments accomodating the needs of the entire university) has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Chemical Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Technology
  • Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering

Research

Currently UCT Prague boasts a number of excellent experts such as Jana Hajšlová, member of the EU Advisory Group “Food Quality and Safety”; František Štěpánek, who has been awarded an ERC grant; Martin Pumera, head of the excellent team for advanced functional nanorobots.

Notable prior efforts include:

  • RECOBA, Assoc. Prof. Juraj Kosek, Cross-sectorial real-time sensing, advanced control and optimisation of batch processes saving energy and raw materials
  • PARTIAL-PGMs, Assoc. Prof. Petr Kočí, Development of novel, high Performance hybrid TWV/GPF Automotive afteR treatment systems by raTIonAL design: substitution of PGMs and Rare earth materials

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
373 -31
2021
342 13
2020
355
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
1201 -200
2021
1001
2020
1001
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
-
2020
901 -200
2019
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
1187 -43
2020
1144
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

UCT Prague provides international students accommodation in dormitories located in the southern part of Prague, in the district of Chodov.

There are two buildings, Sázava and Volha, which offer either double or triple rooms. Two neighboring rooms share a bathroom, a toilet, and a small corridor with a fridge. They are equipped with basic furniture.International students living in the dormitories do not need to register with the Foreign Police to announce their arrival in the Czech Republic; this is taken care of by the Administration of UCT Prague Facilities.

Library services

UCT Prague operates the superbly equipped library, ChemTK, situated in the modern National Library of Technology (NTK) building. The ChemTK collection includes more than 100,000 books, handbooks, encyclopaedias, periodicals, and other publications. ChemTK subscribes to 300 professional periodicals and provides electronic access to scientific journals. Over 2,500 journals

Medical services

All international students entering the Czech Republic for more than two months must undergo a health entrance examination which certifies one's state of good health for studying.

Student Life

Campus life

UCT Prague has three buildings in Prague 6. The whole area together with the Theological Faculty of Charles University and the Czech Technical University form the Campus Dejvice.

Central Laboratories at the UCT Prague consist of 8 laboratories:

  • Laboratory of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
  • Laboratory of Infra-Red (IR) and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry (MS)
  • Laboratory of Organic Elemental Analysis
  • Laboratory of X-RAY Difractometry
  • Laboratory of Thermal-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Laboratory of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and Laboratory of Surface Analysis

The laboratories are equipped with a modern and top-level instrumentation.

Sports facilities

Sport club  UCT Prague 

  • aerobic
  • florbal
  • frisbee
  • ice-hockey
  • beach volleyball
  • squash
  • tennis

Student clubs

  • ESN UCT Prague - Erasmus Student Network
  • IAESTE UCT Prague
  • Counselling and Career Centre UCT Prague
  • 4students
  • UNI-ART
  • Department of board and card games
  • UCT Prague Orchestra
  • ChemChór

Accreditation

UCT Prague cooperates with more than 100 universities and institutions worldwide. The university is the most active Czech university participant in the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and has also participated in other programmes such as the 5th and 6th framework programme, COST, EUREKA, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Student Reviews

Wonderful Europe
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall experience is good and European universities are awesome. I suggested to the students who wants come for studying in europe, please apply and grab this opportunity. Thank You

My honest observation of UCT Prague.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The whole community of students really took me by surprise, because I wasn't expecting such collegiality. Teachers are very helpful and willing to give advice to any question. Subjects are taught in a extremely interesting and detail-oriented way that catch the attention of even the most inattentive students. Also the whole campus has a very friendly and relaxing...

Appreciations
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UCT, Prague is a very good university. There are a lot of things that I highly appreciate from my University. There is a very good collaboration between students and professor and the most important are the laboratories. The quality of laboratories in UCT is very satisfying.

Prague, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic

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