Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) is situated on a large and beautifully landscaped campus in a quiet and study-friendly environment, at the prescints of the golden city of Prague, in the heart of Europe. It is a temporary home for more than 20 000 students who, together with over 1000 faculty and staff members, including visiting scholars, form a true academic forum.

Top reasons to study here

  • For more than a century our University has been the centre of higher education in life sciences in the central European region of Bohemia.
  • The teaching and scientific qualifications of the applicant are demonstrated.
  • In addition to education and research activities, the third role of universities is cooperation with practice, transfer of knowledge, innovation and technology.

About

History

The actual history of our university begins in 1906 with the establishment, by decree of the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I, of a Faculty of Agriculture at the Czech Polytechnics in Prague. Professor Julius Stoklasa, a renowned specialist in soil chemistry, became the first Dean of the Faculty.

Education

In harmony with global trends, the Faculty of Agrobiology, Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, as well as our two new Faculties of Environmental Sciences & Forestry and Wood Sciences are putting more and more emphasis on educating students in the crucial areas of safety in the food chain and protection of the biosphere. The Faculty of Engineering also educates graduates in ecologically sound waste management, environmentally friendly road vehicle management and alternative energy production. Finally, the Faculty of Economics and Management, the largest Faculty of the university, offers more courses focusing on the rural, modern sectors of economy, up-to-date management of private, corporate&state enterprises.

Research

At CULS research is systematically carried out in the area of life sciences and bioeconomy: from physiology and molecular biology, forestry, environmental issues and rural development to modern management methods and cutting edge technologies.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
801
2020
801
2019
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
801 100
2019
901
2018
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
1001
2020
1001 -200
2019
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
1030 -27
2020
1003 20
2019
1023
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

Student services

The International Relations Office of the Czech University of LIfe Sciences Prague (CULS) is a central administration unit, situated on the 4th floor of the Rectorate building, in Prague Suchdol.

Housing services

Before you enrol in your 1st year of studies you will have to go to the study administration office, the dormitory administration, and fill out official forms (e.g. application for ISIC card, registering as a student residing at the Halls of Residence/Dormitories, etc.). One of the advantages of CULS campus is that all Faculties, Halls of Residence, Sport Centre, etc. are situated at one place.

Library services

The library is part of the Study and Information Centre - the core of the services of SIC is a college library offering loaning of study literature as well as teaching information literacy courses. However SIC hosts also additional services which support study, pedagogical and research activities in the campus. 

ICT services

The Moodle system allows you to: browse individual courses containing information and materials from selected subjects, communicate with other students and teachers, hand in assignments online directly in the course, write tests and continuously verify your knowledge, and to always have an overview of the current academic year and follow current events and deadlines.

Medical services

Every foreigner who wants to stay in the Czech Republic must have and pay health insurance.

The following are participants of the public health insurance system

  • Citizens of the Czech Republic residing the Czech Republic
  • Foreigners with permanent residence in the Czech Republic
  • Foreigners who are employed by a company with its headquarters in the Czech Republic
  • Applicants for international protection

Student Life

Campus life

Before you enrol in your 1st year of studies you will have to go to the study administration office, the dormitory administration, and fill out official forms (e.g. application for ISIC card, registering as a student residing at the Halls of Residence/Dormitories, etc.). One of the advantages of CULS campus is that all Faculties, Halls of Residence, Sport Centre, etc. are situated at one place.

Sports facilities

First and second year students are involved in sports activities organised by CULS Department of PhysicalEducation (DPE). These include traditional sports, such as swimming, aerobics in its various forms, bodybuilding, volleyball, basketball, football and floor-ball. Students can also take part in other sporting disciplines, according to their choice. Older students can participate in optional sport events.

Accreditation

All study programmes taught at CULS are officially accredited by the the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Student Reviews

Highly Recommend
Emmanuel O. rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience with CZU is very good. The professors (lecturers) are respectful, ready to assist their students, and they teach well. Also, it's one of the most Greenest universities in the world; you wouldn't want to miss the conducive and learning environment in this university.

Overall experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far so good, unfortunately I started online due to Covid but the university handed the situation quite well. Instructors are wonder3 and overall quality is great. As from the international experience aspect it needs a lot of improvement, events for international students and some sort of activities for the students to get to know each other and meet people from other...

Online study programme
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have not had much experience, because I have been receiving lectures online due to the pandemic. With the online classes too study has been great.

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