Palacký University Olomouc

University, Czech Republic
Palacký University Olomouc

Palacký University Olomouc is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic, educating scholars since the 16th century. A home to roughly 23,000 students from all over the world, Olomouc is known as the ‘Oxford of the Czech Republic’.  

The University is one of the top Czech universities and also ranks highly on international rankings. Its eight faculties provide more than 330 study programmes in amongst others arts and humanities, natural sciences, medicine, and health sciences. Key research activities are directed towards translational medicine, biomedicine, biotechnology and advanced technologies.

The University actively supports internationalisation of educational and research environments, as well as the international mobility of students, academics and researchers. Particular attention is paid to the development of international strategic partnerships.  It is active in the Erasmus+ programme, both in mobility actions (Erasmus Mundus JMDs) and in cooperation projects.

Palacký University Olomouc received the receiving the EAIE Award for Excellence in Internationalisation in 2019 for its rapid development in recent years, taking internationalisation to the next level with an innovative approach that has focused on mobility as well as creating strong research links.