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University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

4.0 out of 5 (11 ratings / 10 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.



UCT Prague was founded in 1952, its origins date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at Prague Polytechnic. A number of key figures of the history of chemistry relate to UCT Prague. Three figures are renowned in their fields: Vladimir Prelog, Nobel Prize winner, Otto Wichterle, inventor of contact lenses, and Emil Votoček, author of the Czech chemical nomenclature.


The four faculties provide studies in English in a three-year Bachelor Degree programme, two-year Master Degree programme and a four-year postgraduate Doctoral programme. UCT Prague is known for the depth and breadth of its educational and research activities in almost all branches of chemistry, chemical engineering, food chemistry and technology, biochemistry, refining, water treatment, power and biological sciencesand technologies, as well as environment protection, materials sciences, and otherchemistry-based fields of study.

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


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

UCT Prague researchers were very successful within the European Community framework programme, HORIZON 2020, and are actively involved in developing many new research projects and collaborations.

Notable prior efforts include:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Material Surface Analysis
  • TGA (Thermal Analysis)
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • RTG Difractometry
  • IR and Raman Spectroscopy
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Organic Elemental Analysis


With progressive fields of study and a prestigious international reputation, UCTPrague provides every student with education in advanced technologies and excellent preparation for lucrative careers worldwide.

You can go anywhere in the world with a UCT Prague degree. Career and future studies prospects for our graduates are excellent – your education will be recognized, wherever your future leads.

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University Ranking

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Student services

UCT Prague Counselling and Career Centre also focuses on helping students with various disabilities and special needs. It offers diagnosis, consultation and other services specifically tailored to compensate for handicap (extra time at exams, compensatory tools, etc.) without compromising the quality of education.

All services free of charge.

Academy of Competencies is a special extracurricular program aimed at developing crucial skills beyond the scope of your field of study. The purpose is to help round out your education by providing courses that develop essentinal skills useful in your professional as well as the everyday life (public speaking, leadership, effective communication, and many others).

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 neighbouring 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

The UCT Prague Central Library was one of the first chemistry-oriented institutions in Europe to install the electronic version of Chemical Abstracts on its local network.

It houses more than 100 000 volumes of books, handbooks, periodicals and other publications. Together with the access to electronic sources the UCT Central Library represents the largest chemical library in the Czech Republic

ICT services

UCT Prague maintains high standard computing facilities with a gigabit network. Computers are available to students in almost all of the several hundred laboratories and workrooms.

The UCT Prague provides students with an access to a lot of useful software (such as VPN, MS Office for Students, OneDrive, Mathematica, Maple, Autodesk) as well as scientific articles in paid peer-revieewd 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

Aerobic for You VSK Chemie 

  • Organizes various aerobic activities.

Ceské akademické hry

  • Ceské akademické hry (Czech Academic Games) is an exclusive multisport student organization that involves all higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. 

VŠAK Chemie
  • Hiking club

Student clubs

  • Majáles

Group of young students who prepare UCT Prague's participation in the Majáles student festival.

  • Kachekran

KACHEKRAN, or the carnival of chemistry, has been a tradition since 1959.

  •  4Students

  •  Divadlo (v)Ochotných Chemik?

  • Student Part of the Academic Senate of UCT Prague


  • The Erasmus Club ESN

  • Campus Dejvice


  • Department of Card and Board Games

  • Club 307

  • ChemChór (ChemChoir)

  • The Šípek´s Faculty Cup


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. It is a member of the family of 28 public and state universities in the Czech Republic and is a member of EUA (the European University Association), FEANI (the European Federation of National Engineering Associations) and IGIP (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy). 

Student Reviews

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...

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.

Good university overall
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

For an education in English it was average.

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